Nadira Usmanova, M.A.Ed. | Faculty

International American University

M.A.Ed.; Concordia University; Portland, OR
B.A. in Literature and Instruction/English; Uzbek State World Languages University; Tashkent, UZ

Nadira Usmanova was born and raised in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. For almost 8 years, she taught various levels of ESL classes to the Russian and Uzbek speakers. She is a certified TESOL instructor and has administered a range of professional teacher training sessions in her country. In 2010, she was selected as a foreign exchange student for THIESPA exchange program in Athens, Greece where she had an opportunity to continue her Greek language education at National Kapodistriako University of Athens. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2011 from the Uzbek State World Languages University in Tashkent, UZ. Her major specialized in Linguistics and Philology and minor in Methodology and Pedagogy of teaching foreign languages.

From 2013-2014, Nadira continued her career as an elementary school teacher at Tashkent International School for K-1st grade. She moved to California, USA in May of 2014 and continued as a part-time After School Program instructor for Citizens of the World Charter School. Her daily duties included, but not limited to, teaching enrichment classes to K-1st graders and periodically substituting for other teachers.

She earned her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education in June, 2015 from Concordia University in Portland, OR.  Her degree program focused on Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education. Her capstone thesis was based on developing interpersonal skills in children through implementing technology in early stages of learning.

Since August 2015, Nadira has been working as an Academic Advisor and Coordinator for Instructional Support at International American University. Due to her recent maternity leave, she switched to a part-time adjunct instructor position. She is currently a part-time D.B.A. student at IAU and expects to receive her degree by 2018. She has one daughter and a son.