Theresa Avila has completed a Master's degree in Education, with a specialization in Curriculum & Instruction from Chapman University. Her Liberal Studies Bachelor's degree is from California State University in San Luis Obispo. Her passion is online teaching for the adult learner; however, she also enjoys teaching traditional face to face classes as well. Ms. Avila previously worked as a Police Training Coordinator for the local police department, a Preschool Director at a private school, and as an Associate Director of Academic Support for a major U.S. university. Ms. Avila is engaged, and has two children named Olivia and Rico, and a cat named Bella. Her interests include reading, gardening, cooking, and sewing.