Elementary Education Faculty

Concordia University, Nebraska's Elementary Education Faculty are distinguished by excellence in teaching and scholarship. Their expertise inspires in the classroom, makes them leaders in their academic field and impacts the church and world.

Annette Anschutz

Associate Professor of Education, Early Childhood Education Program Director

Dr. Annette Oliver likes teaching early childhood education because young children don't think inside a box, but are free to be creative in a way that adults often aren't. Learn more about Dr. Oliver in this Faculty 5 video

Amanda Geidel

Professor of Education, Special Education Program Director, Department of Education Chair

I am most passionate about preparing general education majors to have successful inclusive classrooms once they become teachers.

Education professor Dr. Amanda Geidel wants to help you learn to build an inclusive classroom. Learn more about Dr. Geidel in this Faculty 5 video.

Shanna Opfer

Associate Professor of Education, Elementary Education Director

Education professor Shanna Opfer wants you to know that as a teacher you may not see the end results of your hard work. But if you put your trust in God, He will do amazing things. Learn more about Professor Opfer in this Faculty 5 video.