A Lifetime Commitment Melissa Determan Beard has been committed to Tumwater schools all of her life! Here she is with her cousin, Joanna (Leuschen) Hiatt, wearing Peter G Schmidt Elementary t-shirts that proudly proclaim “Peter G It’s For Me!” and her sisters, Chris (Determan) Zahrobsky, THS ’93 and Lori-Ann Determan. By Adam F.C. Fletcher I'm a speaker, writer, trainer, researcher and advocate who researches, writes and shares about education, youth, and history. View all of Adam F.C. Fletcher's posts.