|Ms. Nipp with Students from The Spirit of Uganda
Cecilia M. Nipp
Director of Global Relationships
and Cultural Exchange
Ursuline Academy of Dallas
Dallas, Texas USA
Ms. Cecilia M. Nipp is the Director of Global Relationships and Cultural Exchange at Ursuline Academy of Dallas. She has been a school administrator since 2002. Ms. Nipp was a teacher of Spanish, Chair of the Department of World Languages and Dean of Students at Ursuline Academy prior to beginning her current role in 2006. She has taught Spanish at both the high school level and the university level. Ms. Nipp attended the University of Dallas where she graduated with a BA in Spanish Language as well as Middlebury College where she obtained an MA in Spanish Language and Literature.
Ms. Nipp currently serves on the Advisory Board of Global Youth Leadership Institute (GYLI), the 2014 Spirit of Uganda Tour committee as well as on the Advisory Board for the Dallas World Affairs Council International Education Programs. Just recently, Ms. Nipp was named the 2014 International Educator of the Year by the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.
Under Ms. Nipp's leadership, Ursuline Academy has established sister-school partnerships and exchanges with schools around the world. The first sister-school partnership for Ursuline Academy was formed in 1997 with Huaxia Academy of Beijing. Ms. Nipp currently oversees that partnership as well as the partnerships which she has initiated on behalf of Ursuline Academy. Other sister schools are Colegio Santa Ursula in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, Colegio Santa Ursula in Lima, Peru,Colegio Santa Ursula in Santiago, Chile, Brescia House School in Johannesburg, South Africa andUrsuline High School in Wimbledon, England. Ms. Nipp also oversees the partnership between Ursuline Academy and the NGO, Empower African Children, based in Uganda. She recently led the first student group to travel from Ursuline Academy to Africa. As an expert in student travel and global education, Ms. Nipp has presented information on the benefits and challenges of international student exchanges at educational conferences in different countries including China, Costa Rica, Brazil and England.