Atlantic County Teacher of the Year, winner of the Great American Teach-Off, Stockton graduate, current Stockton master’s student, and military wife and mom all describe one distinctive woman: Terry Dougherty. The story behind her unwavering efforts to support the education of military children through a free tutoring program she established is featured in Family Circle magazine this month and will air on NJTV in December.
Dougherty, who has an undergraduate degree in Teacher Education from Stockton, is currently a third grade teacher at Roland Rogers Elementary School in Galloway and a student in Stockton’s Master of Arts in Education (MAED) program.
Education standards from state to state differ, and military children who change schools frequently develop gaps in their learning. Dougherty established a tutoring service, “They Are Heroes Too,” which was held at Stockton this summer, to correct this situation for military families free of charge.