Teresa Stewart, MS, MPH
Teresa holds an MS in Child Development from Wheelock College and an MPH in Maternal and Child Health (with additional extensive coursework in health law) from Boston University School of Public Health. She is additionally trained as an Infant, Child, and Family Sleep Consultant, a childbirth educator, and a CPR Instructor. She holds a post-grad certificate in Postpartum Depression: Assessment, Treatment, and Clinical Practice through The Postpartum Stress Center, and a post-grad certificate in Adolescent Sleep Medicine through the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. She currently is in the process of completing a post-graduate program in Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology through The Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health.
Since 2014, Teresa has been self-employed as a sleep consultant and child development specialist. In addition to her solo practice, she is also the Director of Parenting Education for the International Maternity and Parenting Institute, and the COO and Continuing Education Director for the nonprofit international organization, the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants. She is a member of Safe Kids Boston, MassPinn (Massachusetts Prevents Injuries Now Network), the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Partners for Empowering Young Parents Consortium. She is a previous Board Member of the Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children.
She has invested 18 years in the fields of child development, sleep, health, and parenting education. Throughout her career so far, she has extensive experience in the following: managing and growing programs; conducting training and mentoring for educators and other professionals; developing curriculum; presenting at national conferences; writing policies; advocating at the local, state, and federal levels; and collaborating with other stakeholders to strengthen community services.
Having lived in Norwood since January 2007, Teresa is proud to be raising her two children in our town. She was elected to School Committee in April 2017 and since then has attended numerous trainings through MASC; sits on the policy subcommittee, the school start time subcommittee, and the Willett Space/ preschool committee; and has been involved with our town DPH's initiatives to help all Norwood residents have better access to mental health services and support.