To continue our historical perspective of the accomplishments and professional lives of the academy’s prestigious leaders, we look today at the lifelong contributions of a woman of distinction, Teresa A. Trimarco, Professor Emerita St. John’s University, former teacher, guidance counselor, administrator NYC Board of Education, former president of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, past president of The New York Academy of Public Education, trustee and director of many cultural and educational organizations.
In my conversations with Teresa, I learned of her worldwide program appearances including Chile, Turkey, Thailand, Namibia, Brunei, Italy, Jordan, England, France, Jamaica, Argentina, as well as numerous television appearances as a noted speaker on cultural diversity and infusing an understanding, in her appreciation and respect into teacher education programs. Although Teresa has contributed greatly to the field of education, personal life, her work with the Diocese of Brooklyn is noteworthy toward the betterment and welfare of humanity.
Teresa’s accomplishments have been recognized by many organizations. She has been the recipient of numerous awards from St. John’s University, The National and New York Doctorate Association, Catholic Teachers Educator of the Year, John Cardinal O’Connor, The Dalai Lama, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Lifetime Achievement Award, Cornaro Medalist, Italian Cultural Center, Danforth Scholar, Columbia Association, and most recently honored by the Italian organization UNICO and St. John’s Staten Island 40th Anniversary.
Teresa’s publications have addressed topics on Urban, Social and Educational Issues, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Career Education and Parents’ Role in Education of Their Children.
Teresa’s lifelong work with professional, civic and community organizations includes an impressive plethora of accomplishments.
Dr. Teresa Trimarco, with certainty, has contributed to the richness and credibility of The New York Academy of Public Education.