Jennifer Atkins,


Jennifer Atkins is a Registered Nurse, Nationally Certified School Nurse, and has been working in the Dedham Public Schools since 2016. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Management from Western Governors University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Simmons College. Nursing is Jen’s “second career” and from her prior (and continuing!) interests, she holds a Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Boston University. Before law school, Jen worked on Capitol Hill on both the House and Senate sides and still loves politics, activism, and Washington, DC!

Jen began her nursing career at Boston Children’s Hospital as a critical care staff nurse in their cardiology unit and then moved into primary care, working at Dedham Medical Associates in Norwood. She first became interested in school nursing during a community practicum and worked as a substitute school nurse in both Dedham and Westwood before officially joining the DPS team.

When not at work, Jen enjoys spinning, cooking, reading, and meditating. Jen and her husband Dave live in Westwood with their three children and their fabulous, funny dogs, Leo and Betty.

(p) 781-310-1116 (f) 781-461-1638