Teri Poff joined WSLA as a Leadership Coach in 2016 and currently works with City University as a Field Supervisor for principal interns. Through training and experience, Teri offers coaching skills to aid district and school leaders with instructional leadership, problem-solving and continuous improvement. Her passion is striving to improve quality educational opportunities and instruction for all students.
Teri has had a 38-year career in education and has held a number of teaching and administrative positions in the State of Washington. She began her career teaching vocal music, German and humanities at the middle school and high school levels. Her administrative experience included high school assistant principal, high school principal, and K-12 experience as Director of Teaching and Learning before retiring in 2016 from Shoreline School District. At the state level, Teri served as both regional and state chair of the Instructional Program Administrators Component (IPAC) for the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA). In that capacity she worked with a small task force to develop the WASA Central Office Leadership Framework. Teri was also state chair for the WASA/AWSP Summer Conference Planning Committee, has made numerous presentations at state and local conferences, and has conducted various trainings and workshops.
Teri received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration from Pacific Lutheran University.