I graduated from the Philosophical School of the University of Ioannina in Greece with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in History. In 2000 having a developing interest in emerging technologies and their integration into education, I came to the United States and entered the M.S. program in Educational Technology at Iona College. I received my Master’s degree in 2002, and I was honored with the “Departmental Award for Excellence in Educational Technology”.
Based on my academic performance and the recommendation of the faculty of the Computer Science Department, I was hired as an adjunct instructor (September 2002). After one year of teaching both graduate and undergraduate classes, I was given a full-time appointment as a Visiting Instructor in 2003.
Family reasons, though, forced me to go back to Greece at the end of 2004. In Greece, I worked for the Hellenic American Educational Foundation for 12 years, from 2005-2017. During these years, I taught History, Greek Language & Literature (modern and ancient) for Middle School, always integrating technology into the curriculum as HAEF is a Pathfinder School, part of the Microsoft Partners in Learning Innovative Schools Program. I was also the department coordinator of the Ancient Greek Language and Literature for Middle School for three years.
During these years, I took part in many conferences presenting papers relevant to my main interest; the integration of technology in the classroom. You can read some of my publications on the Academia page.
In the summer of 2017, my family and I returned to the United States. Since our return, I have been teaching Greek to kids and adults online and in-person for the Holy Trinity Greek Afternoon School of New Rochelle, NY, and the Archangels Greek Afternoon School of Stamford, CT. I have also been designing and developing websites for the Advanced Technologies Group.
In August 2021, I took on a new role as Director of the Holy Trinity Greek Afternoon School. I also began teaching at the Greek American Institute of New York and started an online Doctoral in Educational Technology at Boise State University. This marks the beginning of an exciting new phase in my educational and professional journey.