What degree’s do you hold?
Master of Education, Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education
What teacher or professional credentials do you hold?
Master Teacher Certification, Reading Endorsement, ESOL Endorsement, Gifted Endorsement
What year did you start teaching at Destin High School?
Thérèse Sweeney brings 17 years of teaching experience to Destin Highschool. As an educator, Thérèse holds a professional certification with the FLDOE including endorsements in reading, teaching English as a second language, and teaching Gifted Students.
Most recently, Thérèse earned superior ratings as a full professor of Literacy in the Teacher Education Department of Northwest Florida State College where Ms. Sweeney served as full time professor and advisor for the Teacher Education Department. Ms. Sweeney supervised teacher preparation candidates as they worked through a rigorous program to become certified Florida Teachers. During her tenure, Ms. Sweeney taught teacher preparation candidates as well as area Okaloosa County professionals as they prepared for FLDOE certification. Thérèse holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, as well as a Master of Education from the University of West Florida. Ms. Sweeney has completed several certifications through professional development with the Florida College System including Online Teaching, Educational Leader Academy, and Master Teacher Certification. Ms. Sweeney taught eight years in Okaloosa County serving First Grade and Fourth Grade, earning a position as the Fourth Grade Chair. As the Gifted Teacher, Ms. Sweeney taught grades 3-5 in an after school gifted program. Ms. Sweeney Currently teaches English 1, English 1 honors, and English 3 honors at Destin Highschool. Ms. Sweeney is the Academic Team Coach and serves as a mentor teacher to new faculty members. Outside of the education world, Ms. Sweeney prioritizes her private time visiting her three children as they embark in their professional fields.
Thérèse is in her second-year teaching at Destin High School. Ms. Sweeney’s passion is to engage students in learning and motivate them to push beyond their pre-conceived limits to reach success.