Category Archives: inclusive education

Judy Tessier- Awesome Advocate

When asked to describe teacher Judy Tessier, Nick hikes his arm up to his speech device and begins typing words like:  “Funny, like, teacher, funny, makes laugh, fun.”  This is how Nick begins to formulate his raw thoughts as he reflects upon his time working with Judy.

Nick has been so fortunate to meet and watch this dynamic community educator in action.  Loveland’s young children are extremely fortunate to have Judy and her cohorts as public educators here.

Judy has worked the last two years at the Monroe Early Childhood center.  Judy’s work with children includes teaching both Gifted & Talented groups, as well as Special Education classes.

A 30-year veteran educator (BA-Art Education), Judy taught in Massachusetts until a couple of years ago, and is the person responsible for all of Nick’s crazy costume moments during her literacy events with the Center over the last couple of years!

Judy has been married 31 years, has two grown children and one grandchild, and has lived the last 10 years in Colorado.

What a creative, fun, funny and Awesome Advocate for all children in Colorado!

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Judy Tessier making Nick laugh at a Literacy event

Reading with Community Preschool

Teachers with heart, students with a curiosity and a willingness to learn and grow….this is what you find within the walls of Community Preschool in Loveland.

Ms. Tammy

Ms. Tammy

 

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Ms. Laura

 

Ms. Jodie

Ms. Jodie

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Ms. Jill

 

First Baptist church

Located within the First Baptist Church on 6th Street, this non-profit cooperative preschool is a great place for 3 to 5 year olds to spend their time.

Nick, Andre, and Shal

2 yr. old Andre joined the audience for Nick’s presentation.

We were very impressed by the children’s inherent respect for their presenters and eachother.

 

 

 

 

The children asked great questions of Nick and his job coach, Audrey!

 

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Landis and Nick

Landis Fletcher, Former CPS student and new friend!

 

We were excited to have our new friends and advocates, Shelly and Landis Fletcher, among the audience.

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Shelly Fletcher, new advocate and friend!

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Ms. Micheal and Nick with a student. 

 

After the presentation, we were invited to play on the playground, and even got the kids to sit still long enough for a  picture!

 

 

 

 

 

We hope to visit Community Preschool soon! What an Awesome school!