Ms. Kathy Jasonides holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and a Masters degree in Journalism from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has been a member of the Academy faculty at the American Community Schools of Athens, Greece, since 1974.
Since retiring from full-time teaching in 2008, Ms. Jasonides has continued to team teach the Honors Humanities courses and also serves as Chair of the Division of Language and Literature. In addition to the two-year Honors Humanities program, Ms. Jasonides and her teaching partners have developed three additional online Humanities courses which offer the highlights of the program’s interdisciplinary approach, including the field study opportunities, to both ACS Athens and non-ACS Athens students who are not enrolled in the regular program.
She has co-authored articles on field study as a strategy for interdisciplinary study and has participated in presentations at NESA conferences and the ACS Athens Conferences on Learning Differences. She recently co-authored a chapter in the 2016 publication "Revolutionizing K-12 Blended Learning through i2Flex Classroom Model."
Dr. Andreas Tsokos is the director of the IB and AP programs and Division Chair of Mathematics. Dr. Tsokos was born in Cyprus. He attended the University of Birmingham in the U.K with a full scholarship and was awarded a double Honors degree in Physics and Mathematics. At Birmingham, he received the Nora Calderwood Prize for highest achievement in the final examinations. He obtained a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Physics from Cornell University in the USA.
Dr. Tsokos has served as Assistant, Deputy and Chief Examiner for IB Physics. He is the author of Physics for the IB Diploma, Series and Differential Equations, IB Physics in a nutshell and about 20 research papers dealing, mainly, with Quantum Chromodynamics. In one paper he showed how the high temperature limit of chiral gauge theories leads to the appearance of topological mass terms for the associated gauge fields. His main interests are Physics, Mathematics and the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
He has been a faculty of ACS Athens since 1995.
Dr. Hristakos completed his B.Sc. in physics at the University of Lancaster in the UK. He then continued his graduate studies in experimental physics (M.S) at the University of New Hampshire in the USA. Following this he successfully defended his Ph.D. in experimental low temperature physics at the University of Bayreuth in Germany. Dr. Hristakos worked as a post-doc research scientist at the Centre des etudes atomiques in Saclay-France and at the University of Tuebingen in Germany.
He has taught IB physics at ACS for a decade and he has also worked as an AP physics teacher at the American School of Dubai. He is currently the Division Chair of Science & Technology at ACS Athens.
Ms. Zavacopoulou was born in London, but was raised in Athens and attended a British international school. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in European Social and Political Studies, a four-year course with majors in History, French and Italian from University College London, and a Masters degree in Journalism from University of Westminster, London.
A qualified secondary school teacher, she taught French and Spanish in an inner city London school through Teach First, a ground-breaking graduate training program that combines two years teaching in challenging London schools with business and leadership training. She also worked as a substitute teacher in over 20 different London schools in long-term and short-term placements for a further two years.
She joined the ACS Athens team in 2010 and started working in the Writing Center, where she helped and advised students on a variety of written assignments. She has since been involved in many aspects of school life: she coaches the ACS Athens Academy debate team, has participated in the Mentorship Program and has co-presented a workshop at the NESA Conference. In 2016 she co-presented a paper at the ICODL Conference and also co-authored an article, "Humanities Program: An Innovative Classic," that was published in the book Revolutionizing K - 12 Blended Learning Through the i2Flex Classroom Model. This year she is teaching IB TOK Senior Seminar, team-teaching Humanities and Grade 9 Europe and the World, as well as serving as Division Chair for Humanities and Physical Education.
- Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts (BA FINE ARTS), 1986 - 1991
University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
- Master in Creative Writing (for Education), 2014 - 2017|
University of Western Macedonia, Florina, GreeceThesis topic: Short Stories Inspired from the Paintings of Nikolaos Gyzis and Nikiforos Lyrtas
- ACS Athens - K-12 Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator, 2013-2020
- ACS Athens - IB Visual Arts Instructor, 2015-2020 (DP IB Visual Arts I and II)
- ACS Athens - High School Art Teacher, 2015-2020 (Drawing and Painting I and II, Design, Graphic Art, Digital Photography)
- ACS Athens - Middle School Art Teacher, 2012-2015 [Art studio-Drawing and Painting, Design 8]
- Dasoupolis school in Nicosia Cyprus, Zakaki and Tsirio schools in Limassol, Middle school and High school Art Teacher in Cyprus, 2010-2012
- Leading Designer - decoration and everyday special sets for ANT1 TV productions in Athens Greece, 1997 to 2010
- Leading Set Designer for ANT1 TV station, Cyprus, 1996-2007(Designer of the News Broadcast set, Election sets, Sports set etc)
- Interior Designer for numerous companies and offices, 1997-2010
- Costume and Stage Designer for several theatrical productions in Johannesburg and Athens from 1993-2014
- ART EXHIBITIONS:
Solo and group exhibitions in Johannesburg, South Africa, 1992 -1995
Participate in group exhibitions in Nicosia, Cyprus, 1995-2007
Participate in group exhibitions or paint on commission for companies, shops, or commercial productions 1995-present
Her short stories are published in two books. The Road to Creative Writing 3 - Short Stories, 2013, Oselotos publication and Anthology of Short Stories, 2014, Graphomihani publication.
Sophia Stella Soseilos is currently the Arts Division Chair of the school as well as the High school Art Teacher and the IB Visual Arts Instructor. She is a Greek Cypriot who was born in Germany, lived in Cyprus, studied in South Africa and moved to Greece in 1995. Sophia Stella Soseilos has a passion for teaching Art. She embraces diversity, and has a great way of motivating and introducing creativity and design thinking into the education space. She is able to connect and communicate with her students. She defines targets and strategies and has the ability to convert vision to execution.
Mr. Dimitropoulos is a Physical Education Teacher and Coordinator for Physical Education. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Physical Education from the University of Physical Education and Sport Science in Athens (1996) and then received his Masters Degree through an International Olympic Committee's Program (MEMOS - Executive Masters in Sports Organisation Management), from University of Lyon, France (2001).
Mr. Dimitropoulos has worked as the Baseball Competition Manager for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and has also observed the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. He has published a book on baseball.
He recently authored a chapter in the 2016 publication "Revolutionizing K-12 Blended Learning through i2Flex Classroom Mode".
Mr. Dimitropoulos has been the Varsity Girls Basketball coach, Varsity Boys Volleyball coach and HS Track & Field coach since 2006.
He is a certified lifeguard and an emergency responder (CPR/First Aid for adult/child/infant).
Mr. Dimitropoulos was raised in Athens, Greece.