Trustee since May 7, 2020 (Appointed)
Current term began: May 18, 2022
Term expires: May 2025
Longtime educator, Yvonne Atkins, brings to the Board nearly 40 years of educational experience as a teacher, facilitator, counselor, instructional coach, and adjunct professor. Before her retirement from Tyler ISD in 2019, Mrs. Atkins served in teaching and administrative roles at Boulter, Stewart and Three Lakes middle schools, as well as T.J. Austin and Clarkston elementary schools. She earned numerous teacher of the month honors over her career and received Campus Teacher of the Year honors while at Austin and Clarkston elementary schools.
Mrs. Atkins is a graduate of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education before earning a Master of Science in Community Mental Health. Mrs. Atkins also holds a Principal Certification from Lamar University and a Master in Reading from The University of Texas at Tyler.
Mrs. Atkins is a member of The National Society of Leadership and Successes and the National Council of Teachers of English. She is married to Rodney Lamar Atkins, the founder and pastor of the Victory Temple Church of God in Christ. Their children, Paul and Paula, attended school in the Tyler Independent School District.