Ms. Therese Tibbits graduated from CSUF magna cum laude in 2001 with a BS in Child and Adolescent Development after winning the senior seminar award for her research and presentation on Peer and Mixed Age Tutoring. She graduated CSUF again in 2003 with her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and went on for her masters at Concordia University graduating in 2008 culminating in publishing her thesis, Grade Contracts Action Research. After passing the Chemistry and Geo-Science CSETs she taught chemistry in Los Angeles and Earth Science in Orange County. She is an active member of Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key Honor Societies and a lifetime CSUF Alumna.
She has been a part of the ASM Material Science summer workshops since 2007 at CSU Long Beach and Ottawa, Canada and enjoys participating in the monthly cutting edge nanoscience labs created for high school students at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA since 2008. She was selected by University of California, Irvine as a Regional Master Teacher Leader to provide professional development and lessons for middle and high school science teachers beginning in 2008.
She has 2 teenage children and enjoys hosting exchange students from China, Japan, and Vietnam. She is currently employed by OC Dept of Education as a substitute teacher, is a freelance chemistry tutor, Yoga instructor and is gearing up to launch a website featuring certified Fair, Green, and Healthy Products and Services. She is passionate about the environment and holds a certificate in Resource Management from The California Resource and Recovery Association. She is Zero Waste Coordinator for the annual CSUF Chalk Walk and seeks Zero Waste Event opportunities. She is an active volunteer in her community. Besides board membership in Cal State Fullerton Alumni Association’s College of Education Chapter, she also leads weekly small groups at her church.