Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Austin Allain

Mr. Allain has served in public education for the last 17 years both in Louisville, KY and now here in Wake County.

Prior to joining East Garner Elementary, he was a middle school science teacher at Noe Middle School (2004-2010 in Louisville), an assistant principal at Western Middle School (2010-2014 in Louisville), and an elementary principal at Lowe Elementary school (2014-2021 in Louisville).  Mr. Allain earned his Master’s Degree in Teaching from the University of Louisville and his Master’s Degree in Instructional Leadership from Bellarmine University. 

Mr. Allain has earned several awards for his work in public education through his career at this time.  In 2013-2014, he received the PTA Outstanding Educator award for his work with Western Middle School.  In 2017, he received the Excellence in Education award from Hilliard Lyons as an outstanding Principal.  In 2018, he received the PTA Hall of Fame educator award for his work as a Principal.  In his last year at Lowe Elementary, he earned the Excellence in Education award from the Greater Foundation for Education and Learning.   He believes that all these awards are an honor to receive, but just a result of being passionate and enthusiastic about making sure kids are successful in school each day!

Mr. Allain has been married for 11 years and has 3 children, all now attending WCPSS schools.  He is an avid sports fan, loves to work with his hands on projects at home, enjoys spending time being active outside with his family, as well as believes that leaders inspire others through their actions.  He is excited to join the East Garner Community and get to know our kids and families.