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Hello! I'm Dr. Stephanie Kattera

I currently work at the International School of Egypt as Head of School. The International School of Egypt is an American International School that uses the Common Core State Standards and AP Curriculum. 

 

From a background in teaching music, including both elementary through 10, I moved into a Technology Integrationist leadership position serving grades PreK - Grade 12.

 

A native of Pennsylvania, in the USA, I have lived and worked overseas since 2011 at private American international schools Egypt, China, and the UAE. I am single with no dependents, traveling the world.  My hobbies include cross-stitching, diving, cycling, and performing choral music.

 

Throughout my website I have presented a variety of information that I hope will present my philosophy of an educator, administrator, and person that I am.

 

Thank you for visiting.

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Dr. Stephanie L. Kattera Ed.D

Head of School - The International School of Egypt

Phone:

+1-724-610-9545

+20-1100-429-787

Email:

Contact Message Box Below

Address:

Cairo, Egypt - Current Location

Pennsylvania, USA - Home of Record

Date of Birth:

January 7, 1985

INTERNATIONAL TEACHING & LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

 
2019-Present

Head of School

The International School of Egypt

Cognia Accredited International School - Teacher Training, Observations, Professional Development, Accreditation Work, Scheduling, MAP Testing, Student Discipline, School Management, School Planning, Implementation, and Management. 

March 2019 - June 2019

Interim Elementary Principal to finish academic year

Capital International Schools, Cairo, Egypt

Professional Development - Student Discipline - Organizational Management - Data Analysis 

July 2018-February 2019
Al Shola American School, Ajman, UAE

Vice Principal

 (WASC) Accreditation Preparation - Time Tabling - MAP Data Analysis -  Student Discipline - School Planning/Implementation - Professional Development - Teacher Observations

June 2013-July 2018

Head of Technology and Student Services

The American International School of Egypt – West Campus  

Worked with the administration on curriculum implantation regarding technology use and planning, teacher training, and MAP Testing. Serving as CIS Accreditation Chair, administrative team member, and responsible for time table and student scheduling. Member of the administrative team. 

August 2012-June 2013

Secondary Music Teacher (MYP)

Beijing BISS International School - Beijing, China

Secondary Music Teacher – Taught general music, and chorus to students in grades 6-10. 

January 2011-June 2012

Secondary Music Teacher  6-10

The American International School of Egypt – West Campus  

Taught general music, chorus and music technology classes to students in grades 6-10. 

UNITED STATES TEACHING EXPERIENCE

August 2009-December 2010

Director - “All Star Chorus”, Grades 5 & 6

Connellsville Area Junior High East

Directed a select group of 5th and 6th graders from the seven elementary schools in the district.

August 2009 – June 2010

Long Term Music Teacher Substitute

Connellsville Area Junior High East

Directed three concerts and functioned as the Assistant Director of “High School Musical Jr.” Grades 7-9 chorus, keyboarding, and general music.

January 2009 – June 2009

Long Term Music Teacher Substitute

Franklin Regional Middle School

Accompanied students to a choral competition and directed two concerts.  Taught grade 6-8 chorus, general music, and technology lab.

September 2008 - December 2008
Derry Area Middle School

Long Term Music Teacher Substitute

Prepared students for the Christmas Concert.  Taught grades 6-8 chorus and general music.

September 2007 - June 2008

Classroom Teaching Assistant - Autistic Support

Mount Pleasant Area School District

Assisted a first grade students with autism so they were in a least restrictive environment.    

September 2005 - May 2007

Resident Life Staff & Teaching Assistant

Seton Hill University

Teaching Assistant for Freshman Seminar class titled "Thinking and Writing." Supervised college students in their dorm rooms, helped students deal with the emotional consequences of living away from home, and created activities and programs to make students feel welcome in the dorms.

EDUCATION

 
2013-2017

Doctorate Degree

Concordia University - Portland, OR

The focus of my dissertation was studying why North American teachers break their overseas contract within the first year.  The importance of teacher retention in schools, especially international schools is a intriguing topic and one I am passionate about.

2011-2012
Concordia University - Portland, OR

I completed an administrative internship totaling 300 hours at the American International School of Egypt – West Campus.  My capstone research focus was the importance of cross-curricular lesson planning between core classes and the arts.

Masters's Degree

2003-2007

Bachelor of Music Education

Seton Hill University - Greensburg, PA

I was a voice major and took piano and flute as my secondary instruments.  I completed my student teaching at two schools in Western Pennsylvania.  I also performed locally with the Westmoreland Choral Society.​ I hold a Pennsylvania Music Teaching Certification with K-12 Instrumental and Vocal credentials.

 

SKILLS

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Curriculum: CCSS/MYP/IB/AP

EE Advisor / CAS Coordinator

Scheduling & Budgets

Technology Integration / Training / PD

Presented Google Doc Presentation in Cairo & Dubai

New Teacher Orientation and Induction

Testing/Proctoring for SAT/IB/AP

MAP Testing & Data Analysis 

Visiting Team Member MSA/CIS – 2016

Microsoft/Apple/Google - Advanced

School Organizational Management

Student Motivation / Differentiated Instruction / Diversity / Equality

EXPERTISE

 
I'M A ACTIVE LEARNER

I am always up for a challenge and learning new skills.  I started my career as a music teacher.  Through that experience I began to learn more about technology and how it could be integrated into all areas of learning.  As a school leader and in charge of implementing the technology growth at my school, a new passion led my learning.  I became a school leader and now use my love of arts, technology, and cross-curricular opportunities with my teachers.

I'M AN EDUCATOR/SCHOOL LEADER

Entering 15 years in Experience, 4 years in the United States, 10 years international experience, 5 years in school Organizational Leadership, 4 years in Administrative experience.

I'M A GLOBAL CITIZEN

I have taught and lived in four countries, and visited dozens more.  I love exploring and learning about new cultures.  I have made bonds with students, families, and friends that leave me with a deep connection wherever I travel. 

PROJECTS

 

Project | All Star Choir - Grades 4-5

Conducting Music for Spring Concert –              My Principals A Pirate – By Mark Burrows - Heritage Music Press

Project | AIS West Music Room

Music Room Renovation at the American International School of Egypt – West Campus . 

Project | National Junior Honor Society 

In Spring of 2016 the American International School of Egypt – West Campus Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society painted and cleaned the streets of Sheikh Zayed Egypt.  I served as the chapter advisor.

Story Time with Dr. Stephanie 

During the COVID Pandemic, I read weekly to the Kindergarten to Grade 2 classes.  Check out this video and more on my Youtube page.