Teresa joined the Allendale Columbia team as a Middle School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) teacher after spending 15 years in the engineering industry. She was a product engineer, then she transitioned into marketing and business development. As a business development manager, she created and provided product training, and it was in that role that she discovered her passion for teaching. Teresa earned a Master of Science Degree in Education from Nazareth College, and also holds two bachelor’s degrees in Interdisciplinary Engineering/Management from Clarkson University and in Physics from the State University of New York College at Geneseo.

What do you like most about your job?
I love the challenge of engaging students in their learning and those moments when you know you have been instrumental in their success in learning something new.

What’s your favorite hobby?
Mountain biking!  It’s a great workout, and the need to concentrate on where the bike is going provides a great mental break from the ever present “to do” list!

Share an interesting or fun fact about yourself.
I spent a month camping across the United States with my family when I was a kid.