Cape Cod Writers Center

Kathleen Teahan

Author Kathleen Teahan.

 

Kathleen (Keras) Teahan was married to the late Whitman-Hanson Football Coach, Bob Teahan from 1971 – 1997.  She is the mother of Anne Teahan-Dunning, Jean, Bob, and John Teahan, and is blessed with five grandchildren.

From 1947 until 2008 when she moved to Cape Cod, Teahan lived in Whitman, Massachusetts, the home of the Toll House Restaurant. She graduated from Bridgewater State College in 1969. While working her way through college, one of her summer jobs was as a salad girl at the Toll House Restaurant, Whitman, Massachusetts.  While teaching in East Bridgewater at the Gordon Mitchell Middle School, Kathy’s eighth grade students wrote picture books for third grade partners. Reading has always been her pleasure and she enjoys watching her grandchildren develop a love of reading.  She enjoys creating stories for her grandchildren.

Kathleen Teahan served in the Massachusetts Legislature from 1997-2007. Social justice is a passion for Teahan.  She served on the Whitman School Committee for six years. In the past, she volunteered in classrooms, food programs, scholarship committees, and several outreach programs including Habitat for Humanity. Throughout her years in the legislature, she worked for justice, quality education for all, improved health especially oral health, and equal rights.  She currently mentors women seeking positions in public office and works for social justice.  Her goal is to leave a better world for her grandchildren and children throughout the world.

She is presently finishing a memoir about her ten years in the Massachusetts legislature.