Mary-Ann Augoustatos is from Manhattan, New York and is currently the Director of Academics, JK-12 Research & Learning Studios. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Masters of Arts in Education. She is a certified International School Administrator and received her certification as a High School Mathematics teacher from the State of New York. She has spent multiple enjoyable decades as an educator, most of which was spent at ACS Athens.
She was a secondary Principal at ACS Athens for almost a decade. Her teaching experience consists of High School Mathematics courses throughout all academic levels with an emphasis on IB and Honors level courses. She has 19 years of mathematics teaching experience with ACS Athens. In addition to her responsibilities as a teacher and a Principal, she has held a variety of professional positions within the ACS Athens community. For 16 years of her instructional career she acted as the JK-12 Mathematics Department Chair at having created the position of Elementary School Math Specialist and the ACS Athens Mathematics Competition as a few of her highlights. Two years prior to becoming Principal, she assumed the position of JK-12 Technology Department Chair concurrently.
She also served as a team member on the Committee of Institution-wide Accreditation of the Middle School Association of Colleges and School (MSA). In addition, she was also was invited to attend an MSA Chair training Workshop and shortly after its completion she acted as a Co-Chair and Chair of the MSA. For the academic year 2009-2011 she also held the position of JK-12 Academic Department Chair Council Coordinator. She is currently a chair of the Middle States Association. For many years, she also held the position of JK-12 Academic Department Chair Council Coordinator and began and completed a full curriculum review process for all courses school wide.
Dr. Liana Tsigaridi was born and raised in Athens, Greece. She holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics, from the University of Patras, with the highest grade of the graduation year and award from the State Scholarships Foundation, a M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, from the Technical University of Athens, a second M.Sc. in Astrophysics, from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) and a Ph.D. in Astronomy, from the NKUA, in the field of Galactic Dynamics on a full scholarship from the Leventis Foundation.
Dr. Tsigaridi has participated in many Research Programs funded by the Academy of Athens in collaboration with the Research Center for Astronomy and Applied Mathematics (RCAAM), with publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presence in numerous conferences. She has also participated as a visiting researcher in the project ‘Galactic Potential Extraction' at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Munich, Germany. She is a member of the Hellenic Astronomical Society (Hel.A.S.) and the European Space Agency (ESA).
In parallel with her academic studies Dr. Tsigaridi has also completed degrees in Music and Dance. She plays the Piano and the Viola and has been a member of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Athens since 1991.
This year she will be teaching IB Mathematical Studies Level 1 in the Academy. She also continues her role as the Math Studio Coordinator. Her personal goal is to share her passion for Mathematics with her students.
Mr. Hoc was born in Canada and raised in Greece, where he completed the IB Diploma Programme before attending the University of Toronto for his undergraduate studies. Mr. Hoc holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree with double majors in History and Drama from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science degree in Politics and International Relations from Royal Holloway, University of London.
After working at the American University of Paris, Mr. Hoc returned to the University of Toronto to begin his Ph.D. while teaching a second-year undergraduate course and working as a senior consultant in the area of performance optimization for a private firm. Upon returning to Greece, Mr. Hoc stood as a guest lecturer at the Athens Campus of New York College before joining ACS Athens in 2014.
Mr. Hoc has had the pleasure of working with learners across grade levels, both throughout the academic year as well as during the ACS Athens Summer Camp. Since joining ACS Athens, Mr. Hoc has served as Coordinator of the Learning Commons After School Enhancement Programs offered through the Institute for Innovation and Creativity, and has supervised IB Extended Essays in Human Rights, Economics, and History.
Dr. Evangelos Syropoulos holds a BA in English Language and Literature, an MA in English Literature and Culture, and a PhD in Musical Theatre from the School of English of Aristotle University, Greece. He has taught drama/theatre courses and essay writing at Aristotle University, Ghent University (Belgium) and Goldsmiths College (University of London). His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals in Greece, Belgium, and the UK.
As Writing Studio Coordinator, he draws on his vast experience in writing, both scholarly and creative (musical plays, film scripts, and pop lyrics), in order to help the students realize their full potential as young writers. This year, he additionally teaches IB English A: Literature, Year 1, IB Theory of Knowledge Senior Seminar, and Film Writing/ Production. He has also co-coached the ACS Athens Academy Duet Acting team and participated in the Mentor Program and the New Colleagues Mentor Program. Dr. Syropoulos is a College Board-certified AP Capstone teacher, receiving his training at McBride High School, Long Beach CA, in 2017.
Ms. Anderson received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Douglass College, an Master of Science from Rutgers University in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Columbia University in Finance.
She is the library manager for the Elementary and the Academy / Middle School Libraries.?
Marietta Garbis was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. She completed a program of Business Studies at Lasalle College in Montreal.
She has been at ACS Athens since 1992, and has served as the Academy Attendance Officer and in administrative support roles in the Academy and Middle School offices and Student Services. She is currently the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the Institute for Innovation & Creativity.
Born and educated in the United States, Ms. Karvouniaris was a member of the ACS Athens faculty from 1979 until 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Miami University (Ohio) and a Master’s degree in Special Education from Western Michigan University. Her extensive post graduate studies include the areas of history, education and writing across the curriculum. During her 35-year career at ACS Athens, she taught European History, Sociology, Contemporary World History, Theory of Knowledge, IB History and Humanities Honors. She has also taught Middle School Social Studies/Language Arts (MACOS).
Ms. Karvouniaris was Chair of the Social Studies Department from 1990 until 2006. She served as Division Chair for Humanities and Arts from 2011-2013.
A firm believer in life-long learning beyond the classroom, she has organized many interdisciplinary field study experiences for students in Greece and abroad. Based on these experiences, she and her teaching partner have presented workshops on field study as a strategy for individual inquiry at NESA and Niarchos Foundation Learning Differences international professional conferences.
She is a member of the international chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, the honorary organization for professional educators.
After her retirement in September of 2014, she joined the ranks of Emeritus Faculty.
Presently she is a Research Assistant at the Learning Commons in ACS Athens.
Mr. Athanasios Palos-Papantonopoulos was born in Sydney, Australia and raised in Athens, Greece.
His studies include a Certificate in Audio Description 2008 ADA London, EAVE post graduate studies in Cinema production 1994 and Interactive Media 1995, B.A in Cinema CCNY City University 1984, a diploma in Television BBC London 1980, an HND diploma in Cinema 1980. Teacher for Cinema & TV courses from 1986 to 2003 in Cinema & TV School ‘Papantonopoulos’. TV producer from 1987, Co-founder of AKTIS AVteam from 1999.
Accessibility producer for films, television programs and ebooks from 2000.
Media Director for the AHEPA in Greece.
Member of the Board of Directors at the Association of Greek alumni of American Universities.
Founding member of the Movement of artists with disabilities.
Member of the Emancipation movement for the disable: «Zero Tolerance».
Ms. Antonia Pentoti was born and raised in Athens, Greece. She holds a B. Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Patras, with the highest grade of the graduation year and a M. Sc. in Mathematical Modeling in Modern Technologies and Finance from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Her Final Project was a combination of Applied Mathematics and Fluid Mechanics under the title "Modeling of the slip condition in micro-channel flows".
During the past 18 years she had the opportunity to teach Mathematics to students of different grades and levels, preparing them to succeed in the University entrance examinations, as well as working with University students. This is her first year at ACS Athens and she will be assisting Middle School and Academy students with Mathematics at the Math / Science Studio.
She speaks Greek, English and Italian and in her free time she enjoys playing the piano, painting and reading.
Born and raised in Greece by a Greek/American family, Ms. Psoma holds a BA in Greek Language and Literature, with a specialization in Linguistics, from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and a Master of Arts in Translation from the University of New Hampshire in the US. She has a teaching license from the Greek Ministry of Education for both English and Greek and also speaks German and learns Arabic. She has been in Education since her early academic years, teaching Ancient and Modern Greek, Latin, and English language to students of all levels. In her second year as the Writing Studio Assistant, she is helping with the College Essays, Personal Statements, and the Research Programs. She also teaches Greek in Middle School (Greek LA 8) and Academy (Greek 6) to native speakers. She firmly agrees with L. Wittgenstein’s phrase that "the limits of my language are the limits of my world" and strongly believes that knowledge in ACS Athens has no limits, making her even more proud and excited to be a member of the ACS Athens Community.
Mr. Simos Sylaidis was born in Gutersloh a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and raised in Athens, Greece.
His studies include an HND diploma in Direction of photography in Cinema & TV 1979.
Editor, compositor for AUDIOVISUAL SA.
Technical manager for AKTIS AVteam from 1996.
Accessibility editor for films and television programs.
As hobby, he is a scratch builder scale modeller.
Born in Italy, Dr. Marco Crivellaro holds a PhD in Classics from the University of Ferrara (Italy) and an MA in Cultural Studies from the University of Nevada, Reno (USA). A certified ESL teacher, he's also a member of the IATI (Italian Association of Translators and interpreters) and of the IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting).
As an educator, he has worked in the USA, Italy, France, Monaco, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Japan teaching Comparative Literature, History (with an emphasis on the Renaissance and the American History), Ancient Greek, Latin, Classical Civilization, Literary Humanities, Western Civilization, Italian Literature, Art History, Philosophy and English as a Second Language.
Dr. Crivellaro's researches primarily focus on the cultural continuity of the classical heritage in the modern and contemporary society. He has excitedly joined ACS in 2018 as a substitute teacher for History, Literature, ESL and Foreign Languages.
Ms. Victoria Poulou was born and raised in Athens. She holds a B.Sc. in Physics and a M.Sc. in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mechanics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). Both her Dissertations were on experimental physics (optics and spectrophotometry). She has attended scientific conferences and contributed to the NKUA telescope observations of the 2004 Venus Transit and the 2006 Total Solar Eclipse outreach missions.
Since 1998 Ms. Poulou has been teaching Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology to students of all levels, assisting them to enrich their scientific knowledge, acquire learning skills, and succeed in their Introductory Exams to University. During the previous school year she was a teacher of the ACS Math Support, Learning Commons After–School Enhancement Programs. This year she will be a Math & Science substitute teacher and a Math Studio assistant.
Ms. Tsopoglou-Gkina was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Biology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Master of Science in Environmental Biology from Utrecht University, the Netherlands, where she worked on a biodiversity related published research. She has started her PhD thesis in the field of Biology Didactics, researching students' conceptions of gene function and heredity.
Ms. Tsopoglou-Gkina's previous experience extends from running numerous Environmental Education programs to teaching Biology at a vocational school for assistant nurses.
She is excited to contribute to the scientific spirit and the vibrant school community of ACS Athens in her dual role as a Science/Math substitute and Math Studio teacher.
In her free time she enjoys dancing, traveling and reading.