I graduated from the Philosophical School of University of Ioannina in Greece with a Bachelor’s degree in History. At 2000 having a developing interest in emerging technologies and their integration in education I came to the United States and entered the M.S. program in Educational Technology of 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 at 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 and Greek Language & Literature (modern and ancient) for Junior High 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 Ancient Greek Language and Literature for Junior High School for 3 years.
Finally, 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 at the Academia.edu page.
On the summer of 2017 my family and I relocated back to the United States. Since then I have been teaching Greek to both kids and adults for the Holy Trinity Greek Afternoon School of New Rochelle, NY. This year, I also started teaching 1st and 5th graders at the Archangels Greek Afternoon School of Stamford, CT.