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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The University School of Jackson is very pleased to announce Cynthia Kirsch’s hiring as its new Lower School Director. Mrs. Kirsch brings an extensive background in independent schools, from having attended one herself from Pre-K through 12th grade to serving 20+ years in leading independent lower schools in Dallas...

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New Director of Auxiliary Programs and a New After School Care and Camp Bruins Coordinator

02/24/2021

USJ Announces New Director of Auxiliary Programs and a New After School Care and Camp Bruins Coordinator After School Care and Camp Bruins Director Faith Dixon and Assistant Development Director Cathy Garrett recently announced that they would leave USJ at the end of the school year. Both of these administrators...

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