Theresa joined the Lower School of the Hawthorn family in 2003. She is grateful for and committed to the pillars of Hawthorn, notably: pursuit of academic excellence, through its classical, liberal arts education and focus on cultural literacy, as well as personal mentorship, through its character education and Catholic education. In addition to obtaining Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education degrees at York University, Theresa holds an Associate Diploma (ARCT) in Piano Pedagogy from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Within and outside of Hawthorn, she is guided and inspired by the three transcendentals of truth, goodness, and beauty. This includes when she serves as church organist of sacred music.