Stimulating young minds has been Theresa’s passion throughout her 30 year career in education. She has taught children from preschool through 8th grade in a variety of settings. Because she fosters a love of learning and encourages a safe environment where children can ask questions and think outside the box, Theresa has been the recipient of multiple Teacher of the Year awards from various schools and districts. Theresa spent the last 5 years of her career incorporating RTI (Response to Intervention) strategies into her classroom teaching strategies, during which time she assisted students who needed extra help on many levels. She had so much success that many of her students were able to test out of RTI by the following spring. Students enrolled in her class showed improvement in other core subjects, as well as RTI. Theresa is excited to share her expertise with Fusion students needing extra instruction in reading and writing in a small group setting. Theresa has been married to Rev. Bob Bush for 53 years and together they have 3 sons and daughters-in-law and 9 beautiful grandchildren. She enjoys working with her church’s women’s ministry, spending time with her family, reading and cross stitch.