Welcome to 3rd Grade


Teacher: Miss Tressa Appino

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Miss Appino was born and raised in Rockford, Il. She attended St. James School as a student and has enjoyed working in a place that has brought her great memories. She graduated from Boylan Catholic High School and Rockford College with a degree in Elementary Education.


Miss Appino has been teaching third grade for the past five years. She provides a calm, respectful environment to help students become better learners. She believes in promoting and instilling Catholic values in her students. Miss Appino is passionate about helping students develop their basic skills, watching students take great pride in their work, and teaching students about our world.


 In her classroom, she enjoys sharing her love of animals by providing classroom pets. This year her bearded dragon, Smaug, passed away. He was a great classroom pet that brought joy to past students. However, new students will be able to meet Sandy and Squirt, two red eared slider turtles. They will be a great addition to the classroom.

When Miss Appino is not working, she loves reading books, watching movies, playing board games, and spending time with her dog, Olive (a huge Old English Mastiff!!!). Miss Appino is looking forward to a wonderful school year with the great third graders!