Teresa Ketelsen, Ed.D.

Instructor: Leadership, School of Education

Teresa Ketelsen

Teresa Ketelsen served 32 years in K-12 public education as a teacher, building administrator, and district-level administrator. She spent the last six years of this career in Gresham-Barlow School District as Deputy Superintendent, retiring from K-12 public education in 2018. In 2011 Teresa was honored by receiving the Oregon Association of Central Office Administrators Achievement of Excellence Award. Her doctoral degree was earned through University of Portland, with her dissertation focusing on creating equitable opportunities and supports for students in advanced placement courses.  Her master’s degree was completed at Oregon State University and her undergraduate degree was earned at George Fox University. Teresa serves on the board and currently coordinates the University of Portland’s Educational Leadership Network, which provides professional development, mentorship, and networking for education leaders in the metropolitan area. She has taught a variety of graduate level courses for teachers and administrators at UP as an adjunct faculty member since 2017. She also consults with school districts in East Multnomah County, serving as a mentor to new administrators. Teresa is eager to continue sharing her expertise and experiences as an educational leader. She is committed to helping others envision and create classrooms, schools, and learning systems where all students have a sense of belonging and can achieve their potential.