Ms Andrikopoulos earned a Bachelor Degree in Science Education with a major in Mathematics from Melbourne University, Australia 1983.
Ms. Andrikopoulos has been teaching at ACS Athens since 1990. She has taught Science and Mathematics at all levels - elementary, middle and academy. She has held Math Bowls, Math Clubs, Mathematical Olympiad Programs and SAT classes for interested and motivated students.
Through many enriching experiences during her teaching career, Ms. Andrikopoulos has published articles on "The Art of Teaching Mathematics" and "Brain Research and Cognitive Thinking". She is also an active participant and school presenter at NESA Conferences in Europe and Asia, AERO Mathematics Conferences in Europe and USA, ICODL and EDEN-OSOS Conferences in Athens Greece.
Ms. Andrikopoulos has also published a series of mathematics books "Mathematics A Thematic Approach Books 1, 2, 3" for upper elementary and middle school students to help them consolidate, use and apply mathematical concepts. She has also published a mathematics book "General Knowledge Math Refresher
to help educators prepare easily and thoroughly for their Teaching Certificate.
As a scholar and educator, her research in the recent years involves finding ways to enhance conceptual understanding in mathematics. Her Action Research work mainly focuses on Cumulative Assessments, Student-Designed Culminating Projects, Instructional Rubrics, Best Fit Differentiated Instruction Models, Cultivating positive mindsets to demonstrate Sustainable Development Goals to address global challenges.
Ms. Andrikopoulos has also created films as she implements various processes with her students in and out of the classroom on Project-Based Learning.
Ms. Andrikopoulos is currently a Middle School and Academy mathematics teacher in the Youth to Youth Program and is continuing to develop and implement curriculum initiatives.
Ms. Andrikopoulos was born in Melbourne, Australia.
Mr. Arsenikos was born in Athens, Greece. He was raised in Melbourne, Australia. He holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry and a Master in Environmental Chemistry and Technology obtained from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. During his undergraduate and postgraduate studies, he participated in numerous oceanographic and environmental programs.
He has been in education since his early academic years teaching science to students of all levels. Since 2010 he has been responsible for the creation of multiple e-learning projects in chemistry and math for elementary, middle and high school students.
Mr. Arsenikos deeply believes in hands-on learning as a vital component in the process of fostering scientific thinking in students.
He is excited that he'll be able to share his love for science at ACS and support students to creatively discover on their own, new ideas and concepts.
Ms. Artemis Kakaris was born in Los Angeles, California, but has spent most ofher childhood in Athens, Greece. She attended ACS Athens from 2002 and graduated in 2012. While at ACS, she was on the Model United Nations team, a passion she continued to pursue in college by becoming a leading member of the MUN team at the American College of Greece. Furthermore, she studied piano at the National Conservatory of Halandri for seven years, a passion she continued to pursue as a Music minor student at Chapman University.
She began her undergraduate studies at Chapman University and transferred a year and a half later to the American College of Greece from where she holds a BA in English and American Literature. She also holds a MSc in Literature and Modernity from the University of Edinburgh. Her professional teacher training was completed through the University of West Florida's online TeacherRead program and she has received a professional educator certificate in English (Grades 6-12).
Last year, she worked at ACS Athens as a substitute teacher and proctor for the AP Exams, SAT and ACT tests. She has previously worked at ACS Athens Summer Youth Camp as a Music Teacher and Early Childhood Teacher Aide.
This year she will be teaching English for grades 9 and 10 for the Youth to Youth Educational and Social Integration Programs. She is honored to work in this program and appreciates the immense impact it is making on students' lives, the ACS Athens community, and beyond.
- English Proficiency, 1994, Cambridge.
- French DELF, 1995, French Ministry of Education.
- Art Restoration Certification, 2002, Public Institute of Professional Studies.
- 3 rd level Instructor Bagua Zhang, 2006, Liu Jing Ru Traditional Wushu Research Center.
- Assistant Instructor, Xing Yi Chuan, 2006, Liu Jing Ru Traditional Wushu Research Center.
- 4 th Duan Wei, Taichi Chuan, 2010, Chinese Wushu Association.
- 3 rd Dan, Ninjutsu, 2012, Bujinkan.
- Basic Life Support qualification, 2019, European Resuscitation Council.
- Mindful Educator Essentials, 2019, Mindful Schools.
- English teacher at a Foreign Language Institute (2007-2015).
- Ninjutsu instructor (2010-2019).
- Owner of company “Karantinos Personal Training” (2016-2019).
- Martial arts based Mindfulness instructor teaching private lessons and companies and institutions (2016-2019).
- Taichi Instructor collaborating with RANDP at SNFCC (2017-2019).
- Creator and Instructor of the course Body-Mind-Balance for the full-time Youth to Youth students (2018-2019).
- Integration of Mindfulness and Taichi practices and principles in leadership retreats (2018-2019).
- Co-creator and Co-instructor of the “Equilibrium” leadership course (2018- 2019).
After training and teaching traditional martial arts for more than 20 years and experiencing first-hand the benefits that practicing and applying the principles have in both body and mind, I wanted to extend the scope of people affected. So I decided to integrate their principles and methods in different learning programs. Not everyone has the affinity or tenacity to learn martial arts but everyone can reach some level of mindfulness by adhering to their principles. And that entails, among others, being more focused and handling stress and emotional turmoil.
- 1 Gup (Red/Black Belt) in Tae Known Do (1986).
- Paratrooper in Greek Army (2002-2004).
- 10 gold, 10 silver, 8 bronze medals in National competitions by the Hellenic Wushu Federation (2004-2019).
- 2 gold medals in the 5 th International Wushu Competition in Hong Kong (2010).
- Lecturer in 4 seminars (2011-2018).
- Sage Business School Alumni (2016).
- 1 gold medal in 1 st Mediterranean Kung Fu Competition (2017).
- 1 gold medal in 10 th Eagle Claw Kung Fu world cup (2018).
- 1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze medal in the 1 st Acropolis International Wushu Open tournament (2018).
Mr. George Maltas holds a Bachelor of Arts in Ancient Studies with a minor in Cultural Anthropology and a Master’s Degree in Applied Sociology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His B.A. is recognized by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece, Department of Archaeology and History of Art (Honors) and has a Greek teaching license for Social Studies and ESL in Greece. He is also certified to teach English to adults in Greece, recognized by the Greek Manpower Employment Organization.
Mr. Maltas has taught Modern Greek Language in Greek Schools in Baltimore, Anthropology as a Teaching Assistant at U.M.B.C., and ESL in various Language institutions in Greece. He has also given talks for Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York in Greece on Ancient Greek Philosophers for a summer Political Science course.
Mr. Maltas has been working at ACS Athens since 2016. He taught in the Elementary School and in the last two years, he has been assigned to teach Social Studies in the Youth-to-Youth Educational and Social Integration Program. He also volunteers on Saturdays in the Youth-to-Youth HOME project program at ACS Athens.
He abides by the belief that we cannot be certain for our own ‘absolute’ truth before juxtaposing it with the "truths" of others. Mr. Maltas is one of the founders of PEIRAIKI SCENE, a group promoting performing arts in Greece.
Mr. Maltas was born in New Jersey.
Ms. Sidiropoulou earned a B.A. in Philosophy - Education - Psychology; then a M.Sc. in Teaching Methodology and Assessment from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and M.Ed. in Adult Education at the Greek Open University, both with Excellency.
She has worked as a Greek Philologist in the public sector preparing native speakers for the Entrance Exams. As a part of her professional development, she holds a Specialization on Teaching Greek as a foreign language at the Department of Primary Education, University of Patras which allowed her teaching Modern Greek to non-native speakers, both students and adults. Teaching experience includes position as a Lecturer in The Higher Military Educational Institutions. Authorship is one of her main interests and has produced educational material for French and Arab officers; assessor of Greek Language Center since 2009 and certified adult trainer by the Ministry of Education. Her field of teaching was broadened with the Higher School of Pedagogical and Technological Education, where she conducts demonstrations on Teaching Methodology and Assessment to teachers, so that they acquire the Pedagogical Competence. She has attended a series of workshops related to the History, Greek Language, Teaching Methodology and Educational Technology. Recently she presented an academic paper on OPTIC Approach in the International Conference of “Mindfulness”.
A member of ACS Faculty since 2015, Ms. Sidiropoulou taught the Greek Language Arts Courses in Middle School and 9th grade in High School. She is also teaching the Greek Youth-to Youth-Program.
Ms. Sidiropoulou believes in lifelong education and personal development and enjoys researching various topics sharing the results with Ethos magazine.