Teresa Colby has worked in the field of Academics for 13 years as an academic coach. She previously found success working as a teacher in the field of education for 25 years and taught college for ten of those years before retiring last year. Her work in Special Education and Early Intervention led her to specialize in working with children on the spectrum as well as other neural diverse students.
As an academic coach, Teresa works with students on meeting their academic goals, helps them to develop the study skills and coursework analysis that is necessary for academic success. She excels at individualizing the course content so that the learning styles and strengths of each student is optimized for their success.
Teresa has earned a Master’s degree in Teaching, Special Education from Oakland City University in Indiana, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Franklin College and an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ivy Tech Community College. Her Master’s Thesis is in Differentiated Curriculum, and continues to work within the Early Childhood Field as a Professional Development Specialist.
When Teresa is not working with students at CIP or in the education field, she is running her personal small business called The Knotted Cloak. She is a fiber artist who designs and creates Renaissance garb, and travels all over the Midwest to Renaissance fairs. She also splits her time between three grown children and three grandchildren, some of whom are on the spectrum, but all are near and dear to her heart.