Teresa Petty

Teresa Petty

Interim Dean
Department of Middle, Secondary and K-12 Education


Teresa Petty is a Professor and Interim Dean of the Cato College of Education at UNC Charlotte. She received her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her M.Ed. in Instructional Computing Technology and her B.S. in mathematics from UNC Greensboro. Petty’s teaching focuses on instructional design, teacher leadership, and mathematics methods. Her research interests include teacher preparation, online teaching/learning and National Board Certification. Petty is currently investigating the impact of National Board Certification on both teachers who receive the certification and their students. She is also PI on a Teacher Quality Partnership grant through the U.S. Department of Education. Partnering with Cabarrus County Schools, this grant project seeks to recruit, train, and retain a diverse teacher pipeline in high-need content areas in hard-to-staff schools.

Highest Degree:


Highest Degree Institution:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Cato College of Education