Degrees and Certifications:

University of Minnesota Metropolitan State University

Ms. Atchison


My name is Janey Atchison and this is my fourth year as a teacher at Murray Middle School. I teach 7th Grade American Studies and the Women's Studies teacher for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders!

Previously, I was at Murray in support roles as well as a teacher at Ramsey Middle School. I am from Stillwater, MN, but always loved St. Paul more. I went to the University of Minnesota for my undergraduate degree focusing on business. I then returned to school at Metropolitan State University to earn my teaching license and my Master's in Education focusing specifically on Urban Education. I am currently working on my Ph.D in Education Policy at the U of MN.

In my free time, I love reading books and doing something athletic. My favorite book series is Harry Potter! I am a proud resident of the East Side of St. Paul and love walking my dog, Banjo, around Lake Phalen. My favorite Minnesota pastime is going to the State Fair!

Feel free to contact me at anytime with questions or concerns. My email is Please note that all classroom updates will be on Schoology.

Let me know if you would ever like to visit or volunteer in our classroom! You are ALWAYS welcome!