Teri Ashton

Professor Emeritus

Teri AshtonEducation:
RN Diploma, Ona M. Wilcox School of Nursing

BSN, Central Connecticut State University

MSN, University of Hartford

Dates of Service at the College:

Positions Held:
Professor of Nursing


Teri had a huge presence and impact on students and colleagues during her time at Three Rivers. She was  a leader through mentorship to her colleagues and was committed to her students and teaching. She was knowledgeable and proactive in looking at issues from a variety of standpoints to reach the best solutions, and her certification in nursing education (CNE) is a testimony to her dedication to both the profession and our students.

Teri was a student advocate and helped students to develop strategies that would work for their individual situations and allow them to be successful in the college environment. She encouraged students to think beyond what is and what should be, allowing students to begin to see that they can be change agents in the profession of nursing. She encouraged students and graduates to strive for excellence in practice and to become involved in specialties, professional organizations, and the ability to be active politically to advocate for patients and for their profession.

Teri participated in a variety of college committees and activities and always gave 100%. An active member of CFT, food pantry, she also participated in collecting and making Thanksgiving baskets for students in need. Teri facilitate3d several Hodgkin-Searle Institute for Instructional Skills workshops for fellow faculty, from all disciplines, to help them develop and refine their instructional methods.

Teri is a leader, mentor, and change agent. The first nursing instructor to move to the “Flipped Classroom,” she effectively used active learning as the model in her classroom. She combined digital tools and classroom activities that enhanced learning and encouraged critical thinking, clinical judgement, and problem-solving. She forged ahead with new teaching/learning techniques, effectively implementing them in the classroom and clinical settings.