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Gay Ann Kato

Title: IELI Coordinator and Lead Instructor
Department: IELI
Building: 3620 Varsity Drive
Email: ieli@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.565.5735


Gay Ann Kato joined the University of Texas at Tyler's Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) in November 2014 and serves as the IELI Coordinator and Lead Instructor. Prior to working at UT Tyler, she spent more than twenty years teaching English in rural Japan. She taught students of all ages from pre-school children to adults.

Mrs. Kato earned an M.A. in TESL from Georgetown University. She enjoys learning about and experiencing different cultures, and traveling whenever possible. Her travels have taken her to Japan, Mexico, Canada and France. In addition to Japanese, her language studies have also included French and Spanish.

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