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Teri Barenborg

School Board Member and Chair


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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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


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

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

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


  • 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


  • 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

Supervisor of Elections Candidate Bio & Financial Reports:

Teri's Vote History

(November 2018 - April 2022)

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