Terrie was the Vice President of Education at the Museum of Science & Industry in Tampa, Florida and Associate Director of Education at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo. She was heavily involved in exhibition design and development, developing exhibition content, writing interpretives, designing teacher’s exhibition guides and related programming. As a Peer Reviewer for the American Association of Museums, Terrie visits museums to evaluate operations and provide feedback to assist emerging museums.
As Vice President of Education at the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) in Tampa, Florida Terrie was responsible for the overall leadership of 13 full time educators and 25 part time educators, the InterActors. She was responsible for all aspects of Education operations and programs, including strategic planning, developing community relationships, $1.5 million budget, professional development of staff; program development, implementation, interpretation and evaluation.
Terrie worked closely with the President, other Vice Presidents and Board of Directors, donors, volunteers, vendors, contractors, media, general public, educational organizations and institutions and MOSI staff at all levels.
While at MOSI, Terrie worked with a team to design / develop new exhibits and wrote copy for graphics for the Kids In Charge! Children’s Science Center. Terrie was Project Director of The Amazing You, a 13,000 square foot original, permanent exhibition about health and wellness through life’s developmental stages -- from beginning of life, childhood, adolescence, young, middle and older adulthood to the end of life. She met with donors and helped raise $2-million in one year. She wrote a Request for Qualifications, Request for Proposals and worked with an attorney to write an exhibit design/develop contract, negotiated with an external exhibit firm.
At Lincoln Park Zoo Terrie oversaw day-to-day operations of the education department, comprised of 20 professional staff and 250 volunteers. She successfully wrote grants, participated in strategic planning, worked with Board Members and established community partnerships.
Terrie was a member of exhibition design/development teams for The Small Mammal-Reptile House and Regenstein’s The African Journey. She led a team to write interpretives for the Seal / Sea Lion exhibit renovation; Terrie also commissioned life-sized bronze sculptures of a seal and sea lion.