Teresa E. Epperley
Training and Development Committee - Co-Chair
Teresa comes to Inspiring Dreams Network (IDN) with a strong educational background. Teresa’s formal education, including a Master’s in Secondary Education and Curriculum and Instruction, a certification in remedial reading for grades one through adults, and a bachelor’s degree in English/Language Arts, provided a solid foundation for her educational career.
Throughout her career as an educator, she held the positions of classroom teacher, academic coach, curriculum coordinator, program director, teacher quality coordinator and regional school support specialist. With each position, Teresa’s vision for students was always the same: that they be successful. Married for more than forty-five years to her high school sweetheart, Teresa is also the proud mother of two grown sons.
She is recently retired from a nearly thirty-year career in education and now spends much of her time helping to care for her elderly father. Teresa’s experience includes a nineteen-year career as a teacher in Raleigh County; An NBCC Nationaly Certified teacher, a lead academic coach for Transition to Teaching (TtT) at the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) where she also held the positions of Curriculum Coordinator, and program director. She also worked in the Office of Certification as a teacher quality coordinator.
After her tenure at the WVDE, Teresa worked at RESA 1 as a Regional School Support Specialist, a position in which she helped to build a program to ensure the at-risk population of students throughout the 6-county area would not just experience success, but also that their success would come in the form of becoming a high school graduate through the support of graduation coaches. Still keeping student success at the forefront of her work with Transition to Teaching she is excited to take on the IDN board member role where she can continue to support other youth serving adults to inspire and support youth success.