Mr. Austin Boyd

Phone: 251/968-4747


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Austin Boyd


Educator: ART – I, II, III, AP

Coach: Semi-Retired...

Art is “Controlled Chaos"; and that is what we try to create in class at GSHS. Art is not just a painting, illustration or sculpture, etc.; it is an expression from the heart and soul of the one creating it.  The creative environment that is offered, gives each student a chance to experiment with their inner self; and has resulted in numerous acknowledgements, awards, scholarships and opportunities from across the nation as well as locally.  Please join us in overcoming creative fear and contributing to the chaos…


Originally from the Carolinas, I graduated from Olympic High School in Charlotte, NC and while attending The University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1998 earned a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts/Graphic Design. I received an Alternative Bachelorette Certification from Stillman College and have Advanced Placement (AP) certification from Savannah College of Art & Design, (SCAD). Other accolades include: RBC Outstanding Teacher Award and Digital Renaissance Leadership Educator

I am in my 10th year of education; (1 at GSMS, 9 at GSHS) and 24th year as a coach; (16 in NC - boys/girls basketball, girls soccer; 8 at GSMS/GSHS – girls/boys basketball, boys soccer); and I look forward to many more successful years developing our children’s creative capabilities...

Along with my wife, Deanna and 3 boys, Mason, Gage and Stone, we reside in Gulf Shores and love our schools, city and beaches!

I put My Heart & Soul into My Work, and have lost My Mind in the Process... - Van Gogh