Ms. Perakis was raised in Newport, Rhode Island. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary and Special Education from Salve Regina College and a Masters of Arts in Special Education from Lesley College. She is currently working on a post graduate degree on Improving Student Learning and Quality of Teaching in International Schools from Buffalo State SUNY University. Ms. Perakis holds several teaching certificates including certificates for teaching students with mild-moderate-severe learning differences and handicaps.
For the past ten years, she has co organized the ACS Athens Annual Learning Differences Conferences, a continuing effort to raise awareness on the subject of educating children with learning differences. Ms. Perakis has also served as a team member on the Committee of Institution-wide Accreditation of the Middle School Association of Colleges and School (MSA), and on the study and research group at John Hopkins University for bringing the CTY program to Greece.
Since 2010, Ms. Perakis has been selected to serve on The European Council of International Schools (ECIS) Special Education Needs (SEN) Committee. She is also the Vice President for the Professional Special Education Society in Greece, a founding member of the Hellenic Institute for Study and Research of Learning Disabilities and serving on the IB Special Education Needs (SEN) Committee, as well as, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Education committee for Learning Differences.
Ms. Natalia Maravegias completed her BA in Psychology, in 2013, from The American College of Greece, and she holds a Master of Science in Health Psychology from The University of Nottingham, UK, in 2016. Currently, she is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society, MBPsS.
She is a certified fellow rational-emotive cognitive behavioral therapist, of the Affiliated Training Center of the Albert Ellis Institute. This will be her fourth year working at ACS Athens, at the Educational and Diagnostic Testing Center, and her second year as the Educational and Diagnostic Testing Center Coordinator. Prior to that, she has worked for two school years as a shadow teacher at ACS Athens. While completing her undergraduate degree she worked as a lab assistant, creating, and supervising psychological experiments for undergraduate students.
Ms. Maravegias has completed an in-depth training course in Educational and Psychological assessments, under the supervision of Dr. Michael Castleberry, Professor at the University of Washington, accredited by the State University of New York.
Ms. Maravegias was born in Athens, Greece and is an alumna of ACS Athens.
Cynthia Ouaijan is an ACS Athens alumna, attending various ACS schools across Europe and The Middle East. Ms. Ouaijan holds a Bachelor's degree from the American University of Beirut in Psychology; an M.Sc. degree in Forensic Mental Health Science from Kings College London, The Institute of Psychiatry; and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis. She is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Clinical Psychology Program at California Southern University, and is completing a psychoanalytical program in the US.
Ms. Ouaijan has also completed training in administering Educational and Psychological Measurements with Dr. Michael Castleberry and Dr. Imran Riaz, professors at the University of George Washington, accredited by the State University of New York.
Currently, Ms. Ouaijan is working as a clinical psychologist in her private practice and has founded the CK Mentoring Program for Youths, which aims to help youths develop to reach their full potential by providing them with personalized support. She also conducts parent support group meetings and parenting seminars.
Ms. Ouaijan works at ACS Athens as a licensed clinical psychologist and a diagnostician in the Educational & Diagnostic Testing Center.