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Teresa Piumetti

Teresa Piumetti

Social Studies Faculty

M.A. Secondary Education/Social Science, Loyola Marymount University
B.A History, Loyola Marymount University
CA. Teaching Credential, Loyola Marymount University

Mrs. Terry Piumetti Ghermezian was born and raised in Glendale, California into a family of five girls. Her parents came here from Sicily, Italy with a dream to allow their children to be empowered through education and opportunity.  She has been teaching in the Social Studies Department at Providence since the fall of 1997.  She is a staunch supporter of Catholic education. Developing a true passion for the mission of Catholic schools at a young age, she attended Holy Family Grade School and High School in Glendale.  After high school, she attended Loyola Marymount University and was a part of a very unique service program called the Student Workers.  She started pursuing her love of teaching at that point by taking undergraduate education courses.  In 1997, she believed that the providence of God led her back to Burbank and she was lucky to be embraced by two religious visionaries willing to give this young woman a chance to achieve her dream of being a teacher.  Those two visionaries were Sister Lucille Dean, SP and Sister Mary Hawkins, SP. 

In addition to teaching Social Studies, Ms. Piumetti also served the students at Providence High School as Mock Trial Team Coordinator for 10 years.  In 2007, she was honored to receive the LA County Mock Trial Teacher of the Year award from the Constitutional Rights Foundation.  Also, very relevant to her job in the Social Studies Department, she was Model United Nations Moderator for the club here at the high school for 14 years.  Interacting with students in and out of classroom is very important to her.  Empowering young people through her civic-minded example, as well as the content in her World History course, is vital to what she does.  

Ms. Piumetti went back to Loyola Marymount University so that she could be back in the student seat to earn a master’s and credential.  It was very eye-opening.  She’s a life-long learner and pioneer whose special interests include multi-cultural education, embracing students with special needs, educational anthropology, and Holocaust and genocide studies. 

Last year, Ms. Piumetti along with the Social Studies Department launched a special focus across the curriculum to celebrate Women's History Month in all classes annually in March.   She is also currently the moderator of PHS Cultural Club which is a new club that celebrates the cultures of our community and raises awareness about global issues.

Ms. Piumetti resides in Burbank with her husband Steve and two amazing children. Her children attend St. Robert Bellarmine in Burbank. She loves to travel when she can and learn new languages and traditions.

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