• Welcome Back to the 2020-2021 School Year!

Mrs. Tess Marler

Phone: (252)232-2237 x6016


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Certified Reading Recovery

Mrs. Tess Marler

Welcome to Virtual Learning & Room 303!

I'm excited to move up, with my former first graders, to teach 2nd grade this year! Although we're starting remotely, I look forward to being able to meet in person again. In the meantime, I have exciting new things planned for our online adventures!

I am a native of VA. I grew up in the Tidewater area but have lived in Currituck County for 18 years, now. All four of my children attended Currituck County Schools so I am glad to be able to give back. My husband, Don, is retired Navy. While raising my own children, I taught Sunday school and directed VBS programs at our church. That's how I learned my professional calling. I directed and taught our church's preschool program, while I finished my degree, and have been teaching in NC public schools ever since.

This is my 10th year teaching, my 6th as a Reading Recovery Teacher, and my 4th here at Shawboro. I'm happy to continue to support our 1st graders at SES through Reading Recovery. I know I'll enjoy working with our students and families, too.

I'm looking forward to teaming with you and your student for 2nd grade. We'll have fun and learn a lot, even online. I'll be in touch with you, regularly, to support your efforts at home and keep you informed. I welcome your input, as well.

I LOVE ClassDojo! It will be my primary means of communicating with families. I'll share everything from quick notes to class announcements on the Class Story, and even photos, videos, and student work samples there. You can also reach me by email here or by phone at (252)232-2237 extension 6016.

Despite the challenges we face during the pandemic, I'm looking forward to a fantastic year! See you in the ClassDojo and on our Google Classroom!