Director of Operations, Tim Winterstein, has 20 years in education, starting as a teacher for ten and a half years before moving into administration roles.
Mr. Winterstein holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University Ann Arbor, MI (USA) along with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Education from Valparaiso University, in Valparaiso, Indiana (USA).
“I love the community feel that Concordia has. I honestly believe we have an elite educational environment with fantastic career educators that want the best for all of our students. Working here has truly made me grow as a leader and better understand that, although our building is wonderful, it really is the people that make Concordia such an amazing place to work.”
During his career, Mr. Winterstein has presented at many academic conferences, including multiple presentations to smaller groups of teachers, administrators and school boards in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Texas, Florida, Virginia, Tennessee and Illinois about what special education is and what it can look like in your school.
He was co-presenter with Rich Schumacher to Mid-South District Administrators and Midwest District Educational Executives on “What is Twitter, Facebook and Blogging and Why Do We or Don’t We Use It in/for Our School.”
Prior to joining Concordia in July 2014, Mr. Winterstein taught for ten and a half years at Trinity Lutheran in Toledo, OH, teaching Second grade, Fourth grade, and Middle School and serving as multiple Department Heads, coaching, Outdoor Education Chair, and Assistant Principal/Dean of Students.
In his nine and a half years in administration, Mr. Winterstein served for six and a half years as a National Director of Programs and Services/Director of Development at Lutheran Special Education, prior to his role as Director of Advancement and Operations at Concordia International Hanoi.
Mr. Winterstein’s hobbies include “traveling with my family and just being with them wherever we are in the world; I have fun working out by riding my bike, running and being in the weight room.
I like being together with friends enjoying a good meal and great conversation.”