University School of Jackson

Elizabeth Atkins

Elizabeth Atkins

2nd-5th Grade Music, Federal Funds Coordinator

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Where do you call home?
Union City, Tennessee

How long have you been teaching?
I've been teaching for over 20 years, but only in two school systems - USJ and Hoover City Schools in Hoover, Alabama.

What is your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part about my job is that I get to teach students to sing and dance - two things I love to do myself!

What is your favorite thing about USJ?
My favorite thing about USJ is the feel of family here. We care about and help one another. I also love that I'm now beginning to teach some of the children of the students I had when I first started here in 1992.

What is a fun fact about yourself?
Fun fact: I've met three former U.S. Presidents.
Even more fun: I was head majorette in high school and marched the 7 mile route in the 1985 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.

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Headnotes: Pandemic Leadership

12/01/2020

  November 2, 2020   Greetings USJ Families,   Did I mention that I love baseball? As a student and teacher of American history, I appreciate it as a quintessentially American invention and activity. I really appreciate this Gerald Early quote:   "There are only three things that America will be remembered...

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Randy Olswing Named Chief Financial Officer

11/20/2020

The University School of Jackson announces the recent appointment of Randy Olswing to the senior leadership position of Chief Financial Officer. For the past twenty years, Mr. Olswing served as Assistant Head for Operations/Chief Financial Officer at Hutchison School, a private independent school located in Memphis, Tennessee. Before his...

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Headnotes: Fundamentals

11/02/2020

  November 2, 2020   Greetings USJ Families,   Did I mention that I love baseball? As a student and teacher of American history, I appreciate it as a quintessentially American invention and activity. I really appreciate this Gerald Early quote:   "There are only three things that America will be remembered...

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Headnotes: The Bruin Walk

10/01/2020

   The Bruin Walk   For those who proudly wear the Red and Columbia Blue, this path isn’t just special but treasured. It stands as a symbol of accomplishment. Emblematic of success. This leads to an important, if not existential question: Just how is this success defined? ...

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