This award honors women educators in the first three years of their teaching career who inspire others through their creative projects and lessons, student-management skills and use of technology.
Tessier was nominated by Fisher Principal Deanne Lacoste who has observed in Tessier's classroom on numerous occasions.
"Michelle is a credit to her profession. She is a talented educator who successfully integrates modern technology with best-practice pedagogy to engage learners in a well-managed and creative environment where students of varied abilities thrive under her direction," Lacoste said.
Tessier holds a Master's Degree in Special Education and Literacy from SUNY Albany and received her undergraduate degree in education from SUNY Oneonta.