Kiersten Teitelbaum serves as the Director of Curriculum and Academics for WorldStrides. She holds an M.Ed. in the Social Foundations of Education is currently completing her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Virginia. Her doctoral research reinforces the WorldStrides mission of experiential learning and sustained engagement through travel. Her background includes coaching and teaching an environmental education and leadership through an experiential learning field course. Mrs. Teitelbaum has provided professional development to teachers in Canada, Spain, France, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Mexico and across the United States.