Teresa spends her time racking up airline miles, traveling around the country to meet with educators and share the resources that Mentoring Minds creates. Teresa is also a master educator in her own right, having spent 22 years as a classroom teacher and 3 as a curriculum specialist. During her career, she earned recognition as Most Outstanding Teacher in the Catholic school system and Teacher of the Year in Tyler ISD.
While still feeling most at home sitting on a classroom floor surrounded by students, Teresa loves her work today because it allows her “to impact more than just one classroom at a time.” In addition to her work at Mentoring Minds, she was instrumental in founding the Royal Family Kids Camp for abused, abandoned, and neglected children in the foster care system. When not traveling or working in her community, Teresa is surrounded by her own many children and grandchildren.