Phone: (970) 348-2053


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Mrs. Tara Hess

I am thrilled to be back at Meeker teaching first grade for the fourth year! I was born and raised in Craig, Colorado, but have called Greeley home since 1997. My husband and I love to travel and spoil our little dog Hutch. 


Our classroom rules are based on the Leader in Me program, encouraging responsibility and leadership in and beyond the classroom. We will create our rules together as a classroom community!


Reading homework is sent home nightly, math two to three times per week, and a reading log weekly.  Any unfinished classwork will also be sent home. We encourage you to read with your student twenty minutes each day (this includes the reading passages that are part of homework) and record it on the log. You will be amazed at their growth throughout the year!


Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or celebrations! You can always find me on Class Dojo or my email ( I am excited to share this school year with you! 

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Tara Hess