Name: Olga Shatalova
School: Skyview High, Billings
Language taught: German
Years of experience: 3 years teaching in the US, 14 years teaching in Germany
Education: Master of Arts in Linguistics
What is the most rewarding part of your career as a language teacher? To observe my students having fun and to have fun with them. I love to laugh! Also, to drive students to strive academically and I enjoy the reward of seeing personal growth.
What is one personal or professional goal that you have for yourself, your school or your department? My wish is to see Skyview German as a strong program - to gain global citizenship and open mindedness.
What is one of your favorite travel experiences? I love meeting my family who live in Europe for long vacations in Greece and just recharging with positivity and joy!
Do you have any advice for other world language teachers? You may not be a “natural” Educator but investing time and effort in your job and coming in every day to your students with a good attitude and smile pays off!