Teri is delighted to be part of the education community in work based learning. She is a longtime advocate for Iowa’s workforce, having served employers in public and community relations roles in years past. Her focus turned to motivating students toward Iowa’s workforce with the development of Iowa’s High School Registered Apprenticeship Playbook in 2018. WorkSMART Connector is the “umbrella term” for the program she helped develop, recognized by the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council as a STEM BEST model. She has a passion for serving community in various volunteer and service roles. These opportunities have deepened her commitment to and interest in advancing the well-being of young people, by helping them discover their own passions and skills in Iowa. She and her husband Rob live near Pella, Iowa, and are parents to Jack Vos, Ben Vos, Jessica Galligan and her husband Sean.