Hello, my name is Stephanie Atkinson. I am so excited to be the new assistant in 1st grade. I have been a stay-at-home mom until this past fall when I started substitute teaching and accepted the EC TA position at Iron Station Elementary School. I wanted to be in the school system to allow for more time to spend with my family. My oldest is 9 and entering the 4th grade @ Pumpkin Center Intermediate and my youngest is going into the 1st grade at Pumpkin Center Primary. Before having children I worked for Wells Fargo as a financial advisor in Charlotte where I Ilived with my husband Jeff. We decided to move to Lincolnton to be closer to my home of Tennessee and better schools for our girls. We have very much enjoyed living here. I decided to go back to school this spring and get my Teaching Certificate so I can one day have my own classroom. I never thought I would enjoy being a teacher when I initially went to college, but this year has been so much fun and a great learning experience.
In my spare time I enjoy traveling back to Jonesborough and spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy cooking, working in my yard, and spending time with my husband and our children. We currently have 1 Labradoodle named Porter, a new puppy named Wren, and a cat named Daisy. Needless to say I stay very busy! I can't wait to get started in July. I know this is going to be a great fit for our family.