Laiou, Maria, Academy Guidance Specialist

Maria Laiou holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Baldwin-Wallace University in Ohio and a certificate in College Counseling from UC San Diego; she has also completed coursework towards a master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership with Capella University.  In 2020 she began working at ACS Athens as the Interim Middle School Counselor, and joined the Academy Counseling office as an Academy Guidance Specialist in 2021.  Ms. Laiou has more than 15 years of service in academia, having held advising and leadership positions in Career Services, Student Affairs and Retention at Deree – The American College of Greece. To Maria, the most incredible part of being an educator is having the privilege of guiding students through the amazing adventure of discovering who they are and how their individual traits and talents will help shape our future.

Maria was raised in Cleveland, Ohio and Athens, Greece.