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    Name: Lisa Atchinson
    Room: P100
    Grade Level: 4th
    Phone Number: 360.709.3105 (voice mail)
    Email: lisa.atchinson@tumwater.k12.wa.us
    I grew up on Tumwater Hill and in the Black Lake area - a proud attendee of Tumwater schools from K-12.  I graduated from Tumwater High School and attended the University of Puget Sound and Central Washington University.  I graduated from CWU in 1994 with honors, and then spent the next 21 years at Tenino Elementary teaching 4th grade, working with many gifted colleagues and wonderfully supportive families.
    I am now lucky enough to be back "home" at Michael T., the school I attended when I was an elementary student!  I have many fond memories of my caring teachers, and really cherished the time I spent in the big, old, brick building on Linwood Avenue.  My past teachers and experiences at MTS were monumental influences on my decision to become an educator, so I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to be back here, coming full circle.  This is my 30th year in fourth grade.  Crazy how time flies!  
    Fun Fact: Three generations of our family have been Michael T. students....and a fourth little one "on-the-way"!  
    If you are trying to reach me, please email me at the above address.  Thank you!