Teresa has taught at the high school and college levels since 1999. She is from St. Louis, Missouri and studied at Saint Louis University, majoring in communication and English and playing an active role in the school newspaper, The University News, and the college campus ministry programs.
After graduating from SLU, she immediately started graduate school at Webster University-St. Louis, where she emphasized in communication and completed her teacher certification. She began her first teaching job at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School where she taught journalism, English, and photography while serving as director of campus ministry.
She was lucky enough to get her first college adjunct job in Lindenwood University’s LCIE program the month after she graduated with her master’s of arts and teaching at Webster. Since, she has taught English, communication, and classes at Lindenwood University, St. Louis Community College-Meramec, Saint Louis University, Regis University, Our Lady of the Lake University, and William Woods University.
Teresa about technology by immersing herself; she learned how to do layout and design by spending late nights at her college newspaper office. Teaching journalism gave her opportunities to stay current with many aspects of technology including page design, photography, and eventually web design. Teresa began her formal study of instructional technology in the fall of 2012 when she entered the M.Ed instructional technology program at Regis University. She is a member of both ISTE and NCTE. After being the Director of Instructional Technology at Elizabeth Seton High School for three years, she is returning tot the classroom for the 2017-18 school year as a full-time English teacher at Gonzaga College High School.
Teresa currently resides in Calvert County, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. To see a more thorough curriculum vitae, visit her Linkedin profile.
About The Techy Teacher
I love playing around in the world of technology. My dad always wanted me to work with computers since using them came so naturally to me. I never had a desire to sit behind a computer, though. My heart belonged to words, though. I studied English and communication in college and quickly found my other love: teaching. The world of teaching has always been in a state of flux as new technologies are integrated, and with so many technologies on the horizon and already in our classrooms, tackling the new technologies can be daunting for our teachers. I never dreamed that technology would be so important to teaching. I know that not every teacher has the time or knowledge to incorporate technology so that his/her students can be 21st century learners. So, I am here to help you with any technology needs you have for your classroom.
The Techy Teacher offers technology help to any educator who wants it. On this site, you’ll find free resources like tutorials that you can use with your students, sample lesson plans, and many other resources. If your needs are greater, I can also help. Other services (that have a fee) include scanning documents, lessons on how to create online quizzes, lessons on how to create websites and blogs (and trainings on how to use them), lessons on how to use applications or websites, and one-on-one mentoring. The Techy Teacher can work with groups or individuals. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
In addition to helping teachers with technology, I also do photography focusing mostly on families, newborns, seniors, and couples. My stye is bright, and I love lifestyle and documentary type sessions the most.I also do web design for small businesses on the side! You can check out my photography and find more information about my business services at TCJ Design.
Fun Fact: Did you know that “techie” is a person who is skilled in the use of technological devices, such as computers while the word “techy” the adjective to describe someone skilled in the use of technological devices, such as computers?