Meet Teresa Tachon


Dr. Teresa Tachon is an Educator and has been teaching for 35 years.  Teresa teaches AP Calculus at Boone High School in the Orange County Public School District and Teresa is an Adjunct Mathematics Professor at Valencia College where she teaches Calculus III.

Dr. Teresa Tachon was named Teacher of the Year in 2003 and again in 2015, and she was Orange County’s Mathematics Teacher of the Year in 2005.

In 2018, Teresa garnered the College Board’s Jenny Oren Krugman Service Award, and was in Orlando Magazine’s “Women of the Year 2018” – honoring women making a positive impact in our community.

Teresa is the wife of a man who immigrated to America from France.  Her husband, Hughes, had to go through the Naturalization Process to become a U.S. citizen.  He worked as a chef and a banquet server.

Teresa is the proud mother of two hard-working adult daughters — one in accounting, and one in emergency health care — for whom Teresa had to take on part-time work to help them defray their college expenses.  Both of her daughters are graduates from Orange County Public Schools.


Teresa earned her Ph.D. and Specialist in Education degrees from the University of Florida.  Teresa earned her Master’s (M.S.) and Bachelor’s (B.A.) degrees from State University of New York at Potsdam.  Teresa was a mathematics major and studied music (saxophone) at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.

Teresa is the daughter of a police officer.  Her father served our country in the military, then went on to serve our Syracuse, NY community as a police officer for 35 years.  Teresa’s mother was a stay-at-home mom for her and her three siblings, until she was a teenager.  Then her mom worked as a payroll specialist at GTE Sylvania.



Teresa was born in Syracuse, New York.  She has been living in Orlando, Florida since 1990.