Steven W. Medeiros, earned a B.A., magna cum laude, in English from Yale, an M.A. in English and American Literature from Middlebury (including a semester's study at Lincoln College, Oxford University), and an Ed.M. in Teaching, Curriculum and Learning Environments from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has also completed post-graduate study at the University of California - Berkeley (Extension) and Northeastern University, and earned a Certificate in International School Leadership from the Principal's Training Center.
Currently the Dean of the Institute for Innovation and Creativity at ACS Athens as well as of the Arts Center at ACS, Mr. Medeiros has been at ACS Athens since 1981. He has been a teacher of English, Humanities, IB Theory of Knowledge, IB Art History and IB Theater Arts He has been recognized for excellence in teaching by the University of Chicago and Tufts University. He served as Principal of the Academy for six years and of the Middle School for three. In addition to his duties as teacher and principal, Mr. Medeiros has held a variety of professional positions at ACS Athens, including English Department Chair; Writing Project Coordinator: Academy Assistant Principal; acting Elementary School Principal; IB DP and MYP Coordinator; Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Human Resources; and Assistant Superintendent.
For over ten years, Mr. Medeiros served as lecturer in English and American Literature at the University of Laverne, Athens, and as adjunct faculty member in the writing program of the University of California - Berkeley (Extension). As co-founder and co-director of the Athens Writing Project and National Writing Project Teacher Consultant, Mr. Medeiros has led numerous seminars and workshops in teaching/learning/writing/thinking connections for teachers from around the world. He has represented the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges as a member of 11 accreditation Validation Teams, serving as team chair six times. One of his most memorable intellectual experiences was the semester he spent studying and writing poetry in a workshop led by Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney.
Marietta Garbis was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. She completed a program of Business Studies at Lasalle College in Montreal.
She has been at ACS Athens since 1992, and has served as the Academy Attendance Officer and in administrative support roles in the Academy and Middle School offices and Student Services. She is currently the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the Institute for Innovation & Creativity. She is also the manager of the ACS Bookstore.
Linos Meitanis was born and grew up in Athens Greece. He studied Cinematography at the Stavrakos film school in Athens. He has worked in the film industry as a camera assistant and later as a Director of Photography both in documentaries and feature films. During the same period, he designed lighting for dance and theater performances. He also worked for the Thessaloniki Film Festival in an educational program for children around Greece.
During the Olympic Games in 2004, he worked for the US television network NBC. Mr. Meitanis has worked as technical production coordinator for the Athens Festival at “Scholeion” venue, for the European Song Contest in 2006 and at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Athens Special Olympics World Summer Games 2011. He has been the Theater Manager at the Arts Center at ACS since September 2006.
Varvara Voulgaraki is a native of Greece. She was born and raised in Athens. She has attended seminars in cultural management and exhibition curating throughout Europe. She has studied stage management at LAMDA (London Academy of Music And Dramatic Art.)
Ms. Voulgaraki earned a degree in History and Archaeology from the Philosophy School of the University of Ioannina. She speaks English and Italian. This is her fourth year as Stage and House manager at the Arts Center at ACS.