Terri D. Wallace received a BA in Comprehensive Science with a concentration in Chemistry and a minor in Secondary Education in 1985 from Roberts Wesleyan College. Terri earned her MS in Educational Administration in 1988 from SUNY Brockport. She then continued her education at SUNY Brockport and completed the School Business Administration Program in 1997.
Terri began her career in education teaching students as a middle/high school science teacher at Byron-Bergen Central School and a Chemistry/Physics teacher at Oakfield-Alabama Central School, where she taught from 1985 to 1994. She joined Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES in 1994 as a Shared Staff Development Trainer for Technology and served in that role through 2000. In 2000, she was appointed as District Technology Coordinator at Byron-Bergen Central School and held that position until 2008 when she became Director of Instructional Technology at Genesee Valley BOCES.
Terri served 25 years on the Board of Directors for New York State Staff Development Council (NYSSDC)/Learning Forward New York from 1988 to 2013. She has been a member of NYSCATE for more than 29 years, a member on the Board of Directors since 2009 and served as President 2013-2104. Terri brings her experiences in the classroom and as a staff developer. and her passion for technology to serve the students and teachers from the Western New York Region with NYSCATE.
“My passion for educational technology lies in solving problems and creating solutions for the issue at hand. I like to ask the question: ‘What is your goal?’ From there, we will figure out what tools may work in this situation. One size does not fit all. Be sure to keep students and learning at the heart!”
The difference NYSCATE makes
An opportunity to network with other professionals from big and small schools, big cities and small rural communities, IT Directors to Tech Integrators to Network Technicians.
“NYSCATE has helped me to grow as a leader and as a professional development trainer integrating technology into teaching and learning.”
Little Known Fact
“I serve as a volunteer firefighter and Fire Police Captain in my community.”
“Working with students, teachers and staff members and helping them to grow in their own journey of learning. Most recently, I am proud of helping to bring more 3D Printers into our classrooms through our Make and Take workshop, ‘If They Build It, They Will Learn.’”