Who are your ATENK ambassadors

Ayirtau district
Kamaray Khamzina
Kamaray KhamzinaSaumalkol school-gymnasium #2, English teacherkkamaray@mail.ru
Kamaray graduated from Kokchetav pedagogical institute, the teacher of two foreign languages (English and German).She has 28 years of experience as a school teacher. Kamaray took part in “Atenk olympiad 2020”. She also participated in a 4 weeks regional course on Critical thinking, with Benjamin Taylor. Kamaray took part in the webinar “Get Celta- Qualified from home: Celta now 100% online” and at the regional stage of the competition “The best author’s program” and the competition “Best Teacher Award” which took place in September 2020.
Akzhar district
Yekaterina Berendakova
Yekaterina BerendakovaNovoselskaya Primary School, English teacherkatya.berendakova@mail.ru
Yekaterina graduated from Semey State Pedagogical Institute, with the degree of Bachelor of Education (Foreign Languages). She has more than 15 years of experience in school. Yekaterina took part in ATENK's "Best English Lesson Plan 2020" contest and took third place in "ATENK Olympiad 2020". She is also the Finalist of the "Best English Video Lesson" competition from British Council Kazakhstan. Participated in American English Live Webinars: Teacher Development Series 8, 3-day Cambridge Live Experience, 4-week professional development program ELT Together 2020 from Oxford University press, the British Council IATEFL World Teacher's Day web conference 2020.
Akkayin district
Gulnara Yakovchenko
Gulnara Yakovchenko Smirnovskaya school-gymnasium, English teachergulna_20@mail.ru
Gulnara graduated from the North Kazakhstan state University named after M. Kozybayev, has a diploma of higher education in the specialty: Bachelor of education (foreign language: two foreign languages).Work experience at the school for more than 7 years. Gulnara participated in the Cambridge Assessment English webinar "Why exams? How teaching exams supports teacher development". In order to improve the practice of teaching and professional development, she takes part in subject Olympiads, has published methodological materials in professional and pedagogical journals (“Учителя.kz”).
Essil district
Valentina Trushnikova
Valentina TrushnikovaYavlenka secondary school №1 named after T.Pozolotin - Hero of the Soviet Union, English teachertrushnikova.91@mail.ru
Valentina successfully graduated from North Kazakhstan State University named after Manash Kozybayev with the degree of Bachelor of foreign languages: two foreign languages (English, German).She has been teaching English for seven years. Valentina took part in an international seminar, organized by Peter Struben, SES, on the theme: “Effective methods of teaching foreign languages”.Valentina is a member of the creative group of English teachers of North Kazakhstan.She was nominated as “The most creative teacher” in the republic competition organized by EduStream. Valentina took 2nd place in the regional ATENK Olympiad for English teachers and took part in the Best Teacher Award-2020 contest. The teacher has a TKT:CLIL certificate with Band 3.
Zhambyl district
Sholpan Kolmakova
Sholpan KolmakovaZheleznoye Secondary school, English teacherkolmakovash80@mail.ru
Sholpan graduated from North Kazakhstan State University (Foreign Languages Faculty, English and German). She has been teaching English for over 10 years. Has a certificate for TKT: CLIL Cambridge English 2017. Sholpan also participated in the Republican competition among English Primary Teachers for 1-4 Grades “English for primary school: learn and play”, EDUStream, 2020. She took third place in "ATENK Olympiad 2020" and is the winner of the contest “Best video lesson” MPI “The centre of methodical work and Informational technologies in education” 2020.
M.Zhumabayev district
Lyubov Polyakova
Lyubov PolyakovaTamanskaya school, English teacherplju79@mail.ru
Lyubov graduated from Omsk State Pedagogical University in 2002 and from North Kazakhstan State University in 2010. Teaching experience - 21 years. Lyubov is a dual teacher of English and German languages. Recently she won second place in ATENK’s English Song Contest. She was nominated to participate at CATEC 2020 (Central Asian of Teachers of English Conference) by the US Embassy in Kazakhstan. She is participating in British Council’s Virtual Teacher Activity Group (vTAG) Project for English teachers of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. This year she was nominated by the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan for an 8-week Online E-Teacher Summer 2020 Scholarship by George Mason University County in the US. She took the course “Teaching English to Young Learners”. The course was facilitated by RELO, Nur-Sultan. Lyubov took part in “Atenk olympiad 2020” and the competition “Best Teacher Award” which took place in September 2020. She won 2nd place in ATENK’s English Song Contest 2020
Kyzylzhar district
Beinegul Bekbolatova
Beinegul BekbolatovaSchool-lyceum ‘Parassat’, English teacherbekbol_beinegul@mail.ru
Beinegul has been teaching English for over 19 years, and more recently was a Fulbright TEA (Teaching Excellence & Achievement) program participant at Montana State University, USA. Since her return, Beinegul has presented and shared her experience as a TEA program alumna. Her teaching interest focuses on children with special education needs.
Kyzylzhar district
Antonina Shashtauletova
Antonina ShashtauletovaVagulino state secondary school, English teacherantoninasastauletova@gmail.com
Antonina graduated from North Kazakhstan State University in 2012. Teaching experience - 12 years. In order to improve teaching practice and promote her professional development,she takes part in competitions for subject Olympiads, publishes teaching materials in professional pedagogical journals. 2018 - publication of the author's methodological manual "Trilingual school" for teachers of secondary schools using trilingualism in teaching practice. 2019 - 3rd place in the regional competition "Best English lesson" organized by the regional association of English teachers "ATENK Association"; 2019 - 3rd place in the international competition of pedagogical portfolios among teachers of the English language of secondary schools, organized by the International Pedagogical Development Center "Education for teachers".
Mamlyut district
Tamara Chereshko
Tamara ChereshkoMinkeser secondary school, English teachertomochka.78@mail.ru
Tamara graduated from North Kazakhstan State University, has got two higher education diplomas (English language and biology). She has been teaching English for 20 years. Recently she won second place in ATENK’s Best Lesson Plan 2020 contest and was awarded a CELTA online preparation course with Jo Gakonga. Her special interest in EFL is CLIL methodology.
G.Musrepov district
Botagoz Kassenova
Botagoz Kassenova“Ruzaevka secondary school”, English teacherkasenova.83@mail.ru
Mrs Kassenova has been teaching English for over 10 years. She earned her teaching credential at Pavlodar State Pedagogical Institute.Recently she was awarded third place in ATENK’s Best Lesson Plan 2020 contest. And now she is studying a CELTA online preparation course with Jo Gakonga.
Tayinsha district
Kseniya Ashimova
Kseniya Ashimova Chkalov secondary school №1, English teacherkseniashimova@gmail.com
Kseniya graduated from Kokshetau State University after Sh. Ualichanov, with the degree of Bachelor of Education (Foreign Languages) and Interpreter (English language), has over 13 years of experience in school. Kseniya took part in Professional Development Webinars of KAZTEA and also participated in Webinar with Peter Struben of Language Academy “SES”. In order to improve teaching practice and professional development,she takes part in subject Olympiads, publishes teaching materials in professional pedagogical journals. Kseniya is the co-author of the methodological manual of lessons on the updated curriculum of education.
Timiryazevo district
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Ualikhanov district
Zhanar Baimurzina
Zhanar BaimurzinaKishkenekol secondary school #1, Ualikhan district, English teacherzh_baimurzina@mail.ru
Zhanar earned her bachelor degree from Kokshetau pedagogical university in 1996. Her English teaching experience spans over 24 years. She actively participated in British Council’s project devoted to Shakespeare’s anniversary, titled “Shakespeare Lives” project, by organising different activities for rural students. She is also a TEA (Teaching Excellence & Achievement Program) alumna, studying at Montana State University for 7 weeks. Zhanar collaborated with Albina Kassenova on the original grant from the US Embassy Kazakhstan for ATENK.
Shal akyn district
Dinara Kaliyeva
Dinara KaliyevaSecondary school named after the hero of Socialist Labor Yessim Shaikin, English teacherdinara_student@inbox.ru
Dinara graduated from Kokshetau state University named after Shokan. Ualikhanov, has 2 diplomas of higher education in the following specialties: "Interpreter", "Foreign language: two foreign languages" (English and German). She has more than 10 years of English teaching at the school. Dinara took an active part in national and regional Olympiads, competitions and conferences and repeatedly won prizes. She has a certificate for TKT: CLIL, Cambridge English,2017. She is a prize-winner of the long-term project "Shakespeare Lives" by British Council, 2017. Nominated with a diploma of the 2nd degree in the competition "Best teacher award", Nur-Sultan,2019; "Pedagogical duet " 2nd place,Сenter of Teaching Excellence, Petropavlovsk,2019. In 2016 and 2017 Dinara was awarded with “A Letter of Thanks” by the Mayor of the city. She has methodological publications and is an author of manuals for English teachers of Kazakhstani secondary schools.
Shal akyn district
Bakyttygul Kalizhanova
Bakyttygul KalizhanovaKrivoshyokovo State Secondary School, English teacherbk.kalizhanovy_7474@mail.ru
Bakyttygul graduated from Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and Languages,has a diploma of higher education in the specialty of German teacher. She got her second higher education in Kazakh state women's pedagogical University,the Specialty of English teacher. Teaching experience is more than 20 years. Bakyttygul often participates in various contests and project works. And she was awarded many times. In 2019, she won the competition “The Program for the summer language school” and in the same year she improved her experience on the topic “Power teaching”.
Petropavlovsk city
Irina Folenveider
Irina FolenveiderCenter of Excellence, Petropavlovsk, teacher trainerfolirina@mail.ru
Irina has over 32 years experience in education, with over 6 years experience as a teacher trainer. In 2014, she a Fulbright TEA (Teaching Excellence & Achievement) program participant at Winthrop University, South Carolina, the U.S. An experienced program developer, and in-service teacher trainer at various levels. She was nominated to take the TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) by ATENK in 2020.
Petropavlovsk city
Alexandra Ilina
Alexandra IlinaSchool # 8, Petropavlovsk, English teachermarakushkina_alexandra@mail.ru
Alexandra graduated from North Kazakhstan State University with the degree of Bachelor of Education (Foreign Languages Faculty, English and German). Alexandra has been teaching English for over 7 years. Recently she won ATENK’s Best Lesson Plan 2020 contest and was awarded with a TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test). Also, she was awarded by the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan an 8-week Online E-Teacher Spring 2020 Scholarship with the Arizona State University in the US. She took the course “Professional Development for Teacher Trainers”. The course was facilitated by RELO, Nur-Sultan.

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