Tess graduated with her master's degree in Elementary Education from Quinnipiac University in 2007. This is Tess's 14th year in the classroom. She began her career in Utah teaching 2nd grade for 6 years. Then she moved to Vermont and became an Academy Star. She taught 5th grade for 5 years and has been teaching 3rd grade for the last 2 years. She loves the infectious enthusiasm that students bring to the classroom and works hard to make each day fun and exciting for her students and making sure her students feel a sense of belonging.