Iren Matsenko
Chelyabinsk, Russia
Faculty Intern

Iren is an English teacher and translator by training who now is highly involved in the development of the Russian division of the Neufeld institute by helping spread the word to larger audiences in her native language. Since she first learned about parenting based on Neufeld approach, she started supporting other parents in their efforts to become their children’s best bet. Iren holds parent support groups in her home city Chelyabinsk as well as online. Since 2011, she is one of the main moderators of the large parent online community ‘Caring Alpha’ (http://alpha-parenting.livejournal.com) for the Russian speaking auditory. Iren teaches courses and provides talks to parents with an inspiration to help them make sense of their children. She is passionate about this approach, and lives it out in everyday life with her two daughters and her nephews.

Iren is an authorized Neufeld Course Facilitator. She delivers the Making Sense of Preschoolers course in Russian.