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About Mrs. Atkinson

Hello parents and students and welcome back!


Please check individual course pages for more information. 

About Me
  • This year, I am starting my 17th year of teaching. I started teaching in 1997 but stayed home with my children from 2003-2010. In addition to teaching, I serve as the English Department Coordinator (6-12) for the district.
  • I have a BA in English from Shippensburg University and a Master's in Teaching and Curriculum from Penn State.
  • My husband and I have three children. My son, Jake, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh last spring with a degree in bioengineering and works for GSK in Philadelphia; my daughter, Emma, completed a semester at Duquesne University and is taking a gap semester before transferring to Penn State; and my son, Owen, is in tenth grade.
  • My dog, Abby, is the best dog in the world.
  • When I'm not at school, I grade, plan, read, write, walk, and I am my children's person Uber (but instead of them paying me, I give them money when we reach our destination). 
  • I love teaching and love coming to work every day.
  • I collect turtles.
  • I like bulleted lists.
Contact Me
Phone: (717) 691-4530 ext. 3415
Schedule Semester 2:
Period 1: Capstone Communications
Period 2: Accelerated English