|Terri Del Monico|
|Address:|| Miami, Florida|
Lima, Ohio (former)
|Occupation(s):|| Retail manager|
School nurse (former)
|Aliases:||Mrs. Schuester, Honey Badger|
|Family & Friends|
|Family:|| Kendra Giardi (sister)|
Phil Giardi (brother-in-law)
Kyle, Max, and Josh Giardi (nephews)
|Relationships:||Will Schuester (ex-husband)|
|Friends:|| Will Schuester|
|Employer:||Principal Figgins (former)|
|Employees:||Howard Bamboo (former)|
|Enemies:|| Emma Pillsbury|
|Education:||William McKinley High School|
|Last appearance:||Glee, Actually|
Dr. Phil said people could change!
—Terri Schuester, Pilot
Terri is a manipulative and parasitic wife, consistently undermining Will and his ambitions. She is notorious for faking her pregnancy, after fearing that Will would leave her for another woman. The plan eventually backfires and Will ends up leaving her. After several failed attempts at winning Will back, she comes to accept that they are over and moves on.
Terri is portrayed by Jessalyn Gilsig.
Terri gets advice from her sister, Kendra Giardi, about raising kids. Later, she visits her OB/GYN and learns that she is having a hysterical pregnancy. However, Terri lies to Will and says they are having a boy. (Showmance)
Terri attempts to get pregnant by repeatedly having sex with Will, but is unsuccessful. Later, she becomes suspicious of Emma Pillsbury when Will is performing with his boy band, Acafellas. (Acafellas)
Terri reveals to Kendra that she is faking her pregnancy. Later, she learns from Will that Quinn Fabray is pregnant and plots with her to have Quinn give the baby to her, so she doesn't have to raise it herself. (Preggers)
Terri and Will are having dinner together, where Terri lies about her morning sickness. (The Rhodes Not Taken)
Terri and Kendra blackmail Dr. Wu into tricking Will with a fake ultrasound after Will makes a surprise appointment. The plan works and Will is left with tears of joy. (Throwdown)
Noticing that Rachel Berry is in love with Will, Terri uses this to her advantage by having her do chores around the house. Terri is also seen in a flashback, threatening Suzy Pepper over her crush on Will. (Ballad)
Will finds out about the pregnancy lie and angrily confronts Terri before leaving her. (Mattress)
Terri reveals to Will that she has been seeing a therapist, and Will tells her that he no longer loves her. (Sectionals)
Terri has moved out of her and Will's apartment, taking all of the DVDs. She returns to pick the last of her DVDs and attempts to drive a wedge between Will and Emma. (Hell-O)
Terri takes it upon herself to take care of Will after he falls ill. They both sleep together against Will's better judgment. He later tells her not to come by anymore so he can move on. (The Substitute)
Terri appears briefly in a flashback during Christmas time. (A Very Glee Christmas)
Sue Sylvester enlists Terri, along with Sandy Ryerson and Dustin Goolsby, to take down the New Directions. After the other members' attempts fail, Sue relies on Terri to complete the mission. (A Night of Neglect)
Terri recruits Howard Bamboo to hack into Principal Figgins's e-mail, to re-route the glee club's plane tickets to Tripoli. Terri gets second thoughts and helps Will out by getting first-class tickets to New York instead. She then reveals that she got position as manager at a Sheets-N-Things in Miami. (Funeral)
Terri is portrayed as the demanding and nagging wife of Will Schuester. She is shown to be extremely manipulative and selfish, even going as far as lying about being pregnant to keep Will from leaving her. Although she loves Will, she discourages his ambitions, because they get in the way of her plans for their marriage.
Although she never truly changes herself as a person, she has shown a caring side, such as getting first-class tickets to New York for the New Directions.
- Main article: Terri-Will Relationship (Werri)
Will was Terri's first boyfriend. After graduation, they got married. As the years went on, their marriage began to crumble to the point where Terri lies about being pregnant in order to force Will to stay with her. Terri has also shown that she is very manipulative, trying to find inventive ways to keep Will away from his colleague, Emma Pillsbury. After he learns that Terri lied, he leaves her and claims that he no longer loves her. They get a divorce soon after. After the divorce, Terri makes several attempts to get back together, but eventually accepts the fact that their relationship is over.
- The name "Terri" comes from Brad Falchuk's old fifth grade school teacher.
- In Preggers, when Terri is about to reveal her hysterical pregnancy to her sister, Kendra, the latter asks if the baby is black. This is a reference to Jessalyn Gilsig's role of Gina Russo from Ryan Murphy's previous show Nip/Tuck, where the child she supposedly conceived with Christian Troy ended up being black.
- Main article: Terri's Quotations