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Dianne Ritz-Salminen (USA) - Librarian

Dianne Ritz-Salminen has over 35 years of teaching experience (31 year overseas in Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Amman Jordan, Belgium, Indonesia and U.A.E). She has published articles in the "School Library Media Activities Monthly" on library and curriculum integration at ECIS Library Conferences in Turkey, Brussels, and Prague presenting on book talks, book reviews using both technology and drama. Mrs. Salminen has been the Tri M Music Honor Society Adviser for High School Students at three schools, and was elected into Tau Beta Sigma Honor Society for Band, Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Society for Music Education and Beta Phi Mu, Library Science Honor Society. She is an oboist and English hornist, she holds an ESL certification.

Education:
Bachelor of Music Education, Ohio University

Master of Music (Musicology), Temple University

Master of Science (Library Science and Technology), Kent State University

Matt Kelsey (USA) – Director of Educational Technology

Matt Kelsey grew up in the UK, Pakistan, Russia, and Thailand. Originally, Matt Kelsey taught English and History and coached swimming, but moved into educational technology in 2013 as the IT Coordinator at the American International School of Bamako, Mali. In 2013, he received his Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy (COETAIL) from State University of New York at Buffalo.

Matt Kelsey’s partner, Chelsea Wilson, teaches AP English Language.

 

Education:
Bachelor of Arts (History and International Studies), Northwestern University
Master's of Science (Education), Northwestern University

Thomas Mathews (USA) - Athletic Director

Thomas Mathews played NCAA basketball at Dallas Baptist University and received both his Bachelor's and Master's degree from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. Thomas' undergrad studies were in Kinesiology with a specialization in Sport Management. His Master's degree is in Business Administration. Before coming to NCPA in 2014, Thomas worked for Daktronics, Inc. in the Sports Marketing division and also was employed by the Texas Legends (an NBA-DL basketball team).

Education:
Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology Sport Management), Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
Master of Business Administration, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi