Terry is an educator at Columbus Elementary School and a former Adjunct Professor at Fordham University. She maintains high academic standards for all of her students and teaches them the importance of serving their community. Terry became an educator after spending time working in the recording industry, including as Co-Owner of Mantra Recording Studio.
Terry is a longtime member of the New Rochelle Community. She has lived in Westchester with her husband, George, for more than thirty-six years. Terry and George have two grown daughters, Monet and Lauren. They are both proud New Rochelle High School graduates. They attend Blessed Sacrament Church.
Terry serves her community as an active member of the New Rochelle Lions Club, Jack and Jill of America – Westchester Associate Chapter (Lifetime Member), Westchester Alliance of Black School Educators (WABSE), Parent-Teacher Association, New Rochelle FUSE, New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) (AFL-CIO).
While President of the New Rochelle Lions Club, Terry organized a benefit for Haitian earthquake victims. The New Rochelle Lions Club in partnership with Don Coqui Restaurant raised money to help families and rebuild homes. The money from ‘Lend a Hand to Haiti’ was donated to Habitat for Humanity, the Lions International Foundation, and the Red Cross. Terry also arranged a partnership with the New Rochelle School District Health Office to providing free glasses to students in need. Additionally, while working with the Lion’s Club Terry planned trips to major league baseball games and awarded college scholarships to students living in District 11.
Terry also served as a member of the New Rochelle Advisory Committee on Boating and Marinas, Advisory Committee on Parks and Recreation and the Latino Advisory Council.
A loyal and dedicated Democrat, Terry has served as a district leader for the New Rochelle Democratic Committee since 1997. Currently, Terry serves as a Vice Chair of the Westchester County Democratic Committee and Chair of the Black Democrats of Westchester. Terry is a former State Committee Woman for the 88th Assembly District.
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