Haley Katopodis

Haley grew up playing basketball, exploring the outdoors (weather permitting!), and loving

learning in the lakeside town of Minnetonka, Minnesota, U.S.A. Her lust for travel and

adventure took her to Thailand shortly after her college graduation where she fell in love with

teaching. She enrolled in online graduate school to obtain her M. Ed and subsequently

completed an online teaching certification in Early Childhood Education all the while teaching at

an international kindergarten in the beach town of Bangsaen, Thailand.

Four years of living and teaching in Thailand has allowed her to explore all that Asia has to offer.

Having visited over 30 countries on 5 continents, Haley enjoys travelling, adventure activities,

culture, food, and a good read. She welcomes any invitation to participate in outdoor activities

and sports, and is especially a fan of basketball, both on and off the court. Although she doesn’t

consider herself a culinary expert, Haley also enjoys cooking and learning new recipes in the


Haley is so excited to be joining the Britannica team this year in Budapest. Her love of languages

and culture has sparked in her a desire to learn Hungarian. Most of all, she is looking forward to

getting to know her students, their families, and the Britannica community.