Kazan Mayor Ilsur Metshin meets with Maria Golovanova, the finalist of Russia Teacher of the Year contest
Yesterday, the Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin met with
Maria Golovanova, the English teacher of school No.122 named after J.Zaitseva,
the finalist of Russia Teacher of the Year contest. A teacher from Kazan
entered the top five teachers of the country, and became an adviser to the Russian
Minister of Education.
“I congratulate you on your victory, good job, being
among the top five teachers in the country is a great result and we are proud
of you,”- Ilsur Metshin said. He presented Maria Golovanova a grant for 1
million rubles for skills development, educational and other activities.
Maria Golovanova shared her experience on
participation in the contest. According to her, the republican round of the
competition greatly helped her to enter the top five finalists. “The republican
round of the competition was similar to the federal one, it was a kind of
rehearsal, so it was easier to prepare,”- Maria Golovanova noted. The Kazan
teacher noted that the tests at the federal level were not simple, for two
weeks the participants showed their abilities. “It's like I came from another
planet, I’m still very impressed, it was very busy and active days”, -she said.
The head of the city asked about the characters of
schoolchildren today. “Children need love and attention, probably even more now
than before, because parents are often busy and work a lot”, - Maria Golovanova
The head of the Department of Education of Kazan Irek
Rizvanov also attended the meeting.
For information, 83 teachers representing all Russian
regions competed in Russia Teacher of the Year contest, 15 of them competed for
qualifying the superfinal. Yekaterina Kostyleva, a physics teacher at school
No.16 in Tyumen, won the national title. The award ceremony took place on
October 10 at the State Kremlin Palace.
Over the past decade, the winners and prizewinners of
Kazan Teacher of the Year contest in various nominations have become winners of
the republican round of the competition and represented Tatarstan at the
federal round. In 2016, Ivan Filatov, a teacher of history and social studies
at Gymnasium No.90 of the Sovetsky district, entered the top 15 teachers of the
country. Almaz Khamidullin, a mathematics teacher at boarding school No. 2, now
the director of the Unber multidisciplinary lyceum, became the prizewinner in
2017, and Nail Mirsaitov, a biology teacher at Lyceum No.2 in 2019.