Meet Terese

Mom, Advocate, and Expert

I have been a licensed teacher and school psychologist for 28 years, and have gained expertise into the legal foundations of education and special education. I also raised three children, homeschooling them for many years, though they each graduated from Eastern View High School.

As a third-generation educator in my family, I respect and revere teachers. I honor their hard work, and the love and devotion they pour into their students. It is a noble and sacred endeavor. Unfortunately, that sacred endeavor has been distorted and stifled with political agendas rather than educational objectives.

Administrators and teachers come to me with concerns they are afraid to raise for fear of retaliation. Our teachers and administrators deserve to be supported rather than subjugated by a political regime.

As a school psychologist, I remained an independent contractor because I refused to rationalize and enforce the political agenda now controlling public education.

I would have the integrity, the courage, and the expertise to stand up for students, parents, teachers, and administrators on the Culpeper County School Board.

I hope you will join me in this sacred endeavor.

EDUCATION & LICENSES

Licensed School Psychologist, Virginia

Licensed Teacher, Virginia

M.A., Trinity University; School Psychology, 1994

B.Ed, University of AK; Education and French, 1992

American College of Switzerland, 1989

EXPERIENCE

28 years Licensed School Psychologist working primarily as Independent Contractor in Culpeper, Spotsylvania, and Fauquier Counties

Raised three children who all graduated from EVHS and attending/graduated from UVA

Homeschooled three children prior to high school with classical curriculum

Parent volunteer in elementary schools leading student book clubs

EXPERTISE & INTERESTS

Special Education Law and Eligibility

504 Accommodations

Individual Education Plans (IEPs)

Vocational Certificate Tracks

Gifted Instruction vs Enrichment

Foreign Language

Community alliances in mental health & law

Music and Fine Arts

Classical Education Curriculum

History and Civics Instruction options and oversight

Cross Cultural Educational Differences

Constitutional Rights