Tabitha Marcotte graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Anthropology and Global and International Studies. She joined Teach For America in 2013 and taught in a pre-K classroom for two years at Operation Breakthrough. At the end of those two years—once her students graduated to kindergarten—she decided to remain at Operation Breakthrough. Tabitha began teaching in a classroom with two-year-olds, preparing them for the older preschool classroom. During this time she completed her Ed.M. in Elementary Education, with a concentration in Early Childhood Education.