Phone: 803-476-4892


Degrees and Certifications:

Secondary Mathematics Education-University of South Carolina Minor in Statistics- University of South Carolina Master's in Middle School Math Education-Walden University National Board Certification Early Adolescence Mathematics Gifted and Talented Endorsement Read to Succeed Endorsement Highly Qualified

Mrs. Atkinson

I teach Math 7 and Algebra 1 Honors. This is my 25th year teaching in District Five and 24th year teaching at Dutch Fork Middle School. I am the 7th Grade Math Department Head, Sponsor of The Academic Team, and current Dutch Fork Middle School Teacher of The Year. As Department Head, I teach students from all four teams and share lunch and Refocus with Team 71. I attended The University of South Carolina where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Mathematics Education and a minor in Statistics. I earned my master’s in Education from Walden University. I am a National Board Certified Teacher. My husband, Keith, works for an engineering firm in Irmo and coaches football. We have been married for 23 years and have three children. Kayla is a senior at Clemson University. She is majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Biological Sciences. Hannah is a junior at Winthrop University majoring in Theatre with a minor in French and Arts Management. John is an freshman in high school  and plays soccer and is a member of the Marching Band. We have a spoiled cat named Blitz. During our free time, we love to spend time in the Smoky Mountains. I am so excited to work with you all this year. It is going to be a wonderful school year!