Shirley Austin-Peeke

Science, Farm to Table


Room: 202


Shirley Austin-Peeke, Science, Farm to Table

Department(s): Science Electives

Degrees and Certifications
BA in Biology from Sonoma State University, Teaching Credential from Sonoma State University

Have taught at SVUSD since 1992, first at Altimira, then at Adele

Special Interests
Hiking, gardening, music, dog mushing

  • Ever since my early days of being a docent naturalist at the Fairfield Osborne Preserve and the Bouverie Preserve, I knew that I wanted to be a science teacher. I earned my BA degree in biology and my teaching credential at Sonoma State University. I have been teaching for 23 years, and I learn more every day! I started my career at Altimira Middle School, and moved to Adele Harrison when the school opened in 2001. I originally intended to teach elementary school, but found that I absolutely love middle school students, and haven’t looked back. I think that all kids naturally are curious about the world, and I strive every day to encourage that curiosity and quest for understanding in my science and horticulture classes. When I am not at school, I love to spend my time gardening, hiking, playing guitar, enjoying nature, and spending time in the mountains with my husband and our team of awesome sled dogs.