Welcome to 

The Office of the President

Get to know our executive leadership team
Executive Leadership

Meet our team

Mr. Kyle Atkins
President, Founder and Professor
Kyle is the President and Founder of Phoenix Institute. He oversees all of the divisions of Phoenix, but his passion is higher education and working with Phoenix Institute. 

Kyle has a background in Information Technology as a programmer, worked in various positions as a critical care paramedic, has been a Radio DJ, TV Show Director/Producer, Consultant and a variety of other roles over the years.

In his spare time, he is an avid gammer, researcher, autism advocate, and he loves spending time with his wife DeAnna and his children Caden, Maddox and Callie. 
Mrs. DeAnna Atkins
Chief Operating Officer
DeAnna is a founding member of Phoenix Institute. She serves as the organizations Chief Operations Officer and oversees the Admissions Department of Phoenix Institute. DeAnna is also heavily involved with Phoenix Academy.

DeAnna has a passion for teaching and currently teaches her own children through the Phoenix Academy hybrid program. DeAnna is also the wife to Kyle, our president. 

In her spare time, she enjoys gaming, playing with her kids, and ensuring that all of the schedules for the kids, her spouse and Phoenix match up. 

A Message from the President

Welcome to Phoenix Institute! I am personally thrilled that you have decided to invest in your education through our college. 

You may notice that we seem a bit different, our policies are not "typical" (but in a good way), and we work to meet you where you are in your educational journey. We don't hold your hand, but we do try to ensure that you learn during your time with us. 

When we founded Phoenix Institute, we had a simple mission. We wanted to create a college like no other. We wanted to use the latest data on creating engaging environments, get away from the mundane standardized testing and we wanted to revitalize your learning. We hope that you find those things to be true during your time with us.

If I could encourage you in your journey, it would be to not give up and lean on your faculty and staff here at Phoenix to help you grow. Be open to new ideas, new ways of thinking and begin to feed your thirst for knowledge. 

Our goal is for you to walk away with not only a completed program, but a desire to make an impact in your community by being the best that you can be. 

If you ever find yourself in one of my courses, you will hear the phrase "Be a student of the craft." This means that you should never stop learning, never stop searching. College simply provides a small snippet of your discipline and it is just the beginning. 

We are glad to be here along this journey with you and my door is always open. 

Welcome to Phoenix!

Kyle P. Atkins, Ed.S., NRP
Phoenix Institute
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