Getting to know Mr. Tessmer

Hello! and welcome to my personal page, thanks for stopping by. Students ask all kinds of questions, as they explore the world around them, and trying to get to know their teachers is just part of the process. I thought I would share some information to help my students and their families get to know me.
Some of my favorite things:
  1. My Family (big priority in my life)
  2. Travel: I love exploring the United States and someday hope to visit all of the National Parks.
  3. The Green Bay Packers (yes, I realize I live in Seahawk Country)
  4. This state (Washington): mountains to the east, ocean to the west, so much to see and do.
  5. Teaching -- I know I have found the right career for me and I love the staff I work with and the students I work for. 
Where did I grow up?

I was born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin. A southern Wisconsin town in the middle of farm country, mostly corn and soy bean fields and lots of dairy cattle. Janesville is a community of 60,000 people where manufacturing is the primary economy. 

This is my 8th year living in Washington.