We put the peaces together...
KATALIN PETRECZKY - President
Katalin Petreczky was born and raised in Hungary she lives on Long Island, New York. Katalin is a co-founder and co-president of AMIT, American-Hungarian School's Association Inc. Her three children are members of the Hungarian Scouts Troop in Manhattan.
Katalin worked as a teacher and was a principal for 5 years at the Manhattan based Arany János Hungarian School. Katalincurrently works as a German as a second language teacher at Deutsche Sprachschule Long Island and at North Shore Public Library.
Katalin is a member of the diaspora council and she is also Hungarian language representative at the National Coalition of Community-Based Heritage Language School Conference.
JUDIT KEREKES - President
ESTER GAGNON - Marketing, PR
Ester Gagnon, MBA, has joined AMIT in the fall of 2017. Her experience in the business world and interest in pedagogy had been a natural fit to guide organizational development, contracts and implementations.
Previously, Ester was the President of the Hungarian Club of Raleigh for ten years and served as a Diaspora Council Member. During her leadership the small group became a vibrant community. She has reached out to other Hungarian communities and was among the first to comprehensively digitize the global presence of Hungarian organizations. She started Hungarian instructions for children before the Triangle Hungarian School formally was established.
Her continued interest to share experiences with both American and Hungarian students was rooted long ago when she led a troop of youngsters, „kisdobos”. Later, as an American Girl Scout Leader, then a Junior Achievement volunteer she fostered entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills. Ester was also a logistics-supply chain instructor at program start in Forsyth Community College.
In 2018, the Hungarian Consul General has presented Ester with a Certificate of Honor for her continued dedication to preservation of Hungarian cultural values.
KAROLY JAKAB - Digital Communication
BERNADETT CZETTISCH - Digital Communication
ZSUZSANNA TAMÁS BARTA - Tresaurer
TAMAS MARSHALL - Director of Teaching
Tamas Marshall is AMIT's Director of Teaching and Learning. He is an elementary principal in Paramus, NJ, and founder of Littogether Learning Communities, a professional learning organization for teachers, instructional coaches, and principals. His annual literacy institutes are attended by hundreds of teachers each July. He is the recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)'s Innovative Leadership Award and the author of Reclaiming the Principalship: Instructional Leadership Strategies to Engage Your School Community and Focus on Learning (Heinemann 2018).
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