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Emmerich Koller
Works at Spirit of Gradisce - Örvidék Group
Attended National-Louis University
Lived in Pornóapáti, Hungary
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Introduction
Emmerich Koller was born in Hungary, fled to Austria following the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 and immigrated to the United States in 1960. He was a German teacher for thirty-six years before retiring. He now enjoys reading, writing, and traveling with his family. He published his first book, Good Dogs Do Stray: Memoir of an Immigrant from Hungary in 2006. He also published several articles and speeches in English and German about various topics, including his experiences as a teacher and the region in Hungary and Austria where he was born. 

In October 2011, Mr. Koller's book was published in German: Über die Grenzen: Erinnerungen eines Emigranten aus Ungarn. He recently returned from a successful book tour in Austria and Hungary. For news coverage of his presentation in his home village of Pernau, click on following link: 

Mr. Koller's articles and various links can be found on his website at www.emmerichkoller.com. 


Bragging rights
Distinguished Teacher, Presidential Scholars Program; (White House, 1993), Certificate of Merit/High School German Teacher of the Year 1989, Goethe Institute, NY - American Association of Teachers of German; Outstanding Teacher, University of Chicago (1985, 2001).
Education
  • National-Louis University
    MEd, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Roosevelt University
    MA, German
  • Divine Word College
    BA, Philosophy
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
Writer, Teacher, Guest Speaker
Employment
  • Spirit of Gradisce - Örvidék Group
    Contributing Editor, present
  • Burgenland Bunch
    Hungarian Editor, 2009 - present
  • Northwestern University Center for Talent Development
    German Teacher
  • Glenbrook South High School
    German Teacher, 1968 - 2002
  • Glenbrook Academy
    German Teacher, 1981 - 2002
Places
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Previously
Pornóapáti, Hungary - Retz, Austria - Bischofshofen, Austria - Duxbury, MA - Conesus, NY - Girard, PA - Chicago, IL - Winnetka, IL
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