Supporting a contract between the Delaware Department of Education and the Center for Disabilities Studies, Teresita works to support 21st CCLC sub-grantees in Delaware. The 21st CCLC provide after-school and summer-programming to primarily increase students’ attendance and academic achievement, increase their capacity to become productive adults and increase school connectedness of participants, families and school-day staff.
Since joining CDS as a research associate in 1998, Teresita has also worked on projects that include Wilmington Healthy Start Evaluation, Parents and Teachers Evaluation, Delaware Kindergarten Evaluation and the Family Support Program.
Teresita received her B.A. from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD) and her M.P.A. from the University of Delaware. Before moving to Delaware, she worked as an elementary school teacher at P.S. 25 in New York City. She also taught school in the Dominican Republic, her native country.
Teresita lives in Newark.