Meet the Principal of Westlawn Middle School

  • Falcon Family,

    I am delighted and honored to serve as Principal of Westlawn Middle School. I am energized and deeply committed to making a positive impact on the lives of students and am looking forward to making this an exceptional school year.

    My educational career includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education: English Language Arts, a Master of Education degree in English Language Arts, a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership, and a certificate in Instructional Leadership. My professional career includes nine years teaching English and serving as an assistant principal for three years.

    I am committed to establishing and maintaining positive relationships with faculty, staff, parents, and community stakeholders in order to build a foundation that will enable all students to obtain high academic success. Further, I aim to empower each student to become productive citizens and lifelong learners. If, over the course of 25 years, I am able to touch the life of one child, then at least I would know that I have done some good for the world at large.

    If ever I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. I truly look forward to meeting and getting to know each of you.


    Dr. Darlene F. Atkins, Ed.D.


  •  Dr. Darlene F. Atkins
    WMS Principal
    Dr. Atkins

    (205) 759-3673