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Dr. Nissa Ingraham

Dr. Nissa Ingraham

Associate Professor

"Always look ahead to what is expected in the week. Don't leave the learning, assignments and work to the last minute."

Degrees Held:

  • Ed.D. – University of Missouri, 2010

Career Highlights:

I have been an educator since 1997, having worked as a K-12 Spanish, French, ESL/EL and Educational Diagnostician. I have a passion for helping students to see the bigger world in front of them and how they can successfully be a part of it. I have undergraduate degrees in Spanish and French education, master’s degrees in TESOL and Special Education-Educational Diagnostician, and a doctorate in Education.

In which online program(s) do you teach?

Educational Diagnostician

In what ways do you connect with online students?

I use email, text, phone and Facebook to stay in touch with students.

What do you want your students to take away from class?

I hope that each of my students gains an understanding in the theory that supports what we do in our educational venues, allowing the theory to serve as the launching pad for practical application.

Why did you start teaching?

I am one of those teachers that began teaching when I was seven years old in my garage to my stuffed animals! As I went through school, culture, language and unique needs and opportunities helped to shape how I became a teacher. The feeling of helping people to enrich their lives keeps me in the profession.

What advice would you give to your online students?

Always look ahead to what is expected in the week. Don't leave the learning, assignments and work to the last minute. If you have questions, access the videos, announcements and other helpful information, but if your questions remain unanswered, reach out!

What qualities make someone particularly successful in the field in which you teach?

To be successful, you need to be organized, have a caring heart and a drive to help others to reach their true potential.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

“Almost a Woman” by Esmeralda Santiago

What do you do when you need a laugh?

I love to watch comedies on Netflix or Amazon. I also am fortunate that I married a funny man who keeps me laughing!

Tell us something your students may not know about you:

I am a new faculty member.

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