Teresa Winterstein has spent 22 years in the classroom and holds Master’s Degrees in both Education: Curriculum & Instruction and Writing from Lourdes University in Sylvania, OH (USA) as well as a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Valparaiso University, in Valparaiso, IN (USA).
Twice named ‘Teacher of the Year’ in the Bedford (Michigan) Public School system, Mrs. Winterstein was also a contributor to Erik Palmer’s latest book: Good Thinking: Teaching Argument, Persuasion, and Reasoning.
“The moment I first entered Concordia, the community vibe was almost tangible. I enjoy working side by side with like-minded colleagues and students who are passionate about learning and serving. The cohesiveness and spirit for learning and connecting within Concordia, as well as globally, inspires me daily.”
During the course of her career, Mrs. Winterstein has also coached GOTR (Girls on the Run), a comprehensive emotional health and running program, as well as coached basketball, volleyball, track, and soccer and was Curriculum Designer for the Toledo Museum of Art.
Prior to joining Concordia in August 2014, Mrs. Winterstein taught elementary school in the US in Michigan City, Indiana; Toledo, Ohio; and Bedford, Michigan and was a Graduate Education Professor at Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio.
An avid runner, Mrs. Winterstein has completed a multitude of marathons, her favorite and most brutally challenging being the Great Wall Marathon in China.
Her hobbies include spending time with her two children, Meleyna and Henry, traveling with her family, running distance races and running for recreation, reading, participating in Twitter book chats, painting, drawing and writing.