I’m Ms. Atkins and I’ll be teaching Chemistry, ICP, biology, Dual Credit Chemistry, and Anatomy/Physiology. I’m from Gas City, and I attended Mississinewa Community Schools. I worked with Mississinewa as an assistant coach to the high school Science Olympiad team, which is a group of students that meet to prepare for and attend competitions with events in the areas of life science, physical science and engineering.
I attended Ball State University, and graduated with my BS in chemistry in the summer of 2009. I then continued my education at Ball State and received my MA in chemistry in 2011 while doing research about hydrogen fuel sources. While doing my research, I also worked as a graduate assistant and taught several different chemistry labs.
I started teaching at Ivy Tech Community College (east central region) in January, 2012, where I taught introductory chemistry and physical science (including physics, chemistry, Earth science and astronomy) until May of 2013.
In February of 2013, I began teaching at Hoosier Academies in Indianapolis as part of their blended/online program until May of 2017. While there, I taught Earth Science, Physics, Chemistry, ICP, Astronomy, Forensic Science, and AP Chemistry. I also ran the school drama program for three years, including the production of both our fall plays and spring musicals. I've been at Union since August, 2017.