Teresa DeFlitch

Director of Learning Innovation

Teresa focuses on strengthening GBA’s relationships with PreK-12 educators and students across the region by fostering innovative projects that provide experiential learning opportunities encompassing real-world sustainability issues. She also helps design creative learning experiences for them that complement GBA’s existing programs by enhancing the School Sustainability Culture Program, building upon prior work with concepts such as the Environmental Health Clinic and Design Thinking Lab, and developing new programs and partnerships.


Previously, Teresa worked on several projects in the education innovation sector. At The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, she served as the “Kickstarting Making in Schools” project manager and as a learning strategist. She also worked with The Sprout Fund and Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab. Prior to those endeavors, Teresa was director of “City as Our Campus” at Winchester Thurston School and served as a project manager at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, where she oversaw outreach for Teachinghistory.org, a major initiative of the U.S. Department of Education.


Teresa holds a Master of Arts in American History from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Saint Vincent College.