About Dr. Berry
EdD, Educator, Founding Board Member
Dr. Teresa Berry has had a wide array of educational experiences throughout her 30-year career. She has served in the roles of teacher, behavioral intervention specialist, in-school suspension specialist, dean of students, assistant principal, and pupil personnel worker until promoted to her current leadership position as principal of New Directions Learning Academy( NDLA) with Dorchester County Public Schools. Teresa set up and created an in-school suspension program in Guam. She has worked in the states of Arizona, Delaware, and Maryland.
Teresa holds certifications in Delaware and Maryland as Administrator I and II, Superintendent, History, Special Education, and Reading. She is currently participating in the Rural Leadership Academy with Teach for America.
Dr. Berry holds a Doctorate in Education from Wilmington University, writing her dissertation on the Impact of Teacher Absenteeism on Students Achievement in Rural schools. Additionally, she has a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instructions and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Delaware State University.