Kanitha Atkinson, Assistant Principal

Kanitha Atkinson, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Atkinson is ecstatic to join Thomas Haley Elementary as an Assistant Principal.  She has been in education for 10 years. Her previous assignments include working as an elementary teacher, an Instructional Reading Coach, and an Assistant Principal Intern. 

Mrs. Atkinson received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Howard Payne University and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington.  Mrs. Atkinson also has earned her credentials in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. 

Mrs. Atkinson began her tenure in Crowley ISD as an elementary special education reading and math teacher.  During this time she used her talents to head many campus organizations, including a mentor program.  After three years of working as a classroom educator, Mrs. Atkinson had the opportunity to serve as an Instructional Reading Coach.  As a Reading Coach, she provided ongoing reading support to teachers and students by implementing standards-based methodologies with fidelity and facilitated numerous reading activities including yearly campus Reading night functions.  In 2018 Mrs. Atkinson she left Crowley and went to HEB ISD, where she became a fifth grade reading teacher at South Euless Elementary and in 2021 she transitioned to an Assistant Principal Internship.