Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Doug Atkinson

I have my Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.  I have my Master of Science Degree in Physical Education and Exercise Science from Western Maryland College.  Upon receiving my masters, I met my wife of 12 years and counting and moved to Indiana where I began my teaching career in 2002.  I have a daughter who is in 4th grade and a son who is in kindergarten.  I have been coaching middle school tennis for the past 7 years at Noblesville Middle School and now at Noblesville West Middle School.  In my spare time I enjoy spending time outside doing yardwork with my family, watching all sports on television as well as teaching tennis lessons to anyone who wants to learn.  One of my favorite activities is doing the Jump Rope for Heart Program which raises money for the American Heart Association.  This past year, Hazel Dell was 2nd in the state for raising money for kids who have heart conditions.  As a reward each year, every child who raises $100 gets the opportunity to throw a whipped cream pie at me which is fun for all to watch.