Teresa is a retired Elementary School Teacher with the Toronto District School Board. During her early career she taught Physical Education and Health at the Senior school level. Later she became a Core teacher teaching History, Geography, and English. In the last 10 years she was the English Chair for Grade 8 and also ran the Library.
Teresa has been active in the Polish community from childhood as a member of the Polish Scouting Association (PSA) in Canada where she held many positions including Chair of the Executive Council of the PSA in Canada. Her work with PSA and other organizations in Polonia led to her involvement with the Canadian Polish Congress (CPC). In 2010, Teresa was elected National President of the CPC and was re-elected in 2012. She has served on the Board of Tribute To Liberty since 2008.
Teresa was among the first 60 recipients of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal for her work in the Polish community in promoting Polish culture, heritage, and language in Canada. Teresa is an avid curler and traveler to her far flung family who reside in Australia, Singapore, Mexico and Poland. She is married, has two children and four grandchildren.