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About Terry

Terry Schmalz is the principal and founder of New Emerson School in District 51. Terry has spent 40 years in education, including many years as an elementary teacher and principal. Terry believes education is the best way to improve lives. As a second grader, her dream was to be a teacher and start her own school.  Starfish International’s mission “in providing a safe, caring environment conducive to learning for all our children” is one of the main reasons Terry is passionate about being a board member.

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