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    Name:   Denise Clayton
    Room:   C103
    Grade Level: 4th
    Phone Number: (360) 709-7173
    Email: denise.clayton@tumwater.k12.wa.us
    Professional Biography:  It feels like I've always been in school.  I attended preschool through junior college in Anaheim, CA, then transfered to Westminster College in SLC, Utah to pursue a nursing degree.  After a year of nursing school, I realized that teaching was my calling.  (I should have known.  Both of my parents were teachers) I graduated from Westminster with a major in elementary education and with a minor degree in spanish.  I have taught grades 2-6 for 37 years spending the last 17 years of my career in the Tumwater School District.  Most of my teaching has been with 4th and 5th graders.  They are simply the most wonderful people imaginable!  I've also had the fun privilidge of coaching girls' tennis for Centralia High School and teaching College for Kids.  I love to use my spanish and play the guitar and sing with my classes every day.  I love the children and every day that I am able to be their teacher!