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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Jim Hardegree Named Associate Head of School, Dean of Students

01/21/2020

It is with great honor that the University School of Jackson announces the appointment of Mr. Jim Hardegree as our Associate Head of School, Dean of Students effective July 1, 2020. “Mr. Hardegree brings with him a tremendous amount of respect and trust, not only from me, but by our entire...

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Lauren Yancey named Assistant Director of the Jones Academic Center

01/17/2020

The University School of Jackson is pleased to announce the promotion of Lauren Yancey to Assistant Director of the Camille and Ralph Jones Academic Center (JAC). Lauren will assist the JAC Director, Christy Glenn, in the day to day operation of the center and with the instruction of qualifying USJ...

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Choral Students Selected to UT Martin Honor Choir

01/17/2020

Nineteen of our Upper School Concert Choir students were selected to participate in the University of Tennessee at Martin's annual Honor Choir held January 16 and 17. Students spent Thursday and Friday working with faculty and guest conductors in preparation for their performance with the Jackson Symphony in May. The following...

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USJ Board of Trustees Announces Don Roe as the New Head of School

12/17/2019

It is with great excitement that the USJ Board of Trustees announces Don Roe as the next Head of School.   A lifelong West Tennessean, Don has been a part of the USJ community since July 2012 when he was hired as chair of the History Department where he also taught...

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