Meet the Leaders of TSEMrs. Angela August has been an educator for over 25 years, 18 of which have been in the Gulfport School District. She began her teaching career in Gulfport educating students at Twenty-Eighth Street Elementary and continues to serve as the principal. As an instructional leader, she has the opportunity to co-teach with teachers, plan with educators, model lessons, and teach students. She has mentored in many capacities helping students to understand state standards and encourage students to engage in critical thinking activities.
She graduated from the University of South Alabama in 1993 and earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She continued to further her teaching career and achieved her master's degree in elementary education and a specialist’s degree in education. Mrs. August is National Board Certified in Early Childhood Education. She has been awarded the Presidental Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Program. This award is the nation's highest honor for teachers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
It is with great pleasure that she serves the students, community, teachers, parents, and all staff members of Twenty-Eighth Street Elementary. Mrs. August believes that students learn best when they become responsible for their own learning and have high expectations.
Mrs. Robin Auringer is the Assistant Principal of 28th Street Elementary. As a native of Gulfport, she attended schools within the Gulfport School District and graduated from Gulfport High School. She recieved a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Southern Mississippi and a master's degree from the University of Mississippi in educational leadership. Mrs. Auringer is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early and Middle Childhood Literacy. Over the past nine years, Mrs. Auringer has been dedicated to educating children of the Gulfport School District. She previously taught at Anniston Elementary and served as an administrative intern at Gulfport High School, Central Elementary, and 28th Street Elementary.
Mrs. Auringer is eager to continue working with the faculty, students, and parents of TSE. She believes all students can learn and reach their maximum potential. With academic and social-emotional support, Mrs. Auringer strives to provide our children with the tools for academic success.