Michelle Beard has been teaching for 16 years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from California State University, Long Beach in the U.S.A.
“I love that we are a community of learners,” said Mrs. Beard of her work at Concordia. “We all have different gifts, talents and abilities which we are investing in our students so that they will grow and impact their world.”
Mrs. Beard writes a professional educational blog called “Learning in Global Communities”, and has presented on “Strategies for Developing Literacy through Literature Circles” to the Paramount, California (USA) Unified School District.
Mrs. Beard is also a Life Coach, a Presenter for Vietnam Coaching Network, a Shine Trainer (organization for disadvantaged women) and is working on her Certificate in Education Technology and Information Literacy (COETAIL).
Mrs. Beard and her family lived in Central Asia for 10 years before moving to Vietnam in 2010, and she is fluent in Russian.
Prior to joining Concordia in August 2015, Mrs. Beard taught at elementary schools in California, Kyrgyzstan and Hanoi.
Mrs. Beard’s hobbies include reading, running (marathon and half-marathons), gardening and cooking.