Tese Ziminsky

Tese Ziminsky

I am so blessed to have the opportunity to work at BJAMS again in a new capacity!  For many years, I served as the co-director of the After School Program.

I was born and raised in New York the oldest of 7 children. Fortunate enough to grow up in a loving, Catholic home, I feel blessed to work with families who’s values mirror mine.

I graduated from Saint Michael’s College with a degree in English and married my high school sweetheart, Andrew, who grew up in my home town and is himself part of a large family (he is the 8th of 11 children). Andrew and I lived in Hood River, Oregon when we were first married. I began a career teaching ESL to migrant farm workers, most of whom had walked to Oregon from Mexico. We eventually decided to move back east and quickly settled in Vermont. For ten years we owned and operated the Brown Bag Deli in Stowe. During these years we became invested in our community developing personal relationships with many other business owners and our customers, joining Blessed Sacrament Church where we have been parishioners for 20 years, volunteering in numerous capacities over the years and taking advantage of all the recreation opportunities we could.

We sold our business in 2004, the same year our daughter, Madeleine was born. Since then we have owned a small property management company which affords us the flexible schedule we desire to fit in all aspects of our busy lives. Andrew and I strongly believe that giving back to our community is an integral part of life. We are each on local boards and work as a family chairing the Morrisville area for the Fresh Air Fund.

Our daughter, Maddy,  attended BJAMS from Pre-K through grade 8 graduating in 2018.  She now attends Stowe High School.  I missed not being a part of the BJAMS community on a daily basis during her first year post-graduation and enjoyed filling in as a substitute throughout the school when needed.  This year, I am excited to be part of the school again on a more regular basis – helping Mrs. Gentle in the kitchen on Mondays and Tuesdays.