Jeni Nelson has been teaching for 24 years and holds a Master’s Degree in Education along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL (USA).
A respected international educator, Mrs. Nelson has presented at numerous professional academic conferences, including “Music and Movement in the Classroom” at Qatar Foundation’s Teaching and Learning Forum; “Music! Music! Music!” at the Teachers Teaching Teachers workshop at Awsaj Academy, Qatar; and “Using iPads in the Elementary Classroom” at Qatar Reads, American School of Doha, Qatar.
“I love the atmosphere at Concordia. There’s a unique camaraderie among the faculty. The facilities are beautiful. There is plenty of grass and ‘wildlife’ to explore and study. Everything is new. I appreciate the expertise represented among the faculty and of course, the students are who I like best. Parents are supportive and involved in our preschool program. Concordia maintains a growth mindset instead of a fixed mindset. The Vietnamese staff keep us going with their professionalism, their knowledge and their contacts.”
Mrs. Nelson has also completed the requirements for her Certificate of International School Counseling, from the Counselor Training Center of Miami, FL (USA) and has attended professional development annually for 19 years. In 2018, she also completed a 60 hour on-line certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language and a ten week on-line course, Curriculum and Assessment for English Learners, facilitated by Dr. Virginia Rojas. The course is offered through the Principals Training Center.
Prior to joining Concordia in July 2016, Mrs. Nelson taught at elementary schools in Florida, Texas and South Carolina (USA), before shifting her career overseas, where she taught preschool and elementary school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Qatar, where she also served as Technology Integration Facilitator.
Ms. Nelson’s hobbies include knitting, reading and cycling.