Hi, my name is Michael Atkins, I am the proud principal of Stedman Elementary in Denver, CO. I have been part of Denver Public Schools since I was 4 years old. My experiences as a student, custodian, paraprofessional, teacher, assistant principal and principal has given me a unique glance within education. I use that lens to guide my work and journey today. I lead to ensure the students under my care have a different experience than I did. I lead in hopes of grabbing educators by the hand and walking with them step-by-step and side-by-side on a journey of intercultural development, so we can serve ALL students and interact with our diverse world differently. Let’s be the sweeping changes our babies need in this world.