About Ms. Rowley

 Jo-Ellen Rowley

Phone: 802-857-2137


Degrees and Certifications:

M.A.T. in Child Development from Tufts University B.A. in Rhetoric from Bates College

Jo-Ellen Rowley

This is my 12th year teaching Kindergarten and my 7th year teaching at Essex Elementary School. I have a Master’s degree in Child Development from Tufts University and have taught infants through 2nd graders in a variety of different settings since 2003. 

My philosophy on teaching is first and foremost about building positive relationships with children and families.  To this end, I will seek out your expertise to help ensure a successful and gratifying year for your child.  I strive to create a caring, structured, and safe environment – both physically and emotionally – where children are willing to take risks to learn and grow.

I have a 4.5 year old daughter named Aliza (uh-lee-za), a 1.5 year old daughter named Serena, and a white, gray and black cat named Vicky.  In my spare time I enjoy refereeing soccer, being outdoors and spending time with my family.