Tennille, along with her family, relocated to Tallinn from Canada in August 2020. Born in Nova Scotia, Tennille pursued her post secondary education at the University of Ottawa. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (2006), Tennille returned to her home province of Nova Scotia, where she obtained a Bachelor of Education (2008) from St. Francis Xavier University.
Tennille began her teaching career in a small Acadian fishing community on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Here, her focus was elementary (K-6) education. In 2012, Tennille completed her Masters of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration through St. Francis Xavier University. In June 2015 they relocated to Ontario where her husband was posted at Canadian Forces Base Borden.
Tennille is licensed with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), and has spent the last five years teaching at the secondary (9-12) level; her focus being French as a Second Language (FSL). She also held the position of Chair of the Languages Department for the past two years at Nantyr Shores Secondary School. During her time in Ontario, Tennille focused her passion for teaching and learning in promoting equity, inclusion and diversity as well as being an ally and advocate for students with special needs and learning difficulties.
Tennille and her husband have two children and a loving golden retriever.