Adrienne Testa

I grew up in Wilmette, IL, went out to California to the University of Redlands for my Bachelors in Studio Art, and ended up staying out there at Whittier College for my Masters in Education. I loved California, but I am so happy I moved back home to Chicago. I used to work at The Cove School as an Instructional Assistant/Teacher. Through my work at Cove, I fell in love with working in the special education realm and went back to school for my Learning Behavior Specialist certification. Now I am an Academic Counselor and Assistant Principal at St. Thomas of Canterbury & St. Mary of the Lake School in Chicago. I absolutely love being a teacher, helping students figure out how to be the best versions of themselves, sharing life lessons, and bringing a compassionate lens to restorative discipline to the culture of our schools. 

My life would not be what it is today without Clearwater. As a camper from 1998-2002, I was able to build my confidence and try new things that I never would have dreamed, such as archery, canoeing, and living in the wilderness. As a counselor from 2006 -2011, I found my passion for working with children and turned it into a career. In 2014, I joined the Alumna Action Team (AAT) and then the Board Fundraising Committee. While I am still in my first few years of being on the Board, it has been such an amazing experience. Getting to support camp in a meaningful way not only feeds my heart but I know that the magic of camp will continue to grow for young women in the years to come. Sometimes the hardest thing to be is yourself, and Clearwater gives you a place to figure that out–at any stage of life.