Dedham High School

Maria Antonuccio is a Nationally Certified School Nurse with 20 years’ experience working at Dedham High School. As an alum of DHS she is passionate about serving the students and families in this community. A life long learner she completed her BSN from UMass Boston and obtained her MSN at Framingham State College. As a school nurse she co lead a bereavement group for students who had lost a parent. She also served in a leadership role during the NEASAC accreditation process. She worked at New England Baptist Hospital for 18 years as an orthopedic nurse.

Maria has spent most of her life living in Dedham. She and her husband Kevin have raised three grown sons and are still raising one teenage son. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, large extended family, and friends. Maria developed a love for running as a member of the Dedham JR High running club, has run the Boston Marathon and is currently the cross country coach at DMS. She is often seen running through the streets of Dedham or dancing the night away at the annual DEP fundraiser Dancing with the Dedham Stars.

Jennifer Atkins is a Registered Nurse and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Simmons College, a Bachelor of Art Degree in Political Science from Boston University and a Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law. Jen brings a unique perspective to her nursing practice from her previous careers working on Capitol Hill before law school, and then as an attorney - first as a consumer advocate, and later in tax consulting with both Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Jen started her nursing career at Boston Children’s Hospital as a 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 nursing practicum and began working as a substitute nurse for the Westwood and Dedham school systems before joining the Dedham High school staff in 2016. Jen’s long term career goals include continuing her education with a master’s degree in nursing. When not at work, Jen enjoys spinning, yoga and walking her Labrador Retriever, Leo. Jen and her husband Dave live in Westwood with their three children.