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Ms. Tessa Courtoise

Hello! My name is Tessa Courtoise. A great way to pronounce my last name is to think of the word Turqouise, but if that doesn't help you can call me Ms. C! I am very excited to begin my 4th year in my teaching career. I teach Drawing/Painting I and II, Sculpture, Ceramics, and Art Foundations.

I was born in Illinois where I lived until I was 14. My immediate family and I moved to Kearney, Missouri in 2009 and I've been around the KC Metro area ever since. Kansas City is my home, but one of my greatest loves in life is to travel and experience new places. I've been to a couple different countries and several big cities in my travels and I plan to do more as time marches on. Traveling has a huge influence on my personal art and I love finding connections between the two.

My passion for art drives deep and carries over to my teaching. Not only am I passionate about what I am doing, I’m passionate about the growth and well-being of students. I am a driven, caring, interpersonal individual who cares deeply about diversity and equality of all.

I’m excited to be a part of the Warrior family and can’t wait to see what we create together!

Go Warriors!!