Dr. Ellen Katzowitz and Dr. Erika Ijames-Wilson
Dr. Ellen Katzowitz is a recently retired educator who taught Medical Science, Biotechnology, and Internship in a magnet program. She has dedicated her life to helping her students pursue a career in healthcare. She has been the inspirational force in many of her students achieving their goals of becoming physicians, dentists, nurses, physical therapists, and even hospital administrators. She is eager to share her knowledge with your children.
Dr. Ellen Katzowitz received her Doctor of Education degree from the University of Georgia.
Dr. Erika Ijames-Wilson has over 25 years of experiences in the science classroom and in a leadership role in high school. Dr. Erika Ijames-Wilson served as the magnet program coordinator for the South Cobb Academy of Research and Medical Sciences for six years. In the classroom, she has taught biology, physics, chemistry, zoology, and anatomy, just to name a few. She has taught valedictorians to students with special needs. Her years in leadership have allowed her access to college administrators looking for the ideal candidates for their institutions. She is an expert on college scholarships and the successful transition from high school to college.
Dr. Ellen Katzowitz
Dr. Erika Ijames-Wilson
More About Ellen Katzowitz
Dr. Ellen Katzowitz began her career as an educator in 1991. Over the course of 24 years, she has taught Healthcare Science in Paulding County, Georgia at Paulding County High School, Healthcare Science and Sports Medicine in Marietta, Georgia at Marietta High School, and Healthcare Science, Biotechnology, Research, and Internship at the Academy of Research and Medical Sciences at South Cobb High School in Austell, Georgia.
Dr. Katz, as she has been affectionately called by her students, was awarded Georgia's Healthcare Teacher of the Year, twice, and was also named Georgia Association for Career Technical Education teacher of the Year in 2007. She has been recognized as a Class Act Teacher by 11Alive in Atlanta, Georgia and as a top 5 finalist for the STEM Educator for Technology from Technology Education of Georgia (TAG-Ed). Other accolades have included Georgia Biotechnology Teacher of the Year, and she has been named by her former students as STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) at South Cobb High School on four separate occasions.
Prior to her teaching career, Dr. Katz served as a Medical Technologist and Microbiologist for many years at Northside Hospital and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital. She is presently working at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia as a microbiologist.
Dr. Katz received her B.S. at the University of Bridgeport, her Master's in Education at Georgia State University, and several additional certifications in Education from Kennesaw State University. She obtained her Specialist Degree and Doctor of Education Degree at University of Georgia in Career Technology.
She is passionate about HOSA (Future Health Professionals), a national student organization for high school and college students who express interest in the Healthcare Sciences. She has had numerous state and national winners in various HOSA competition divisions. Dr. Katz believes in connecting HOSA with community service. She and her students have been recognized by Lekotek of Georgia, an organization dedicated to disabled children.
Outside of the classroom, Dr. Katz is dedicated to her husband, children, and grandchildren and her dog, Hannah. She travels widely, writes, and enjoys being active in the community.
More About Erika Ijames-Wilson
Dr. Erika Ijames- Wilson began her science teaching career in Cobb County, Georgia in 1993. Over the course of twenty-three years in education, she has taught physical science, biology, anatomy and physiology, zoology, and research classes. Dr. Erika Ijames-Wilson left the classroom six years ago to pursue a leadership role as the Magnet Program Coordinator for the South Cobb High School Academy of Research and Medical Sciences. During her tenure in this role, she solidified herself as a STEM expert.
Education is a passion for Dr. Ijames-Wilson. Her motivation in high school in North Carolina, led her to Spelman College, where she pursued a B.S. in Natural Sciences and Pre-Medicine. Dr. Ijames-Wilson has always believed that God orders your steps. His steps led her to the Education Department. After completing her bachelor's degree, Dr. Ijames-Wilson took advantage of the HOPE Scholarship for Teachers to continue her education at Georgia State University, where she received her Master's and Ph.D. in Science Education.
Always believing that life is a continuous learning adventure, Dr. Ijames-Wilson has continued her passion for learning with her interest in Flipped Classrooms, and most recently computer coding, graphic design, and web design. She uses these interests to creative innovative lessons to teach young adults.
Because Dr. Ijames-Wilson believes that education is the key to being a productive American, she has worked diligently to utilizes her influence to assist students in the college application and scholarship process. This enterprise has allowed her students to gain acceptance into America's top schools with substantial financial packages. During her tenure as the magnet program coordinator, she has been able to assists her students in obtaining over $30 million dollars in scholarship money, including producing more Gates Millennium Scholars and Posse Scholars than any other school in Cobb County. Her daughter, Caya Williams, who was a student in the South Cobb High School magnet program is currently attending Wake Forest University in North Carolina with a full scholarship.
Now that she is an empty-nester, she enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband, Michael, her grandchildren, and her cats, Romeo and Bandit.
She also writes mystery and suspense novels under the name, EDI Wilson.