Mara Emmanuilovna Sukholutskaya, Ukrainian foreign language educator. Recipient Educator of Month award Rotary, Oklahoma, 1996, George Platt award, 1998; United States Department Education grantee, since 1996.
Sukholutskaya, Mara Emmanuilovna was born on September 4, 1950 in Karaganda, Kaz., Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics. Came to the United States, 1991. Daughter of Muniy Markovich Sukholutsky and Ekaterina Mikhailovna (Feldmer) Sukholutskaya.
Teacher foreign language School # 97, Kiev, Ukraine, 1972-1974, School # 80, Kiev, 1974-1987. Director Foreign Language Center, 1990-1991, assistant professor, 1987-1991. Professor East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma, since 1991, member faculty Senate, since 2001.
Chair Human Diversity committee, Ada, since 1994. Member advisory committee on improvement of foreign language teaching Oklahoma Department Education, 1995-1996. Chair East Central International Students Recruitment and Retention committee, Ada, 1993-1994.
Author: (teaching guide) Method Guide for Teaching English, German and Spanish at Special Foreign Language Schools, 1990, Method Guide for Initial Teaching of English to Junior Graders, 1990, (instructional material) Speak and Read Essential Ukrainian, 1993. Contributor articles to professional journals.
Member Russsian Language and Methodology (secretary since 1998), American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language, Central Association Russian Teachers of America (founder, president 1998^), Oklahoma Council Teachers Russian (president since 1996), Oklahoma Foreign Language Association (board directors since 1996), Kiwanis (certified for distinguished services 1992), Sigma Tau Delta.
Reading, ballroom dancing, bird watching.
Married Igor E. Berdichevsky, June 5, 1974. Children: Anna I. Berdichevskaya, Maria I. Berdichevskaya.