Karnesioti, Antigoni, Academy Optimal Learning Program Specialist-Inclusion

Ms. Antigoni Karnesioti was born in Athens, Greece and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. During her studies, she also earned a specialization certificate in Special Education from the same University. In June 2018, she earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Sciences from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, after having completed her educational research practice at Rutgers University, NJ, USA. At the moment, she is undergoing her second specialization in Special Education and Learning Difficulties from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Ms. Karnesioti is fascinated by educational neuroscience and developmental psychology and tries to keep up with new training and research on these fields to enrich her educational practice.

She has been working as a Special Education teacher since 2014 and is a firm practitioner of implementing up-to-date educational research in the school setting. She believes that differentiated instruction based on each student's needs and learning profile is key to supporting children with or without learning difficulties.

She is a member of ACS Athens and the OLP Department since 2020. Last year, she was responsible for the Inclusion Model in Academy, where she assisted in delivering differentiated instruction in classes like Combo and Geometry. This year she will be working as an Academy OLP Specialist, where she will be directly supporting and empowering Academy students to reach their fullest academic potential.

Ms. Karnesioti has been a volunteer teacher of Greek as a second language to refugees and refugee children since 2019. She is also fond of creative writing and cinema and this year she will be making her first short film about accessibility in the city of Athens.

email: karnesiotia@acs.gr