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Ms. Kellen Atkinson

Ms. Atkinson loves being a teacher. She thinks the best part is getting to know her students every year and seeing their hard work turn into success! Every year goes so fast and she has to remind herself self to slow down and enjoy the process. Ms. Atkinson believes that education is a matter of social justice and that every student deserves a quality individualized education with dedicated and creative teachers. The best work a teacher can do is to help their students engage critically with their world, embrace their creativity and be fearless to take on the challenges this world will surely throw their way.

Before teaching Humanities at UNMS, Ms. Atkinson taught Yoga and Art to students K-8. She received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Oregon and her Masters degree here in New York City at Teachers College. Ella vivó en Ecuador por dos años y también hablas Español. She has also spent time in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. Ms. Atkinson loves language and loves to travel! She has met inspirational people all over this world and hold those friendships very close to her heart

She is proud to be a part of the UNMS family of learners, thinkers and change makers.

Remember, “there is no better death for a book than being read too much and by too many.”

Ms. Atkinson has been a member of the UNMS community since 2012.

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