Teresa Engler is an educator who devoted the majority of her 30 year career to teaching children in elementary and middle school classrooms. She spent 18 years as a middle school science teacher and technology leader, offering tech support to staff. In 2017 she became a part of the Dynamic Learning Project, a pilot program initiated by Google for Education and Digital Promise that trained 50 teachers from 50 districts across the United States to serve their schools as instructional technology coaches. The selected candidates trained at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California with experts in their field and conducted research for Digital Promise in order to analyze the effect coaches have on bridging the digital divide for students in underserved communities by offering support to teachers and staff as they integrated technology in impactful daily lessons.
Teresa received her BS in elementary education from The East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and her M.Ed. in elementary education with a reading specialist certification from California University of Pennsylvania. She also earned a Leadership and Administration K-12 certification and a middle level science certification. Teresa is a Google for Education Certified Coach and Certified Trainer and continues to assist others as they use technology tools, apps, and devices in transformative ways in order to facilitate student learning. Her experiences with coaching prepared her to assist district professionals with the challenges of COVID-19 and remote/at home learning. Prior to working with the Pittsburgh Tech Council, Teresa provided independent consultation and training opportunities to educators moving towards coaching and/or to individuals seeking more information about Google Certified programs and resources.
Teresa enjoys speaking at local, state, and national conferences, including events held by PAECT, PETE&C, TRETC, and ISTE.