Marybeth Tereszkiewicz holds a Master of Education and Credential in Art from San Francisco State University and a BA from the State University of New York. Prior to her current post as Director of the School of Art Education at Academy of Art University, Marybeth taught Art in San Francisco High Schools for over 20 years.
Marybeth is passionate about the potential of art education to improve the lives of students, schools and communities. As well as her extensive classroom experience, she has worked to bring the arts to many community organizations, both locally and globally; e.g. School/community Liaison for the San Francisco International Arts Festival and Program Creator/ Director for the ‘Tree of Life Arts Empowerment Camp’ held over two summers 2012-2013 in rural impoverished Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. In 2016, she was invited to present on the topic of Contemporary Art Education at the International Art Forum held in Hainan Province, China.
In 2017, Marybeth was chosen by the California Teaching Commission to be the state’s Lead Assessor for K-12 Art Teaching Credential.