Teresa Hawes


Teresa Hawes grew up on a dairy farm in rural New York and has retained a love of the outdoors. She went to high school in Southern Pennsylvania and attended college and graduate school in Michigan, earning a BA in English and French and an MA in English.


She then spent 25 years in France, teaching English and religion and completing doctoral studies in French before returning to the States via nine months in the Philippines. Certified as a K-12 French teacher in Vermont, Teresa has taught French and religion there since 2002 as well as serving as director of Religious in a parish.


She currently teaches high school religion and serves as a mentor for Franciscan University’s Catechetical Institute. She is a professed member of Notre Dame de Vie Institute. Teresa enjoys hiking, singing, reading, and gardening.