ACS Athens President, Dr. Peggy Pelonis, to serve on the ECIS Board of Trustees
Dr. Peggy Pelonis was recently elected to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS). Founded in 1965, ECIS is a non-profit global organization that exists as a professional life force for members, a vibrant network of thoughtful doers and change-makers.
ECIS plays an active role in creating a movement that helps change the way the world learns and now ACS Athens is playing an instrumental part.
Membership represents 500 communities and 65,000 passionate educators and leaders in over 80 countries on six continents. ECIS is focused on skill development and creating a culture of lifelong learning to ensure that all students at ECIS member schools know they can become the doers of the future, by encouraging them to be thinkers.
When asked why her new role at ECIS is important for ACS Athens, Dr. Pelonis responded:
The rapidly changing face of education brings to the forefront a need for educational institutions to not only navigate change but to initiate change. Serving on the BoT puts me in a position to "remain at the forefront of trends and big picture thinking that affect the education sector" but also allows the voice of ACS Athens, as a sustaining excellence school, to be heard globally partaking in the shaping of future education.
When asked what she hopes to achieve as a new member of the ECIS Board of Trustees Dr. Pelonis gave this answer:
It is both a privilege and a responsibility to work with the ECIS leadership but also with members of the BoT with leaders from schools around the world. Staying abreast of researched educational trends and working to provide the best tools, resources, and innovative ideas to member schools will be something I will strive for along with this excellent team of educators.