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Principal's Message


Welcome to Atkinson Elementary-Home of the Tigers!





Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success! ~Henry Ford~


     It is a great privilege that I am principal of such an exceptional Professional Learning Community. This year will be filled with great achievements as we continue to work diligently to engage all students, faculty, staff, parents, administrators and community in the overall success of our school. We have celebrated many accomplishments over the last two years and I am looking forward to even more success.


     As a school family, we will continue to promote relevant, high level experiences for all learners. Our students will meet the challenge of becoming life long learners and being prepared to compete in the 21st Century educational institutions and job markets. This expectation is met only because of the partnership between home and school and the high level of good instruction each day. Our focus to motivate each student to reach their highest potential will be driven by analyzing ongoing data, implementing engaging instruction, providing rigorous assessments, effectively using collaborative planning and continuously communicating the beliefs, vision, and mission.


     We are proud of our commitment to student achievement and look forward to enriching our school community. Teamwork will lead our constant pursuit of continuing excellence, and providing our students with the quality education for which our school is known.


     I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work alongside such passionate people who carry around in their hearts the prize of success for every individual in our building. On behalf of the entire Atkinson staff, we would like to thank you for the opportunity to work with you and your child. As we move forward throughout this year, please know that your presence is needed in all capacities; whatever you can do, your time and efforts are greatly appreciated.


     Working as partners with parents, we will educate your children and help them master success!


 Latrina Gates