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Dr. 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.