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Hi I'm Teri

I am a mother of two beautiful young women. I am a high school biology teacher and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom, a wife, a mother-in-law, a daughter, a granddaughter, and a teacher. I have a Master's degree in Biology and I teach AP Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Biology at a high school which has a huge rivalry with the one my husband teaches at. I have been a track coach and I like running. I love the youth and feel very privileged to work with them at church and professionally.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because following the teachings of this Church brings me peace and joy. I was raised as a Mormon and yet I feel I was given the opportunity to choose what to believe and how to live my life. What I have learned is that even though life can be rough and hard to understand at times there is only one way to find peace and joy. Peace and Joy come when my priorities are straight and when I focus on what is truly important in my life. I find that direction to have peace and joy comes from being a disciple of Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because that is how I can be His disciple.

How I live my faith

There are all kinds of titles and labels that I have and that we all have like mom, teacher, daughter, sister, volunteer. But really when it comes to how I live my faith, I would say I get up everyday and try my best to be good and I do this everyday often with a myriad of mistakes but I still get up every morning and start out trying to be a little better.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

My daughters are one of the most important parts of my life. I have rarely felt that is was a sacrifice to be a mother. They make me laugh, cry, and give my life purpose. I am so glad that I have a husband that feels that family is the most important. We both work, as public school teachers, that has been a necessity in our lives. In the process of growing up and raising our family I have come to realize that a husband and wife are a team. They are a team that must be on the same page, who must care about each other more than they care about themselves, and they must have the same goals. I am not talking about daily or weekly goals but the kind that get us where we want to be when we are 80 or 90 years old, the goals that will last for eternity. Just like any team, self discipline and practice are the keys to success. We haven't been perfect in raising our daughters but we keep trying and we know how to say, "I'm sorry." We haven't been perfect in living the gospel but we do work together to be better disciples of Christ. As our children have just recently left of college and one has married I think that idea that we are a team has been reinforced in my life. Husbands and wives choose to be on the same team because they like working together and have fun together. When children are a added to that team it is important that they become an integral part and they see that their parents are a team with co-captains that are fiercely loyal to one another and the team. Show more Show less