Maratou, Eleftheria, Faculty, Language Arts
Ms. Eleftheria Maratou grew up in New York and completed her studies at St. John's University. She graduated with a Bachelor's and a Master of Science degree in Education, including a minor in English Literature from the same institution. Ms. Maratou holds a permanent teaching license from the State Education Department of N.Y.
Ms. Maratou started her career in the Educational field teaching High School English Lit. to grades 9-12 in the Queens, N.Y. school system. Ms. Maratou has also worked as an ESL teacher here in Athens. She has prepared students from ages 12 to adults for all levels and exams to successfully attain English language acquisition and proficiency certificates. She is an MLA examiner affiliated with the Hellenic American Union here in Greece.
Ms. Maratou has been teaching at ACS since 2013. She has taught 5th grade, Language Arts 6/6ESL, EFL1 LA, and 8th grade LA. and she has mentored student-teachers. She is currently teaching 7th and 8th grade Language Arts. Ms. Maratou is the NESA representative and is currently the Co-coordinator of Professional Development at ACS Athens and the New Faculty Orientation Program. In addition, she is also an NSRF (National School Reform Faculty) certified CFG coach, and she has served as a facilitator in the ACS Collaborative Learning Communities.
At the 2019 NESA conference in Thailand, she successfully presented a workshop on teacher strategies for implementing a growth mindset in the classroom. Ms. Maratou has also contributed to the 2016 ACS Colloquium with demonstrations of student learning. She has authored two chapters for the Handbook of Research on K-12 Blended and Virtual Learning Through the i2Flex Classroom Model. She has also contributed educational articles for the school magazine Ethos.
Ms. Maratou's goal is to provide students with the necessary tools and guidance to facilitate autonomous learning and self-expression and to inspire confidence in her students to become critical-thinking individuals.
"Tell me, and I forget, teach me, and I may remember, Involve me, and I learn." Benjamin Franklin.