Phone: 210-356-0000


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in English Master in TESOL Doctor in Education

Dr. Yuka Kato

Dr. Yuka Kato (Kato sensei) 


Zoom link for Jan 4, 2021

For level 1:

For level 2:

For level 3 and 4:


Greenback Open House Teacher Video 

Greenback video for level 1

Greenback video for level 2/2H

Greenback video for level 3H/4AP


ようこそ日本語のクラスへ!Yokoso! Welcome to Japanese class and the World Languages Departments at Churchill and Johnson High Schools. I am Dr. Kato, (I would like to be addressed as Kato-Sensei 加藤先生). This is my 14th year teaching Japanese at NE ISD. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this community and working to help you achieve academic success.

I was born and raised in Japan. I have been living in the U.S.A. since 1998. I earned my English in Kyoto, Japan, and earned my M.A. in Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in Fresno, CA. I have just finished working on the doctoral program in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Bilingual Studies at the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley. I have taught Japanese and ESL in Japan, Chicago, IL, Fresno, CA, Buffalo, NY, and San Antonio, TX.

My research interest is second language acquisition.

My other interests are international and domestic travel (I have visited over 30 countries, five continents and 40 states in the U.S.A.), photography, Japanese calligraphy, and playing classical piano, and COOKING!!!

My family consists of my beloved husband, whom I met in San Antonio, and surprisingly, we discovered that we had both graduated from the same junior high school in Japan, and my son, Kazuto, turns 12 years and 8 months old and my daughter, Mana, turns 11 years and 5 months old this summer. They are both learning Japanese and English at home and at school. 



Class Schedule


    Churchill at B109    

    Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 

    1st period  (10:00-11:00)   Japanese II/II Honors at Churchill 
    2nd period (11:10-12:10)  Japanese I at Churchill

    Advisory (12:10-25) 

    C Lunch (12:35-1:10)

    3rd period (1:15-2:15) Japanese III Honors and IVAP at Churchill
    4th period (2:25-3:25) Conference 

    Tuesdays and Thursdays 

    Johnson at A203(5th pd), A201 (6th pd), A205 (7th pd) 

    5th period (10:00-11:30) Japanese I at Johnson 
    6th period (11:35-1:05)   Japanese II/II Honors at Johnson 
    7th period (1:55-3:25)    Japanese III Honors and IVAP at Johnson