Theresa Eberhard-Asch '64, '72
BS, MS, Education
Theresa Eberhard-Asch has dedicated her life to elementary, secondary and higher education and is considered an outstanding educator and role model for new teachers. Eberhard-Asch received both her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Elementary Education from WestConn in 1964 and 1972. In 1985, she completed her Six Year Certificate in Administration from Southern Connecticut State University. While working on her degrees, Eberhard-Asch taught in the elementary school system in Brookfield, Conn., for 14 years, and then became Brookfield Middle School's assistant principal for the next 16 years. While employed in the Brookfield school district, Eberhard-Asch served as president of the Brookfield Administrator's Association.
Connecticut's Governor M. Jodi Rell has said about Eberhard-Asch: "She has touched thousands of lives as a teacher and an assistant principal, bringing her love of education into the classroom and coaxing her students to do their very best. As a leader in education, she has managed to balance learning with discipline, communication and student support."
Eberhard-Asch also has been an outstanding supporter and contributor to higher education, specifically to WestConn and the Connecticut State University (CSU) System. She has served as a member and secretary of the WCSU Foundation Board of Trustees (BOT), WCSU's Alumni Association Board, the WCSU Ed.D. Program Advisory Committee and the Phi Delta Kappa International chapter. In 2002, she received WestConn's Centennial Award for Excellence. "As an educational leader, Terry has earned the reputation for initiating new programs, presenting innovative studies, and being a consummate professional - inside and outside the classroom," states Rell.
Eberhard-Asch considers her two children to be her greatest achievement.
Her daughter, Suzanne, is the manager of a fund-raising company in Ohio and
her son, Christopher, is a teacher and administrator in New York.