Theresa Dames / Chemistry Teacher


Originally from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, Theresa Dames grew up as the youngest of four siblings. She has always felt compelled to go beyond her older siblings' accomplishments, and that propelled her through many successes in high school. But the sibling rivalry dwindled by the time college rolled around, so Theresa had to find personal interests to pursue, instead of competitive interests.

Theresa spent her college freshman year at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, studying history. It was there that she came across an archaeology course that peaked her interest. This prompted her to want to learn more about the science behind the techniques and she switched her focus to forensic chemistry. She eventually transferred to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree. Theresa has a huge passion for chemistry, and is always looking for ways to interest others in the topic. She is excited to teach at Middleburg Academy and is ready to take on the challenges and successes that this school year will bring.

Theresa spends most of her time reading, as well as playing sports, board games, and musical instruments. She loves being outdoors, and especially enjoys hiking, gardening, and running cross country.