John Papadakis is the Director of Enrollment Management, Technology & Communications at ACS Athens since 2006. After 14 years in the United States, where he served American K-12 education in different capacities as teacher, tutor, and administrator, he returned to Greece.
His studies include an executive M.B.A. degree from the University of Indianapolis (Athens Campus), a B.A. in Communications/Electronic Media 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 a weekly ethnic newspaper 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 activities of the ethnic Greek community on the American continent.
Personal business ventures include a TV satellite company representing Dish Network and Greek TV channels in the Midwest; a weekly radio program promoting the activities of the Greek American community; and business consulting services to organizations and businesses in the Chicagoland area. After his arrival in Athens in 2001, he was involved in technology as a training consultant and as a project manager in new media related projects (e-commerce, online Content Management Systems, web 2.0, etc.).
Ms. Tottas, currently the Assistant Director of Enrollment Management, has held several leadership positions at the American Community Schools, Athens. She holds her B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.
Ms. Tottas started her career at ACS Athens, in 1987. She has held numerous positions such as Business Office Assistant, Elementary School Clerk, Middle School Principal’s Secretary, Academy/Middle School Building Secretary. In addition to her responsibilities at ACS Athens, Ms. Tottas also takes pleasure in being strongly involved with student life, including Senior Class Advisor and Assistant to the Graduation Coordinator. Through all her capacities during these years, she has developed a unique insight of the school operations.
Prior to joining ACS Athens, Ms. Tottas was employed at Saudi International Shipping Company, located in Piraeus, where she worked in the Claims Department. She also enjoyed a 3-year career with SONY where she managed the Import Department of Greece. Her personal business ventures include a wide experience in organizing and setting up multiple trade shows and food expositions locally and internationally.
Ms. Tottas is an alumnus of ACS Athens, class of 1982. Her interests include music, travel, sports and reading.