Mrs. Theresa Paterra

Phone: 412-583-1902


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor’s of Arts in Special Education, Multi-Category K-AD and Autism K-AD Dual Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education K-6 Master’s of Science in Education working on Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a concentration in English as a Second Language.  

Mrs. Theresa Paterra

Hi, This is my fifth year in Brooke County, and my fourth at Wellsburg Primary. I am the Instructional Support Specialist teacher, servicing students that need interventions and are at risk. I also run a STEAM Club.  I am originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I live in Wintersville, Ohio, and I now work in Wellsburg, West Virginia. When I first entered college, I planned on being an interpreter or teacher of foreign languages. My first born beautiful daughter, Shenan, changed my world. Being a parent of a multi-disabled child gave me a whole new perspective in my career choice. I decided to pursue a career in the field of Special Education instead, and fell in love. My two other daughters and husband, along with continuing education in the teaching field and a second job keep me busy. But it does not distract me from loving the students that come to my classroom, and watching them grow and learn. I want to make a difference in a child’s life.