Tera Creech has recently joined the Foothill community as the new biology and chemistry instructor, with an open heart and an open mind.
Creech graduated from Cal Lutheran University in 1998, with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She then set her sights on her teaching credentials.
“I went to Cal State Northridge to get my teaching credentials and graduated in 2003,” Creech said.
Creech also has a real estate license and works for Amgen as research personnel. She also worked in the IT department for Amgen as a research analyst.
Her prior teaching experience comes from working as a substitute at several different schools.
“I was looking to get back into teaching after a long break,” Creech said.
“I worked in the IT field for about ten years, and I had been doing substitute teaching in Ranco Campana in Camarillo, which is based off of Foothill. I knew Foothill was a fit for me.”
Creech enjoys the aspect of being a permanent teacher instead of a substitute.
“I like being able to teach the kids and not just babysit. I love science, so as a substitute I could teach any subject, but I like sharing my love for science with the students. I like having the same consistent students I can get to know day by day.”
Creech has taken a liking to the Foothill atmosphere.
“I think FTHS is a fantastic school, all the kids and staff are just amazing.”
Creech also enjoys a variety of things outside of teaching, such as hiking and spending time with her family.
Junior Cassandra Orosco thinks Creech is a great addition to Foothill.
“I went in her class and she made me feel comfortable by interacting with us, and telling us about herself. I can tell she’s really invested in her job and wants us to succeed,” she said.
In the end, Creech feels like a true part of Foothill and believes with more experience and time she feel more than just “80 percent a dragon.”
Featured Photo Credit: Gabrialla Cockerell / The Foothill Dragon Press