John Papadakis is the Director of Enrollment Management, Technology & Communications at ACS Athens since 2006 and the school's certified Data Protection Officer since 2018.
After 14 years in the United States, where he served American K-12 education in different capacities as a Math teacher, tutor, and administrator, he returned to Greece with his family.
He received his DPO certification from TÜV Austria in 2018. His academic studies include an Executive M.B.A. degree from the University of Indianapolis (Athens Campus), a B.A. in Communications/Electronic Media/Broadcasting from Columbia College Chicago, and an associate degree in electronics engineering from Triton College, IL. He has extensive experience in radio/TV production and has worked as an editor/staff writer in weekly ethnic newspapers based in Chicago, IL. Mr. Papadakis was the Director of Communications of the Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE) – North and South America Region, based in Chicago, from 1995-2001, covering and promoting the educational, civic and cultural activities of the ethnic Greek community on the American continent.
Personal business ventures include: a TV satellite company operating as a Dish Network dealer and distributor of Greek satellite TV channels in the Midwest; a weekly radio program promoting the activities of the Greek American community; and various business technology and communication consulting services to organizations and businesses in the Chicagoland area. After his arrival to Athens in 2001, he was involved in technology projects as a training consultant and as a project manager in new media related projects (e-commerce, online Content Management Systems, web 2.0, etc.).
Dafni Anesti graduated the Media and Communications Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and earned an M.A. in Photography and Urban Cultures from Goldsmiths University of London. She has diverse experience as a journalist, editor and photographer in print and online publications. She has worked as a communications officer for international film festivals and cultural institutions and as a technical writer for an international telecommunications company.
Leda Tsoukia is a visual artist, designer and illustrator. She has a bachelor degree in Literature from the University of Athens, Greece, and a Master’s of Fine Arts in Animation and Digital Arts from the School of Cinematic Arts of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, USA. Leda has worked in education for several years, teaching Fine Arts and Design classes in the US as well as Athens, Greece. She has been a freelancer in Graphic design, and Illustration for more than 13 years, and has worked in various educational institutions as an Art Director.
In 2004 she worked as a Designer and Project Manager for the ATHENS 2004 OLYMPIC GAMES Organizing Committee, and in 2011 as a Senior Designer for the Organizing Committee, Special Olympics World Summer Games 2011.
In 2013, while working as the Art Director of Publisto LtD, she received the EVGE award for the UI design of an educational app for the iPad.
Since September 2015, Ms. Tsoukia is the Creative/Art Coordinator at ACS Athens, in charge of creating and overseeing the visual design elements associated directly or indirectly with the school brand positioning, public relations and strategic marketing in order to convey the ACS Athens narrative.
Maria Matakia was born in Mannheim, Germany and raised in Athens, Greece.
She studied Print Graphic Design but ever since she got her degree in 1996 she has been working as a Web Designer/Web Developer and hasn't stopped since.
Ms Matakia has worked for Pegasus Interactive (member of Pegasus Group of companies) for 11 years.