Lisa Tess Lisa found the Co-op after several years of searching for a Preschool that aligned with her desire for a family-centered, play-based educational model, and became a Co-Lead Teacher for our Preschool Program in 2017. Her education includes a B.S. in Human Services. For six years, Lisa taught as an assistant at the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Preschool in Groton, CT. She has also volunteered in violence prevention community education; a role that focused on curriculum development for conflict resolution and appropriate expression of emotion in early childhood. Lisa’s passion is in enriching the educational experiences of children by nurturing their natural love of learning, and honoring their individuality. She believes that this is what young children need to reach their fullest potential, and she seeks to find the best in each child she teaches. Lisa finds children learn best through play, and being allowed to be children, so her class and curriculum are designed with that in mind. Her favorite quote is this, “You never stand so tall as when you stoop to help a child.” Lisa lives with her family in Littleton, MA.