About Your GRT

Terri Darnell

This is my seventh year working as a gifted cluster teacher at Thoroughgood Elementary.

Prior to working at Thoroughgood, I served as gifted resource teacher at Linkhorn Park Math/Science Academy as well as Seatack Elementary. This is my 20th year working in the Virginia Beach City Public School system. I have also worked as a third grade cluster teacher, Education Consultant for Old Dominion University, and as the Founder/Director of the ODU-Tidewater Writing Project Summer Writing Camp. I also have experience with our school system's gifted program as a parent. I am mother to Kalli, a sophomore at Old Dominion University and Ben, a tenth grader at Cox High School. My husband, Scott, is an attorney for the Virginia Attorney General's Office.

I hold a bachelor's degree in Family and Child Development from Virginia Tech, a master's degree in Elementary Education from Old Dominion University, and a gifted education endorsement from the University of Virginia.

It is a joy working with our vast talent pool of students at Thoroughgood. I look forward to a wonderful year with with your child and classroom teacher!

You can contact me at Teresa.Darnell@vbschools.com.