Janessa Corrao-Bal

Janessa, like many other faculty at Syringa, was raised here in the valley. After graduating from the University of Vermont in 2020 with her bachelor of social work she returned to the Wood River Valley. Last year she spent her time substituting and skiing before taking a full-time position at Wood River Middle School as an academic coach. There she fostered a love for teaching and being part of a school community. Since then, Janessa has started her journey towards becoming a teacher and is currently working towards a masters in arts education. She could not be happier to be a member of the Syringa community this year!