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Latoya Atkins-Elam

Hello, my name is Latoya Atkins-Elam  and I am the Interventionist at Van Winkle. This is my first year with the district. Previously,  I worked as a Lead Healthy Pregnancy Coach with Delta Health Alliance, helping to reduce preterm birth rates in the State, a Field Technical Assistant with the Leadership and Professional Development team with The Early Year's Network through Mississippi State University , a Health Program Specialist with Child Care Licensure with The Mississippi Department of Health, a Training Consultant with Jackson State University and a Teacher with Hinds County Human Resource Agency Project Head Start.

I am a proud graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi and Jackson State University. I am the mother of 5 children and one granddaughter. I've been married for 3 years and we reside in Madison County along with our family dog, Rocket. I have a strong  passion and love for Early Childhood Education and strive to help families and children reach their full potential by providing high quality experiences, resources and services to improve quality of life.