“Terri immediately became a mentoring resource. Her deep understanding of children and their learning made her an exceptional teacher and a natural draw for a novice. It was not a surprise to any of us when she was awarded Teacher of the Year honor….
Terri is truly a dynamic educator with an array of knowledge and talents that are truly unique and polished. It is my opinion that there is almost no job in education that Terri would not be a wonderful fit for. I implore you to invest the time in meeting Mrs. Lynch. I believe it will pay dividends.”
“Theresa is a passionate educator who has the ability to translate a standards-based curriculum into practical instructional strategies that advance the achievement of all learners. She has designed curriculum for all content areas and made it relevant for students. The use of data is at the forefront of Theresa’s instructional decision-making process as she utilizes assessments to inform instruction. Theresa is collaborative and when working with colleagues she ensures that all teachers are honing their skills while delivering the best instructional practices. Her high expectations for all, coupled with a culture of mutual respect has led to successful coaching opportunities.
Theresa has applied her abilities to personally influence students to exceed expectations. I have seen first-hand how she has worked with students to tap into their interests, focus on their strengths and encourage them to accept academic challenges and experience success. The students thrived and have graduated with the skills necessary to be college and career ready.”
“In just a few short weeks I have had with Terri I have seen how important she is in the lives of these children. She shares with them something that no other teacher can or will. The power it takes for them to believe in themselves. Terri generously builds up their encouragement and confidence to help them become effective readers.
‘She is an island of strength in a sea of instability.’
She taught me to believe in something even when everyone seems to think it is hopeless. (The strength and perseverance it takes to get the job done the right way.)
The thoughtfulness, caring, sharing concern which she possesses in the most loving manner will always surface no matter where you are.
I am so happy and relieved to know my son will always have her to believe in him.”
Debbi R., Parent
“During the course of the year, I served as room mother for the classroom and spent a great deal of time in the classroom. The classroom was bright, cheerful and welcoming to all who came in. From a parent’s perspective, Mrs. Lynch, was well organized, communicated well regarding the strengths and needs of each child and differentiated the instruction to meet those individual needs. The students adored her…
Terri’s love of teaching inspired me to return to school when my children were grown to pursue a degree in education. Although she wasn’t officially my mentor teacher, I have learned much of what I put into practice in my own classroom from her. She is a great role model and inspiration to everyone she meets.”
Debby, Parent & Colleague
“Theresa believes in teaching the whole child, has a keen sense of assessing a child’s strengths and weaknesses, and the ability to individualize instruction to meet the needs of each child. She has a gift with special needs children. These attributes make her an exemplary teacher. However, the quality that most defines Theresa is her passion for teaching and learning. She is driven to keep learning and continues to seek out best practices for reaching all children, while maintaining her role as a leader in the instructional community.”
“I first met Terri when she was appointed as the reading consultant at our school, where she worked tirelessly to provide services to students, and act as a resource for teachers in a school with about 500 students. Her calm demeanor and wealth of expertise endeared her to the students and staff immediately.
It was a great loss for our town when she left to raise her two sons, the youngest facing considerable medical and education challenges. With those challenges in mind, she decided to homeschool her boys. Terri then did what she always does when faced with a new challenge. She did exhaustive research, organized her findings, and created a comprehensive curriculum and engaging lessons. She became a resource for other homeschoolers and became a leader in the homeschool community in Connecticut.”
“Theresa is a caring, compassionate leader and educator who loves to help others. She has an impressive list of accomplishments. But she’s not one to rest on her laurels. She keeps current on the latest research and methods and, along with a wealth of wisdom gleaned over the years, is always ready to serve and share.”
Kristen, Homeschool Parent, Support Group Leader, Blogger at HomeschoolHarvest.com
“Terri Lynch is an intelligent, articulate, caring individual who has contributed a great deal to our local community, the homeschooling community as well as the greater Connecticut public education community. Her extensive, self-directed educationally innovative experiences along with her outstanding integrity of character maker her an exceptional candidate for any teaching position. In addition, her work ethic, dedicated nature and her authentic ability to make all people feel welcome are sure to be an asset to any professional setting.”
“Over the years I have been amazed with Theresa’s organizational skills and her passion for designing and implementing curriculum. I rely on her often for advice on how to compile end of year records, transcripts, as well as rubrics for projects and reports. Theresa has a caring and friendly personality when relating to children of all ages in addition to adults. I’ve observed her with my own four children over the years. Regardless of their age, Theresa always makes a point of making them feel welcome and important. I’ve never seen her hesitate to take on a challenging situation. Rather, she faces challenges and adversity with courage and gentle strength.”
Lissa, Parent & Home Educator
“Her unlimited supply of patience has inspired me to be more comfortable with allowing my children to learn at their own pace. I have asked for Terri’s help with planning a high school course load for my daughter and she has also given me valuable advice on my youngest one’s reading obstacles. One of my daughters had the wonderful experience of being in a geography and writing class taught by Terri. She loved every minute of each class. Terri has a special gift of being able to communicate easily with passion and genuine concern for the other person.”
Robin, Parent & Home Educator
“I am very lucky to have been a part of Terri’s class, there was not one minute I didn’t enjoy her teaching. It is not difficult to recognize her talent in things like organization, curriculum design, and communication.
Not only is she a natural teacher but also a great friend, she is very welcoming and creates an environment where open communication is encouraged.
She has greatly inspired me.”