Elissa earned her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Rhode Island in 2009. In addition to her nutritional background, she is certified to teach grades 1-6 and has spent the past few years substitute teaching while completing her Master of Arts in Education. Elissa has spent nearly fifteen years caring for and working with children of all ages and needs. She continues to nanny for a family that she has been with for over eleven years and enjoys being a math tutor just as much as she does playing dolls. She is thrilled to be working with the talented faculty and staff here at the Compass School to nourish the minds of our growing children and to ensure that a passion for learning continues to be instilled with each new day and learning experience. In her spare time, Elissa enjoys visiting with family, practicing photography, reading, and swimming.