Hello and welcome to my page! My name is Katie Akins and I am a new teacher at John Jones Elementary. I'm so excited for my first year teaching first grade! I graduated from Jacksonville State University with my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. I am also a Highly Qualified teacher.

I've lived in the Southside community my entire life and am well acquainted with the John Jones community. I'm so excited to be a part of this fantastic family!

I help lead worship on the praise team at my church and love using music in the classroom. My brother and I write worship music for children and adults and love to reach people through our music. 

I absolutely love teaching and cannot wait to get to know your little ones. I will pour my heart and soul into this class and will do my very best to make sure they are successful and learning every day! 

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