Nikki Kendall, Reading and Math Interventionist
Nikki Kendall has been part of the TES community since 2013. She taught several different grade levels before switching to the role of Literacy and Math Interventionist in 2023. She previously worked as a primary teacher and reading specialist in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Nikki has brought her prior education in animal science and passion for the outdoors to her current position by designing and facilitating a “Farm Animals at School” PBL (project based learning) integrated curriculum. This has included persuasive essay and grant writing, shelter and fence design, health and veterinarian care, and contributions to the school compost system. Her students are responsible for daily care of the school goats and are currently planning to celebrate their work by hosting a spring fair for the school and families.
Outside of school, Nikki enjoys hiking, biking, skiing and spending time with her dogs and horses. She has also traveled extensively in Central America and Europe, and most recently visited Japan with her mother and two daughters.
Laura Sharpless, Math Coach & Interventionist
Laura Sharpless joined TES as a fifth grade teacher in 2013. In 2017, Laura stepped into the role of Math Specialist for the school, a role that allows her to support math teaching and learning throughout the school. She loves exploring mathematical ideas with people of all ages, and is constantly in pursuit of the “just right” question to lead someone towards an "Ah Ha!" moment.
Before entering the classroom, Laura pursued her passion for education in the outdoors: on several tall ships in Connecticut, New York and Washington, and at Shelburne Farms in western Vermont. Laura is a graduate of Haverford College (BA) in geology, Antioch University New England (MEd) in Elementary Education, and the University of Vermont (MST) through the Vermont Mathematics Initiative.
Laura enjoys biking, hiking, gardening, singing, and crafting beautiful and useful things out of paper and wool. She lives in Norwich with her husband and two children.
Regina Bradley, Reading Interventionist
Mrs. Regina Bradley is the K-6 Reading Interventionist at TES. Her primary role is to give reading and writing support to children, individually and in small groups.
Mrs. Bradley started working at TES in 1998, after teaching at other schools. Before transitioning into the role of reading specialist, she taught kindergarten, first, second, third, and fourth grades here at TES.