Our instructors provide both online and in person lessons, allowing us to access the best talent in Greek language education.
Argiro Kourouniotis – Academic Director
Argiro comes to us with a deep first hand knowledge of both Canadian and Greek society- having been born and raised for part of her childhood in Canada. She also lived in Greece for her later youth. She has taught in Edmonton’s Greek schools for many years, including now that she has returned with her family to live in Canada. Holding two Bachelor’s degrees and a Master’s degree in her field, she also has over 20 years of teaching experience and is highly proficient in second language learning and elementary education.
Fotini Kavadas – Program Administrator
Fotini is a pediatrician with a subspecialty in the area of allergies, asthma and immunodeficiency. Although born and raised in Alberta, learning Greek was of paramount importance to her and she taught Greek while an undergrad student for 6 years. She then moved to Toronto for further studies but returned to Edmonton and led the Hellenic Heritage Language School for 4 years. She is now both coordinating the development of this new venture as well as teaching beginner adults.
Senior Leadership Team
|Dr. Maria Lychnaki||Dr. Maria Lychnaki is the former Consul of Educational Affairs at the Consulate General of Greece in Toronto. She brings with her a background of several University degrees in the field of education, fluency in 5 languages and a PhD in Psychology and Educational Sciences|
|Efigenia Kouremenou||Efigenia is an Alberta Education Certified Teacher. In the past, she has taught Greek school and currently teaches elementary in Spruce Grove and will be leading our Greek “Moms and Tots” group.|
|Lavrentia Ntitsou||Lavrentia is a talented instructor from Greece with a degree in Greek philology and a masters in teaching Greek as a foreign language. Teaching Greek is essentially her life! We are absolutely fortunate to have her on our team for both adults and older kids learning online!|
|Efsevia Spantidaki||Efsevia has a Bachelor in Primary Education from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Masters in Educational Psychology from the Neapolis University in Cyprus. Currently she is an instructor at the Metamorphosis Greek Orthodox School in Toronto.|
|Pantelis Neofotis||Pantelis is an IT professional and a Greek Canadian from Toronto with a strong musical talent with sole purpose to reignite the enthusiasm for Greek musical culture in our children.|
|Evelina Koutsopoulou||Evelina is a fourth year student at the University of Alberta, a successful feat after coming to Canada from Greece with her family only a few years ago. She has past experience teaching Greek as a second language to children and is passionate about experiential lessons that incorporate all learner types.|
|Eleni Varelas||Eleni was born and raised in Yellowknife. However, she then spent 7 years living in Greece teaching English as a Second Language. She is now a speech language pathologist and has two years of experience teaching Greek as a second language here in Edmonton.|
|Dimitra Karagouni||Dimitra is a Kindergarten instructor, with 7 years teaching for a private school in Greece. We are excited to have her working with our children here in Canada for the first time.|