Title: Dual Language Director
Company: University of St. Thomas
Location: Missouri City, Texas, United States
Ellen de Kanter, Dual Language Director at the University of St. Thomas, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of language education.
Passionate about sharing her knowledge with others, Dr. de Kanter has dedicated her career to education prior to her retirement in 2005. She has held numerous positions at the University of St. Thomas as the dual language director and the chair of the Spanish section of modern languages. Additionally, she has been involved with the Association of Hispanic Administrators in Houston as well as on the board of directors for the Institute of Hispanic Culture. In preparation for her career, Dr. de Kanter earned a Bachelor of Arts from the Universidad de las Américas in Mexico City and matriculated at the University of Houston where she earned a Master of Education, a Master of Arts in Spanish and a Doctor of Education.
Dr. de Kanter lived in Mexico City for 8 years and had been determined to learn Spanish. Upon returning to the United States, she decided she would be a dual language instructor since she had experience learning another language. She is immensely proud of her efforts and has produced esteemed dual language teachers who are effective and excellent in their fields.
As a testament to her notoriety, Dr. de Kanter has been lauded with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Association for Bilingual Education, the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women. Dr. de Kanter is pleased to share his information as it is for her students, colleagues, family, and friends, with gratitude.
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