Teresa J. Farler, EdD
Dr. Teresa J. Farler was named Superintendent of Schools for Pine Tree ISD in July 5, 2011.
fourth year of service to the district in summer 2014.
With more than 35 years of experience in public education, Dr. Farler started her career as a high school English teacher in the Norfolk Public Schools in Norfolk, Nebraska.
teaching experience includes high school and middle school English/Language Arts
, Gifted and Talented English/Language Arts and campus GT facilitator, English as a Second Language, and special programs for At-Risk students.
In Texas, Dr. Farler
has taught in San Marcos CISD and Austin ISD
Dr. Farler served for two years at the Texas Education Agency as a Middle School Program Coordinator.
administrative experience included Principalships at both the junior high and high school campuses and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.
As an educational leader, Dr. Farler has served on leadership boards and task forces for TASA (Texas Association of School Administrators) which includes creating assessment standards for 21st Century Learners and creating the field guide documents used to promote the New Vision for Public Education in Texas.
She was selected to be a member of the Future-Ready Superintendent Leadership Academy and was a member of the first TASA Transformational Leadership Academy for Texas Leaders.
was a co-designer with the Schlechty Center
in the creation and design of the Network for North TExas Central Office Leaders.
Originally from a small farming community in Nebraska, Dr. Farler earned both her Bachelor of Arts in English/Secondary Education and Master of Arts in English from Wayne State College.
Principal certification from Texas State University
in San Marcos and her
Doctorate in Education Administration from Texas A&M at Commerce.
Currently, she is a member of the Longview-Greggton Rotary and St. Matthew Catholic Church where she serves on the Pastoral Council.
and the PTISD
leadership strive to create a learning organization with safe and nurturing environments that provide students with challenging, rigours learning activities that cultivate their curiosity of the learners.
Further, it is the mission of the PTISD leaders to prepare each student to be a successful, productive citizen in whatever avenue he
pursues after high school graduation.