Born: Houston Texas, grew up in Bloomfield CT. Have lived in Vermont since 1990.
Lafayette College in PA (Go Pards!)
Johnson State College, Vermont
Started working at WUHS: 2009
Nerissa Edwards graduated from Lafayette College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Education. She earned her Masters of Art in Counseling from Johnson State College. She has experiences working in residential programs for youth, mental health agencies, and public schools. She has worked at Montpelier High School, Crossett Brook Middle School, Thatcher Brook Elementary School and Reading Elementary School. In addition, Nerissa has facilitated several parenting courses and coordinated mentoring programs. She has served as Intern supervisor for Johnson State College and the University of Vermont. She is currently a Board member of the Vermont State Counselor’s Association.
Nerissa has a strong commitment to community service and is currently A Wish Granter for Make A Wish of Vermont. She is also training her dog to be a therapy service animal.
Years teaching @ WUHSMS: 3
Total years teaching: 23 (this shows how old I have gotten!)
If you were alone for one month and could only bring one book, one movie, and one piece of music, what would you bring?
If I were alone for a month I would not survive. I need someone to talk to! I like any book that is historical but tells a story. I loved the Longest Winter by Alex Kershaw. I also loved Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. As for movies, I like chick flicks of course but this summer I went to see Inception because my son wanted to see it and I ended up really liking it. I could watch that a few more times. Music--- I will listen to anything except Opera and Country.
If you could invite any three people, from any place or time, to dinner, whom would you invite? My grandmothers. There are times I wish they were around to learn more things from (like Grandma Betty's jams) or to ask just talk to about life. They were really wonderful -- kind, funny, compassionate.
What's the best thing you do that almost no one knows about? I can't tell you because then someone would know.
What makes WUHSMS a special place? The people.