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Jasmine Avdagic Carpenter

Title: Academic Director
Company: Open Hearts Language Academy
Location: Celebration, Florida, United States

Jasmine Avdagic Carpenter, academic director at Open Hearts Language Academy, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in educational direction.

Having accumulated over three decades of experience, Ms. Carpenter is a leading expert in the field of education. Specializing in creating curriculum and working in an international environment, she currently excels as the academic director of the Open Hearts Language Academy (OHLA), a role she entered in 2021. OHLA is an award-winning English language school located in Miami, Florida. Ms. Carpenter originally joined the academy in 2017 as an English second language teacher, and she subsequently operated as a senior lead teacher between 2018 and 2019 and as an academic leader from 2019 to 2021.

Prior to joining OHLA, Ms. Carpenter served as the chief administrative officer for the Travel Trust Association, as part of The Travel Network Group, in London, United Kingdom, from 1999 to 2016. She also worked as the executive assistant for business development and research for Turner Broadcasting System Ink in London from 1996 to 1998. Originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ms. Carpenter originally began her career in 1989, working as an English second language teacher for the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education until 1992. 

As part of her vocational journey, Ms. Carpenter pursued her own formal education. She began her studies at the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English and literature in 1992. She subsequently continued her studies at Kingston University in London, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and humanities in 1995. Ms. Carpenter completed her collegiate career at The Open University in the United Kingdom, where she earned a master’s degree in education in 2021.

Adjacent to her primary duties, Ms. Carpenter regularly volunteers with the Orlando Union Rescue Mission. Over the course of her career, she has been most notably proud to have obtained her degrees in English education, given that it is her second language. In light of her fulfilling career, she attributes much of her success to the diversity of her working and home environment. In the coming years, Ms. Carpenter hopes to continue expanding the number of schools available to students and providing more options for areas of study.

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