Teresa Van Athen
Senior Job Success Specialist
Teresa comes to Merit America bringing her love of learning, personal development and identifying your personal success path through empowerment. As a single mom to 2 (now) adults, she recognizes the challenges that come from finding the balance between career growth and family care.
She returned to graduate school with young children and completed a Master’s in Educational Technology with a specialization in Special Education from Azusa Pacific University. Through this she found her passion for individualized instruction and adaptive learning.
With over 20 years of experience in all facets of education – from instruction to admission, research to marketing, Teresa loves working 1:1 with individuals to help them achieve their goals. Her firm belief that life is a journey of discovery that should be enjoyed while you learn and work, not just about a destination and deadline drives her while supporting learners towards their dreams.