As a public school elementary teacher for twenty-five years, Teri watched as politics and money started to have corrupting effects on her students and her school. She struggled daily to provide quality instruction while having to meet the ridiculous, time-consuming requirements of the bureaucracy outside the classroom walls.
While reading about the Tao De Ching during one summer vacation, Teri felt frustrated and optimistic at the same time. She set out to change the environment inside her four walls using the principles of the Tao.
Teri unexpectedly found herself on permanent disability. She began journaling as a way of coping with the huge life change. The words of the Tao kept coming to mind when Teri wrote about what she dreamed would be the perfect school situation.
Teri has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in elementary education, with a minor in human development. She also has a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Chapman University. Reading metaphysical, spiritual, and inspirational books has been her passion for over twenty years.
Teri is married with three adult children and two grandchildren. She has lived in Southern California for twenty-four years.