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  Bergeson, Teresa M. "Terry"
NameTeresa M. "Terry" Bergeson
AddressP.O. Box 11910
Olympia, Washington 98508, United States
Website [Link]
Born October 05, 1942 (79 years)
Last ModifedDavid
Oct 06, 2021 07:25pm
InfoDr. Teresa Marion "Terry" Bergeson

For more than 42 years, Terry Bergeson has worked to ensure students a quality public school education. An advocate of teachers, educators and others within the public school system, Dr. Bergeson has continued to focus on what is best for students, and has worked tirelessly to build partnerships between legislators, educators, and parents and community leaders.

Dr. Bergeson began her career in education as a public school teacher and counselor in her home state of Massachusetts. In 1969, she earned a master�s degree in counseling and guidance and moved to Washington State. Here she became a counselor at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, where she created a successful program for at-risk students.

Dr. Bergeson earned her doctorate from the University of Washington. She was then selected to serve as chair of the National Education Association�s Women�s Caucus and implemented a National Women�s Leadership Training Project. Dr. Bergeson became active in the Washington Education Association and was elected president in 1985. In 1989, she was hired as the executive director of the Central Kitsap School District. There, she supervised nine schools and several special programs.

In 1993, Dr. Bergeson was appointed executive director of the Washington State Commission on Student Learning, developing statewide standards for students and a series of tests students must pass prior to graduation. She was elected as state superintendent of public instruction in 1996 and again in 2000. She continues her pledge to transform the teaching profession in Washington State, and to ensure all students achieve a diploma that prepares them for success.

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