Katherine Adraktas

Instructional Designer / Technical Writer / Trainer

Katherine Adraktas

Katherine has been a teacher, trainer, and administrator for more than 25 years. She enjoys writing programs and designing training for different groups and seeks to find different ways to reach attendees through humor, gamification, and storytelling.  Katherine enjoys collaborating with other trainers to tag-team training sessions and spends as much time researching and updating curricula as she spends writing new programs.

When she’s not in admin or trainer mode, Katherine spends time with friends and family trying new restaurants, binge-watching bad tv, reading trade periodicals, taking day excursions in the Sacramento region and snuggling with her dogs, Charlie and Pepper. She is involved as a fundraiser for Snowline Hospice, Dean Adraktas Fund for ALS TDF and Wellspring Women’s Center in Sacramento.  Katherine is a blessed member of St. Mels Catholic and St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church families.

Education & Certifications

Education: B.S. English Education Minot State University Minot, North Dakota  1990

Praxis Professional Assessment/NTE Professional Knowledge/ California Basic Educational Skills Test, (CBEST) 1995

GRE/ Accepted into the Masters of Education program at Sacramento State 1998

CSUS College of Continuing Education Certificate in Technical Writing 2007

Poynter Language Primer: Basics of Grammar, Punctuation, and Word Use Program, Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing program 2015

Project Management Academy PMP Exam Preparation 2015

Fundamentals of Training-Train the Trainer-Association of Talent Development 2016

Career Coach Certificate IACCP / Event Planning Certificate IACCP 2017

E MBA program CSU Sacramento  Fall 2018

Testimonials

Katherine has shown a solid commitment to education. She dedicated herself to creating curriculum, special courses and a variety of other projects which have been of tremendous benefit to our school and students.  Ali Inaba YMCA English School

Katherine has been teaching in the area of grammar development and sentence writing, as well as an advanced vocabulary development class. She has been extremely effective in both areas, and, based on the quarterly student evaluation forms by the participants in her classes, she has the respect and admiration of the students who participate in them. One responsibility which she assumed shortly after becoming an adjunct was the rewriting of the grammar and sentence writing class she was teaching. She worked very closely with me, as the Head of the ESL Department, to put together a more effective course, one in which the students would be able to progress with fewer obstacles, and one in which each student could better measure his or her own progress. I was very impressed and gratified by the work she put in to get a better handle in this particular course. She also was instrumental in choosing a more appropriate text for the advanced vocabulary class, another appreciative achievement.  S. Lopez LTCC So. Lake Tahoe

Katherine was an outstanding employee who played a crucial role in the development of our corporate-wide employee training program. Katherine demonstrated excellent managerial and decision-making skills. She was attentive to tasks and worked tirelessly to achieve the goals of the department. She performed her duties in an extremely timely and conscientious manner.   Katherine was an innovative self-starter, who rarely required supervision. She was punctual and nearly always exceeded expectations. She handled pressure well and was a very productive leader as the Director of Training. She contributed immensely to our corporation by overseeing the development of core curriculums and providing instructional support which was futuristic in nature. Katherine is also an exceptional co-worker and team player. She strives to make everyone around her successful, and her co-workers admired and respected her. She showed up daily with a positive, “can do” attitude, which allowed her to finish projects on time. I would highly recommend hiring her as a Trainer or Training Manager. She will prove to be a tremendous to any organization that is lucky enough to have her.  Mark Volpe Vice President/COO Telpro Technologies

Workshops

English, Grammar & Usage

Essential writing skills are critical to the success of any business, agency, and organization. Knowing how to brainstorm, organize, write and edit a document can impact how clients perceive you and your work.  Topics covered include a review of basic grammar, usage errors and corrections, word choice, active vs. passive writing, editing and email etiquette. Attendees will:

  • Have a stronger sense of their writing voice and understand how to self-edit
  • Develop a firm command of correct word usage, how to write with consistent tense and voice.
  • Utilize resources and guides to assist their writing

 

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