The Women of Stones River

Stones River National Battlefield, March 26, 2019

Teresa Watson started her NPS career at Stones River NB in 1978 as a typist. She rose through the ranks to become our Administrative Officer. While the public often did not get a chance to meet Teresa during their visit, they could see the results of her hard work.

Teresa planned and managed our budgets, coordinated the hiring of employees and interns, managed hundreds of contracts and ensured interments in Stones River National Cemetery took place in an efficient and respectful manner (just to name a few of her many responsibilities). She was also happy to step out of her office at a moments notice to speak to visitors and share her knowledge of the park she loves so much.

Teresa served our park for nearly 40 years, and her legacy will be felt by visitors and staff for many years to come.