Teresa A. Trimarco earned her B.A. in English and Education and
her M.A. in Education at Hunter College, and her Ph.D. in
Administration and Supervision at Fordham University.
After a 12 year career as a Teacher, Guidance Counselor and
Acting Principal within the City of New York school system, she
began her career at St. John’s University as a faculty member in
The School of Education in 1967, teaching courses on the Brooklyn,
Queens and Staten Island campuses. When St. John's acquired the
former Notre Dame College in 1971, Dr. Trimarco was asked to be
part of the team that would launch the new Staten Island campus.
She has served as Associate Professor, Interim and Acting
Chairperson, Chairperson and Director of Field Experiences, all
within The School of Education. She currently holds the title of
Professor Emerita, Education.
Dr. Trimarco was appointed by Bishop Daily to the Board of
Governors for the Immaculate Conception Seminary and to the
Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission for the Diocese of Brooklyn.
She was invested by the late John Cardinal O'Connor as a Lady of
the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Order Sons of
Italy in America has presented her with the Cornaro Medal. A
grateful St. John’s presented her with The President’s Medal in
1984 and conferred an honorary Doctor of Pedagogy upon her in