Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts, major in English Master in TESOL
Mrs. Yuka Kato
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 Mrs. Kato, (I would like to be addressed as Kato-Sensei 加藤先生). This is my 12th 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 B.A.in English in Kyoto, Japan and earned my M.A. in Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in Fresno, CA. Currently, I am 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 10 years and 8 months old and my daughter, Mana, turns 9 years and 5 months old this summer. They are both learning Japanese and English at home and at school.
Churchill at B109 Johnson at G103
1st period (8:55-9:47) Japanese II/II Pre-AP at Churchill
2nd period (9:52-10:45) Japanese I at Churchill
3rd period (10:50-11:40) Japanese III/III Pre-AP/AP at Churchill
4th period (11:45-12:35) Travel to Johnson/ Lunch
5th period (12:40-1:30) Conference
6thperiod (1:35-2:25) Japanese I at Johnson
7th period (2:30-3:20) Japanese II/II Pre-AP at Johnson
8th period (3:25-4:15) Japanese III/III Pre-AP/IV AP at Johnson