Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts, major in English Master in TESOL
Dr. Yuka Kato
Dr. Yuka Kato (Kato sensei)
Greenback Open House Teacher Video
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 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. 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.
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
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