Tess Hilmo has a BA in Communications from Brigham Young University. Additionally, she is an award winning author of books for young readers with Macmillan Publishing, NY. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist and School Library Journal and are on multiple state reading lists. Tess and her family are long time patrons of American Heritage and believe whole heartedly in the mission of the school - "Educating Hearts and Minds". Prior to working at American Heritage School, she worked at Endeavor Hall in West Valley as a Writing Specialist.