I graduated from Independence High School in 1967 and from PSU with a BSED and major in art education.
I have learned the most from teaching middle school since 1972.
I started teaching here when it was still the Junior High in 1972. I have been here to the present.
I married Jim Atkinson in 1971 and we have 2 children. Jayme Kral is married with 2 children and lives in Lenexa, KS. Jason Atkinson lives in Iola.
I enjoy building clay sculptures, painting, and drawing. I also enjoy singing harmony with the praise team at 1st Baptist church.