Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's in Elementary/Early Childhood Education - Florida State University Master's in Special Education - University of Northern Colorado Education Specialist Interdisciplinary in Educational Leadership and Special Education Administration - University of Northern Colorado
Mrs. Kelly Atkinson
Hello from Mrs. Atkinson
I am honored to be entering my 9th year at Meeker. Nowhere else have I ever experienced such a sense of family and community in a school. Meeker parents, students, and staff genuinely care for one another and believe that building positive relationships is the foundation for creating a safe, supportive learning environment.
A little about me - My husband Kory and I will celebrate our 28th anniversary this year! We have two amazing boys - Koby 21, who is studying Secondary Science Education at UNC, and Kooper 16, who is in his junior year of high school. We also have a houseful of pets including a Shepherd mix, Kodiak; two rescue cats, Kujo and Chunk; two Guinea Pigs; and 5 fish. As a family, we enjoy camping, hiking, geocaching, and a variety of other outdoor activities. If you have never experienced geocaching, stop by and see me, I'd love to tell you all about it!
Education - I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education from Florida State University, a Master's degree in Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado (UNCO), and an Education Specialist (EdS) interdisciplinary degree in Educational Leadership and Special Education Administration from UNCO. As you can probably tell, I am passionate about learning! It is my greatest desire to pass that passion for learning on to Meeker students.
Having spent six and a half years teaching special education, I am excited to continue in the role of Dean this year. In this role, I am able to support the social/emotional learning of our students and implement restorative practices. We recognize that many students come to us with a variety of life experiences from which to begin their learning. In order to meet the social/emotional and academic needs of all Meeker students, I believe it is imperative that we create meaningful relationships and provide a caring, supportive learning environment where all students feel safe to take academic risks and challenge their thinking. In addition to Meeker's redesign which encourages team teaching and collaboration, we are a Leader in Me school, inspiring every student to reach their highest levels of success! We truly believe every student is a scholar with greatness, talent, and skill! No matter what challenges come our way, we know 2021/22 is going to be an amazing year!