Elementary School Principal Kristin Kappelmann has 20 years in education and holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri, Columbia (USA) and has completed all course work sans dissertation for her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Florida, USA.
Ms. Kappelmann received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education with a Minor in Mathematics and Science from the University of Missouri, Columbia (USA).
She has contributed to hundreds of academic conferences during the course of her career, and her wealth of experience and passion for teaching have been vital to the success of Concordia’s elementary school program.
“I enjoy the community feel of Concordia and the chance to make a difference in Vietnam,” she said of her work at Concordia.
Prior to joining Concordia in 2011, Mrs. Kappelmann taught Grades 4 and 5 at Moberly Public Schools and and Middle Grove Public School in Missouri, where she was also Curriculum Coordinator.
Mrs. Kappelmann then joined the Concordia International School Shanghai elementary school faculty, during which time she also transitioned into administration.
A talented teacher-trainer, Mrs. Kappelmann instructed local Chinese teachers in western teaching methodologies during her time at Concordia Shanghai.
Mrs. Kappelmann lives with her daughter, whom she adopted from China in 2008, and they have a lot of pets - 2 dogs, 3 birds, 1 hamster, and many fish. Her hobbies include swimming and reading.