Phone: 3522914000 x59731
Degrees and Certifications:
BFA FIU MFA UF
Mrs. Nancy Atkinson
This is my 35th year teaching music in Florida.
In Marion County, I taught at Madison Street Elementary for 9 years; Belleview High School for 13 years and this is my 9th year at West Port.
Mr. Atkinson, the Bio-Medical teacher and I have been married for a very long time. We have two children, Gwen and Eddie, who are in their 30s and attended the Marion County Schools before attending UF and FSU. Mr. Atkinson and I are both from Miami so are Hurricane fans which help us to not play favorites between UF, our daughter Gwen's alma mater and FSU, our son Eddie's alma mater
Aside from teaching music, playing music, listening to music and absolutely loving everything I do with music, I kayak, bicycle and hike--all very slowly, but am able to see great beauty in nature. Mr. Atkinson and I also love camping and have been cross-country several times.
I have recently developed a keen interest in all things astro-physics.
At my advanced age, I am taking it slowly, reading "Idiot's Guides" to these topics and appreciate all help from mathematic/engineering types since it is those students who also sing or play instruments that have inspired me.
Philosophy and World Religions are also favorite topics of mine. With the extensive diversity of my students, it is common for us to come upon these topics inadvertantly during any classes. Mr. Gustavson is now teaching a philosophy class and since I teach his son, Stefan, I hope to acquire even more knowledge from both of them.
I also love making small talk about movies.
Enough about me.
I look forward to knowing all of you this year.