University School of Jackson

Elizabeth Atkins

Elizabeth Atkins

2nd-5th Grade Music, Federal Funds Coordinator

[email protected]

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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