Marybeth Tereszkiewicz holds a Master of Education from San Francisco State University and a BA in Political Science from the State University of New York. Prior to her current post as the Director, School of Art Education & Teaching Credential Program at the Academy of Art University, Marybeth was the Chairperson of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Immaculate Conception Academy High School for more than 25 years. In her previous post, she taught visual art, AP art, and dance to high school students and was a member of the school-wide curriculum council. She also was a two-time member of the school's WASC team.
Marybeth has also performed as a professional dancer for over 20 years and dance remains the core of her creations. She is a modern renaissance woman: visual artist, dancer, actor, director, choreographer, filmmaker, and teacher of both visual and performing arts.
Marybeth is the co-creator of the Tree of Life Arts Empowerment Camp in South Africa which was held over two summers in 2012 and 2013. She is also an educational liaison with the San Francisco International Arts Festival. Additionally, she has helped to develop MAPS, a corporate work study summer program that helps incoming freshman high school students. She has also helped to develop the California framework for arts education.