Dr. T is the EXAMPLE and not the EXCEPTON of a Phenomenal Woman. Leading the way, Dr. T demonstrates that the proverbial glass ceiling can be shattered and broken. With my back tall, shoulder's squared and head held high. I know being a Black woman who is both educated and an engineer will no longer be uncommon but instead be achievable and obtainable for other's who also look like me.

Charnissa

Software Engineer

Teresa's wealth of knowledge and experience, coupled with her passion for helping others, makes her an invaluable resource for me as a Black woman in the tech space. I'm grateful to have experienced her as a sounding board, cheerleader, coach and advocate in one. Everybody needs a Teresa in their corner!

April

Engineering Manager

Dr. T was my frontend instructor for Nashville Software School's software development boot-camp. Her combined passion for software and her students made a difficult course exciting. Seeing her contributions to the Nashville tech community has inspired my career choices and made them intentional. As a woman in tech, I am grateful to have an iconic mentor like Dr. T.

Holly

Product Manager

Dr. T is enthusiastic, welcoming, and honest. She has the ability to push you out of your comfort zone comfortably. Her passion for knowledge and people is infectious and I was able to believe in myself because she did. I feel like not only a stronger developer, but a stronger person because of her.

Sara

Software Engineer

I had an incredible experience being taught by Dr. T. It is rare, in my experience, to find an instructor who cares so deeply for both their subject and their students. She always provided myself and my classmates with the support and encouragement we needed to succeed in both her class and the tech industry. She is a gifted instructor and inspiring mentor, and I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to learn from her.

Kristen

Software Engineer

Dr T is my favorite teacher of all time. I knew absolutely nothing about tech when I started at NSS. Honestly, if it hadn't been for Dr T's amazing skills as an educator and her ability to make learning fun and entertaining, I may have dropped out before discovering that I do actually have what it takes to work in tech. I'm so glad I stuck with it and that Dr T encouraged me to believe in myself, because I love what I built for my front end capstone and it fulfills a wish I have to find a way to make mental health and well-being apps for kids. I don't think anyone could ask for a better instructor!

Joel

Software Engineer

Dr. T immediately made me feel seen. She has the ability to see where you are and where you can go, and she pushes you in all the right ways, until you can see it too.

Rochelle

Software Engineer

The curriculum was phenomenal when it came to my studies and growth during my time in Dr.Ts NSS Cohort and I'm not just saying that to be nice šŸ˜‚ It was clean, straight to the point, and accessible and it allowed me to keep track of my growth which is key and helpful as a student.

Jessica

Software Engineer

Dr. T was a fantastic instructor. She is highly engaging and knowledgable, and excellent in pushing students to perform their best!

Madden

Software Engineer

Having Dr. T as an instructor was beyond a wonderful experience. She has a contagious personality that is equal parts inspiring, positive, invigorating, and empowering. She fosters a positive learning environment that PROMOTES curiosity! She has an unbelievable ability to speak to you at your knowledge level and lift your understanding to a deeper level without making you feel foolish. This comes from her vast knowledge of what she is teaching and it shows in her ability to communicate it. Honestly one of the best teachers I have ever had!

Derek

Technical Educator

Dr. T is hands down the best mentor and teacher I have ever had the privilege of interacting with. She brings the energy and the passion and breathes life into every piece of material. The thing I most appreciate about her is knowing that she won't ever let me take the easy way when that is not the right way because she really believes in the potential of her students and sees things in them they may not at first see in themselves.

Michael

Software Engineer

Studying front-end web development at Nashville Software School under Dr. T has truly been one of the greatest learning experiences of my life. The wealth of knowledge and experience she brings to the table is incredible and so inspiring. I feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to be her student. Not only has Dr. T taught me how to be a badass software engineer, she has shown me how to bring passion, authenticity, and pride to my work. I will forever be inspired by Dr. T's work ethic, knowledge, and mastery of her craft. If you have the opportunity or are highly lucky, like myself, to work with Dr. T, absolutely take it.

Mary Beth

Software Engineer

Dr. T has been an AMAZING teacher & mentor during my time at NSS. She has a particular teaching style that I found both challenging & encouraging. She made me (& Iā€™m sure each of my peers) feel important & heard. Her energy is contagious; each class was exciting & never dull. I feel honored and grateful to have had her as my instructor!

Mitch

Software Engineer

Dr. T was my front-end senior instructor at Nashville Software School and if you get the opportunity to learn from her, consider yourself incredibly lucky. Dr. T is an exceptional educator. At first, I was intimidated by her teaching style and finding it difficult to acclimate to her approach. But she was reassuring the entire way, reminding us that we are capable of doing hard things. There is one particular one-on-one meeting I had with her that I will never forget. I had confided to her about feeling incompetent, like I did not belong in this class, worrying if I would ever understand the material. She was honest with me, assuring me that I was capable but that she was concerned my negative self-talk would hinder me from progressing in the program. I remember her asking me if this was something I enjoyed and wanted to continue. We got deep. She even discussed her own battles and how she overcame them. Dr. T is ALWAYS in your corner, even when she is being direct; it is all from a place of love. That conversation shifted my perspective. She continued to remind us all periodically how much we had learned by showcasing a document of all the material we had implemented into our projects. Dr. T is so, so special. She is the real deal! I have evolved and found self-confidence because of her. Thankful for her and her guidance.

Krima

Software Engineer