Austen Hecker

America Reads Coordinator; PALS Outreach Specialist


  • M.Ed., University of Richmond
  • B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University

Austen  Hecker has taught English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) for students in K-12. She has served as a reading interventionist and classroom teacher for students in the primary and middle grades. Now Austen is pursuing an Ed.D. with a concentration in reading. Her research focuses on literacy assessment and instructional practice. She is the coordinator for the America Reads work study program and serves as a PALS Outreach Specialist.