Today, the Year of the Teacher and Mentor was launched at the awarding
ceremony of the winners and prize–winners of the city stage of the professional
skills competition Teacher of the Year 2023 at the Kazan City Hall. The best
teacher was chosen among 91 finalists aged from 21 to 71. Yekaterina Lisina, a
teacher of Russian language and literature at the Adymnar
multilingual school, became the absolute winner of the competition – she will
represent the capital of Tatarstan at the republican stage. The Mayor of Kazan
Ilsur Metshin congratulated the finalists.
“You have a special role in our lives, because it is you, our dear
teachers, who discover the beautiful and exciting world of science, help to
discover talents and choose a way of life, teach to distinguish white from
black, good from bad. At all times teachers are respected and protected. I am
happy to give a start to the Year of Teacher and Mentor in Kazan at our solemn
event today,”- the head of the city
In his welcoming address, the Mayor noted that the teacher's vocation is
to transfer knowledge and experience, form a personality and make the world a
better place. This is a great work and a huge responsibility, while the
profession of a teacher requires constant development and self-improvement.
Ilsur Metshin reminded that Kazan teachers annually represent the city at
republican and federal events. “Such success is another reason to be proud of
you and a great example for other teachers, for those who may still doubt
themselves,”- he said.
The city stage of the competition took place in Kazan from November to
February. The number of applications for participation was more than 500. 91
people from 91 educational institutions took part in the final. The youngest
contestant is 21 years old, the oldest is 71 years old. The competition was
held in 11 nominations, including a new one – Teacher of inclusive education.
The contestants in the nominations Science Teacher, Pedagogical debut and
Teacher of the Tatar language took part in the press conference and answered
the questions of the invited guests.
Tatarstan Minister of Education and Science Ilsur Khadiullin noted that
Kazan education is of great importance for the education system not only of
Tatarstan, but also in the whole country, and thanked the teachers of the city
for their contribution to the development of children. “Young teachers and
teachers-mentors are in this hall. The age difference between the youngest and
the oldest contestant is 50 years. I congratulate you and wish you great
achievements” - the minister said.
Yekaterina Lisina, a teacher of Russian language and literature at the Adymnar
multilingual school, became the absolute winner of the competition. “I am
overwhelmed with emotions, my heart is full of gratitude. I met like-minded
people at the contest. It is very important to understand that you are not
alone, that there are people looking in the same direction next to you. I would
like to express my gratitude to the organizers of the contest, as well as to
the staff of my school. Winning such professional competitions is not a victory
of one person, but of the whole team,”- Yekaterina Lisina said.
The second place in the category Science Teacher was taken by Olga
Solovyova from school No. 20 of the Moskovsky district, the third - Yekaterina
Massarova from the IT Lyceum of Kazan Federal University. The winners in this
nomination were Ulyana Alekseeva from school No. 156, Yulia Biryukova from school
No. 93, Denis Kolesnikov from boarding school No.2, Gulnaz Khannanova from
school No. 155 and Alexander Ivashkin from school No. 186.