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ABOUT

Teri Barenborg

School Board Member and Chair

EDUCATION

Florida Atlantic University

M.Ed. Educational Leadership – 1997

University of Vermont

B.S. Physical Education, Minor in Health Education and Concentration in Athletic Training - 1982

Education Student of the Year Award

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SDIRC School Board Member District 4 

2018- Present

Vice Chair- 2020-21, Chair- 2021-Present

Set policies for all the SDIRC schools including Board By-Laws, Strategic Plans and Handbooks. 
Responsible for annual performance evaluations of the Superintendent
Responsible for the Over $300 million budget

Author

STEAM Design Challenges- cowritten with three colleagues
Written and published eight books in total for PreK-Middle School STEAM teachers

SLCSB Employee

Teacher, Instructional Coach, Science Specialist, Instructional Technology Specialist, STEAM Specialist, Principal
2006-2019

Taught and coached STEAM, wrote curriculum, tests, grants and professional development for the district. Designed the first online Instructional Platform for the district. Led a turnaround school through restructuring. Co-wrote a multi-million dollar grant for STEM programs.

SDIRC Employee

Teacher, Varsity Golf Coach, Elementary Specialist, Assistant Principal
1991-2006

Taught at Dodgertown Elementary, Assistant Principal at Highlands Elementary and Varsity Golf Coach for VBHS 

St. Andrews, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD and Galena Park ISD
Teacher for grade 3, 5 and Middle School Sciences, Volleyball, Basketball and Track Coach

Taught in a Florida Private School- 1988-1989
Taught in Houston, Texas- 1982-1988

AWARDS

  • Treasure Lake Conference Golf Coach of the Year- 1998, 1999

  • Outstanding Volunteer- Treasure Coast Junior Golf Tour- 1998

  • Golden Apple Award- IRC School Board- 1998

  • Teacher of the Year for Dodgertown Elementary- 1998

  • Teacher of Excellence Award- Education Foundation- 1997, 1998

  • Teacher of Excellence Finalist- Education Foundation- 1997, 1998

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Treasure Coast Council of Local Governments Board Chair

  • Florida School Boards Association Policy Committee Member

  • SDIRC Legislative Liaison

  • MCAN Member

  • IRC Zoning and Planning Board Member

  • Fellsmere Zoning and Planning Board Member

  • Big Brother / Big Sister Volunteer 

  • Girl Scout Leader, Assistant Leader, Cookie Mom

  • Cub Scout Leader and Committee Chair

  • American Little League Volunteer

  • Treasure Coast Junior Golf Tour Volunteer Coordinator

  • Vero Beach Theatre Guild actor and stage manager

  • Riverside Children’s Theatre Volunteer

  • Indian River Golf Foundation Board Member

  • St. Lucie Education Foundation Board Member

  • The Florida State Science Instructional Materials Committee Member

  • The National Customer Advisory Board Member for Ward’s Scientific

  • The Florida Association of Science Supervisors Member

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