- Music Teacher
Erin Dunne earned her degree in Music Education from Florida State University in 2006. Mrs. Dunne has been teaching K-6 music at Atlantis Elementary for the last 3 years. In addition to general music classes, she also directs a Winter Chorus, Spring Musical, and String program. Her husband, Ed, teaches band at Palm Bay High School, and together they have a son named Eddie who was born in 2011. Mrs. Dunne enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and going to Disney World. She hopes that through teaching music, her students will learn that with hard work and a positive attitude they can achieve great things…not only in music, but in life as well!
Andy Hanson - Physical Education
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Mr. Hanson is a graduate of the University of North Florida . He has been at Atlantis since 2003 and he enjoys teaching the kids the importance of physical fitness, health, nutrition and team sports. He was voted Atlantis Teacher of the Year for the 2011-2012 School Year. He is the 2011 recipient of the Splahslife 30 Most Innovative Educators Under 30 Award and also the recipient of the 2011-2014 Excellence in Physical Education Award. In addition, he was awarded the Fahperd's Physical Education Program Recognition Award for 2012. His wife, Devyn, teaches 7th and 8th grade at Space Coast Jr/Sr High School and they have two young sons, Tucker, born in 2005, and Jackson, who was born in July of 2009. Andrew enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to church, playing golf, softball, basketball and going to the beach. He hopes that being a positive role model for children will have a life changing impact on them.
Marks - Library Media Center
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Smith - Computer Teacher/Tech
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Mrs. Smith graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and worked as an Assistant Buyer for the Younkers department store chain until she moved to Florida. She was a secretary for one of the Brevard County Commissioners until her son, Brandon was born. She began working in the media center at Merritt Island High School when her son started kindergarten. While working at MIHS, she returned to school and got a Master of Science Degree in Educational Media. Upon completion of her degree, she began teaching at Atlantis. During the summer of 2006 she completed ESOL training to learn strategies to make learning more comprehensible and meaningful to English Language Learners. Mrs. Smith is a former Atlantis Teacher of the Year. She has been at Atlantis since it opened as the computer teacher/technology specialist and enjoys the wonderful variety of things that she does. The best part for her, however, is working with the children. The joy of watching them learn and grow makes teaching a very rewarding profession for her.