Ms. Tamara Forte
1st Grade Teacher

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in English from Susquehanna University; Masters of Arts in Education with a concentration in the Diverse Classroom from Gratz College

I love the CES family, community, and am excited to begin my 17th year of teaching! I taught kindergarten for nine years at Church Hill Elementary School and three years before that in New Jersey. This is my fifth year in first grade at CES and am happy to return to first grade again this year.

I live in Queen Anne's County. My husband and I have two sons (Ryland and Jax), a daughter (Brielle), and a chocolate lab named Brucey "The Moose" Forte. Yes, he is big! We spend a lot of time on the sports fields and being outside together.

I love teaching, making learning fun, and making a difference every day! In addition, I love Starbucks and Play It Again Sam's (Chestertown) Chai tea and dark chocolate. A few more favorites include: Chick Fil A, Amazon, Pink & Gold, pedicures, reading, taking pictures, being artsy, and spending lots of family time in and outside.

I am looking forward to a fun and memorable year of learning, growing, and working as busy bees together!