Klimou, Vicki, Faculty, 2nd Grade
Ms. Vicki Klimou was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. There, she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in French Literature and Linguistics and a minor in Psychology in 2006 at Simon Fraser University. In 2007, she obtained her teaching certification diploma from Vancouver as well.
Prior to coming to Greece, Ms. Vicki Klimou's teaching career began in Canada, at a Montessori school, teaching French at the Kindergarten and preschool levels. In 2007, she moved to Greece and worked at a private language school teaching ESL and also taught Kindergarten. She has been an educator at ACS Athens since 2008. She has taught French in the Middle School, Junior Kindergarten, First grade, and now is thrilled to be teaching Second grade for her third year!
She has attended many conferences since attaining her certification, including the annual conference on Learning Differences and Innovative Summit held at ACS Athens, as well as the 2012 ECIS conference. Most recently, Ms. Klimou has participated in numerous webinars specifically geared towards online learning. In 2018, she completed a Stanford Mathematical Mindsets course. In 2019, she completed a “Teaching Foundational Reading Skills” course and is currently enrolled in a “Social and Emotional Learning for Educators” course. Ms. Klimou is also very active in other areas of ACS Athens. She has taught the beginner's Greek course at the Institute for Innovation and Creativity. She has coached the JV Girls Soccer team and assisted with the Varsity Girls Soccer Team, and has also coached elementary soccer in the after-school programs. Moreover, Ms. Klimou has worked for the ACS Summer Youth Camp for numerous years.
Ms. Klimou is passionate about teaching young children and strives to make every child in her classroom feel happy, safe, loved, and accepted. She believes education should empower a child to make a positive contribution to the world.