Tessa Hobbs-Curley
Extension Educator, Family Life

3022 West Jackson
Macomb, IL 61455
United States

Family Life

Tessa Hobbs-Curley is the Family Life Educator serving Henderson, Knox, McDonough, and Warren counties.  Tessa provides community-based training and education on life issues affecting families, adults, and individuals as they age. 

Tessa has worked in the human development field for the past 23 years. Seventeen years she served as a 4-H youth development educator, where she has networked with many community groups and organizations.  

Her educational background includes a Master's Degree in Human Development Counseling from University of Illinois Springfield.  She also has a certificate as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. In addition, Hobbs-Curley is a COLORS matrix instructor in which she helps individuals assess their own personalities and improve their communication skills.

She has been instrumental in the development of youth development resources including: Terrific Teachable Moments: Pre-K–2nd Grades; Terrific Teachable Moments: 3rd–6th Grades; Terrific Teachable Moments: 7th–12th Grades; Terrific Teachable Moments: Family Version; and Breaking the Code: Bullying Simulation. The Terrific Teachable Moments are quick lessons that teachers and childcare providers can use to address positive and negative behavior. The lessons address Social Emotional Learning Standards and character-building in youth.