Degrees and Certifications:
-B.S. Business and Economics, History- UNCG -M.A.T. Secondary Social Studies- NCSU -NC Firefighter I & II -Basic Life Support/CPR,AED- AHA -Community Emergency Response Team- NC EM -Introduction to Incident Command System- FEMA -ICS for Single Resources & Initial Action Incident- FEMA -National Incident Management System- FEMA -National Response Framework- FEMA -Active Shooter: What You Can Do- FEMA -Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: Guide for Schools, Higher Education, and Houses of Worship- FEMA - 2018-2019 Johnston County Teacher of the Year
Mr. Lance Atkinson
Before I came to teaching I spent years as a firefighter and time working with North Carolina Emergency Management. With that said I am a certified North Carolina Firefighter I & II and hold other varying certificates in emergency management and incident planning. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Economics with a Minor in History from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. During my undergraduate studies I was able to have an exhibit at the High Point History Museum based on my research and project I completed in my History of North Carolina class. Also, I was able to study abroad for international entrepreneurship at the Université catholique de Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. I then attended North Carolina State University and earned my Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Social Studies Degree.
I am a Johnston County local and native to the area. I graduated just down the road at West Johnston High School and would not want to be teaching in any other school district. I am extremely proud to teach and call Clayton High School my home. COMETS ALL IN!
Below is the link to my classroom website.
1st: American History II Honors
3rd: American History II Honors
4th: American History I
Comet Time Tutorial Schedule:
Wednesday- Comet A & B
Friday- Comet B & C