Dr. Merrian Mills enters her 14th year teaching and holds a Master’s Degree in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with a speciality in Educational Technology from California State University Bakersfield in California, USA.
Dr. Mills is a recent graduate of doctoral studies and is proud to hold her PhD after several years of study. She vows to never return to school .... unless it’s for work!
“Concordia continues to be my favorite place to spend 5 days per week! I am in my third year here, and I continue to love every single experience as a part of the Concordia family,” adding, “Mike and I are beyond blessed to have had our middle son graduate as part of Concordia’s inaugural graduating class and our youngest daughter to graduate in 2019. The upper school team at Concordia is made up of brilliant, passionate educators who push students well beyond the limits they think are possible.”
Dr. Mills has published in her field, including “Educational Technologies in Developing Nations: Barriers & Possibilities” through California State University Press, in addition to the recent work of her dissertation, “International Social Studies Curricula in American International Schools.”
In addition to Concordia, Dr. Mills teaches at the university level in the College of Education at Ashford University in San Diego, CA, where she continues to contribute to the online program, and has taught at elementary and international schools both at home, in San Jose and Monterey, California, and Miami Beach, Florida, and abroad, in Rodney Bay, St. Lucia, Nicosia, Cyprus, and Cairo, Egypt.
In the moments when she is not working or researching, Dr. Mills enjoys walking her amazing pups, Kalliope and Cairo, drinking coconut coffee from Cong Caphe, or watching super scary movies in the dark!