Teresa DeFlitch is Director of City as Our Campus at Winchester Thurston School
Teresa DeFlitch is the Director of City as Our Campus, a preK-12 community-based learning program at Winchester Thurston School in Shadyside and Allison Park. Teresa works with teachers and students to develop curricula that utilize city resources to close the “relevancy gap” and engage students as active learners. Alongside teachers and students, she is developing a preK-12 scope and sequence for the program with a corresponding system of assessment in order to address skills such as collaborative leadership, systems thinking, applied empathy, communication, and reflection. The program has identified digital media integration as a strategic focus and will explore how new ideas in education and media can strengthen student learning.
Teresa brings varied experiences to her role as an educator and administrator. Recently, she worked as Project Manager at Teachinghistory.org, a project of George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media; was part of the senior team to design and teach a new training program for congressional staffers at the United States Capitol; and completed a Public Humanities Fellowship at the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage.
She began her career in museum education and public history, and she continues to explore how informal and formal learning and can work together.
A native of Western Pa., Teresa holds a Master of Arts in American History from Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Saint Vincent College.