Pat Copple has been teaching for 39 years. Mrs. Copple holds a Master’s of Education Degree in Reading and Language Arts from the University of Vermont, in Burlington, VT (USA), as well as Bachelor’s of Science degrees, in Elementary Education and Rehabilitation Services, from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT, USA.
Mrs. Copple was Teacher Trainer for the State of Vermont Education Department: Teaching the Gifted in Regular Classrooms and was also a Conference Presenter at the International Reading Association Annual Conference and presented a symposium entitled “Read the Real Thing: Writing and History - A Literature Approach”.
“I highly appreciate the incredibly supportive administration at Concordia, the committed and competent classroom teachers, working with my colleagues on the EAL team, the diversity among the students and their receptivity to learning and growing.”
Mrs. Copple established Early Childhood Education teacher training programs in rural northwestern Vietnam and published the “Training Guide for Multi-grade Teaching Techniques: Curriculum for Vietnamese teacher training in activity based learning” (UNICEF Vietnam 1994).
Mrs. Copple’s storied career has taken her to elementary schools in Vermont and Connecticut, USA, as well as Educational Coordinator at the Galang Refugee Camp and Hong Kong Refugee camps and teaching positions at United Nations International School Hanoi and Hanoi International School, prior to joining Concordia in August 2016.
Married for 44 years, Mrs. Copple and her husband Steve have lived in Asia for 34 years - Hanoi for 24 of those years - and have three children who grew up in Jakarta and Hanoi.
Mrs. Copple’s hobbies include reading and journal writing, playing tennis like a beginner, riding a motorbike like a pro and giving thanks daily for health and life.