Director Stay & Play, After School Enrichment and Summer Camp
At GPS since 2017
After earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition Research from the University of Maryland, Teresa worked for 15 years as a Nutrition Analyst on National Studies of Health. Even as a researcher she gravitated towards projects with children, contributing to a longitudinal study on the development of obesity in young girls and a study examining the effectiveness of the WIC (Women, Infant, and Children) program among many others.
For many years she felt called to pursue a career in the field of Early Childhood Education. She has earned an Early Childhood Certificate and has 19 years of experience teaching preschool, prekindergarten, and directing summer camps for school age children at private schools in Maryland and Virginia.
In her role as Director of our Stay & Play, Afternoon Enrichment and Summer Camp programs, Teresa feels fortunate to work under the school’s founders for their direction and vision. She notes that the administrative team is genuine with their support for one another, and for GPS teachers and families. Teresa is excited to share her knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice and curriculum ideas with teachers. Teresa is applying her Science background and love of the Arts to develop the Summer Camp program, selecting themes that motivate campers to pursue new interests and encourage their creativity and growth in new ways. She sincerely believes that it is a privilege to work with children.
“I am passionate about my work because children find joy in the simplest discoveries and reflect all the goodness in the world.”
Bachelors of Science
- Nutrition Research
- University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Early Childhood Certification
- Child Growth and Development; Preschool Curriculum
- Frederick Community College, Frederick, MD