Mrs. Tesch

Portrait 2016

I am a wife, mother of six, museum curator, two-time cancer survivor and lover of show tunes.  I love to travel to historically or ecologically significant places.  I am a kinesthetic learner so when I visit interesting places I MUST touch everything.  This can be very embarrassing for my family.  My favorite travel experiences have involved interactions with wildlife like tiger cubs, alligators and reef sharks.

Education is very important to me.  I love learning new things and am very proud of how well I did in college – especially while raising six children.  Before coming to Lincoln Academy, I taught history, geography, psychology and civics in a secure facility for struggling girls.  I am humbled by the powerful, positive influence I have had over my students during some of the most difficult moments in their lives.

As a teacher, I am an effective blend of strict but fun.  I believe in pushing students hard enough so that they can discover just how awesome they will become.  I am proud of our nation, our state and our community.  In my classroom, we will discuss topics that embody the principles of gratitude, responsibility and heroism through historical content.  We will also spend much of our energy building literacy skills such as writing, research and critical thinking.

I love being a part of the Lincoln Academy family.  My colleagues and administrators are among the most talented, dedicated people I have ever worked with.  I invite you to reach out to me anytime.