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.
Lavredia Ntitsou – Assistant Academic Director
Lavredia holds a degree in Greek Philology and a Master’s in Teaching Modern Greek as a Foreign / Second Language, as well as extensive experience in teaching, creating books and interactive digital lessons in this field. She always attempts to keep current with the latest achievements in the methodology and technology of teaching Greek as a foreign language and is am able to adjust those tools to fit specific needs of my students. She currently also teaches ancient Greek to people who are interested in learning about the ancient Greek culture or the New Testament.
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
|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!|
|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.|
|Efsevia Spantidaki||Efsevia is highly experienced in teaching Greek as a second language, currently teaching at one of the largest Greek schools in Canada. With teaching degrees from Greece and her experience in Canada, our online students are fortunate to have her!|
|Dr. Vicki Macris||Dr. Macris was raised in both Canada and Greece and has a PhD in education! We are honoured to have her participate in teaching our advanced adult class!|