Jamie Atkins grew up in West Chester and graduated from West Chester East High School. She went on to college at the University of Delaware and graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, earning master’s degrees in education and psychology.

She worked in Philadelphia for ten years at an education non-profit and as a classroom teacher, where she developed a passion and commitment to education and social justice. She is excited to have the opportunity to support students in her hometown of West Chester as part of the team at the Charles A. Melton Center.