Meet Your New Macaroni KID Publisher!

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By Tessa D'Ippolito, Publisher August 2, 2022

Meet Your New Publisher!

I am very excited to introduce myself to you. My name is Tessa D’Ippolito, and I am the new Publisher for Lowell Macaroni KID and Macaroni KID Acton-Concord-Bedford-Lexington! I know how time-consuming it can be to find fun affordable things to do as a family. I am thrilled to become your local resource for fun family activities and help take some of the stress out of planning.

I have worked very closely with Barbara Evangelista, the former Macaroni KID publisher, for the past several months. She is an incredible wealth of knowledge and I have been immensely grateful for her in the transition of this well established edtion. I am honored and humbled to continue helping this community in any way I can! 

I have lived in the Greater Boston area for 4 years, and currently reside in Acton with my family. My husband and I have two young children: a kind, energetic, Paw Patrol loving 4-year-old son and a fiercely independent 2-year-old daughter. Both possess a strong love for exploring the outdoors and reading every book they can get their hands on!  We are an adventurous bunch, who find joy in exploring new places.

I have a passion for early childhood education and outdoor play. I am a local Tinkergarten leader, leading outdoor play-based education classes all year long. Play for kids 0-7 is the best way to nurture their development. Plus, when kids spend time outdoors they are more physically active, enjoy reduced anxiety, and improved sleep. Tinkergarten has provided me with a wonderful way to build community, work with children and families to nurture their love for nature, and practice teaching.  

I am very excited to continue building community with the Macaroni Kid families. I look forward to helping you find fun local events and activities for your family.

Have a favorite spot, park, business or a positive local experience you would like to share? I'd love to hear from you! Email me at

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