MEET TERESA & HER FAMILY
Hi, I'm Teresa English
I grew up in a working-class family in a rural town in Georgia. New England immediately felt like home and my husband and I chose to settle in Billerica. We bought our first house on River Street and have two children in the public school system. Public service has always been important to me, having grown up in a military family. From enlisting in the Air Force to teaching History at Lawrence High School, I continually seek ways to better the world around me.
As many can relate, in March of 2020 my life turned upside down. I was teaching high school history and was one of the first to catch COVID-19. When I fully recovered months later, I was dismayed to see local leaders advancing conspiracies regarding masks, vaccines, and whether kids are more harmed by being in school or at home; as if it was an either/or situation. With only passion and tenacity fueling me, I ran a write in campaign for State Representative and earned 45% of the general election votes.
The coalition we built in 2020 continues to grow and we are committed to changing the status quo. Billerica deserves better and I am running to ensure our town is no longer overlooked and disregarded on Beacon Hill.
Together we are capable of anything, and I am ready to lead the way. I hope to earn your support over the course of the campaign so we can continue fighting for Billerica together.
MEET MY FAMILY
Ian, Ken, Teresa, Tobias (L to R)
Let me brag a bit about my family.
My husband, Ken, is a gregarious cardiac nurse who put down his weapons after serving in Iraq and picked up a stethoscope. His patient-centered view of nursing, advocacy, education, and holistic care demonstrates his passion for helping those who cannot advocate for themselves.
Our sons, Tobias and Ian, both attend local public schools. Tobias is a burgeoning chef and avid PC gamer and Ian is a kind and generous free-spirit who enjoys Ted Talks and nature walks! You can often find us enjoying programs through the Billerica Friends of Music, the Billerica Recreation Department, and the Billerica Public Library.
We're looking forward to getting to know you and your family better!