I graduated from 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 in 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.
However, family reasons forced me to return to Greece at the end of 2004. In Greece, I taught for the Hellenic American Educational Foundation for 12 years, from 2005 to 2017. During these years, I taught history, Greek language, and 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 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.
Upon returning to the United States in the summer of 2017, my focus shifted to various roles. Currently, I work on website design and development projects for the Advanced Technologies Group, contributing to their technological endeavors. In addition to this, I serve as the director and technology coordinator of the Holy Trinity Greek Afternoon School of New Rochelle, where I oversee a group of nine teachers and lead technology initiatives. Finally, I hold the position of tech teacher for Iona Prep and teach computer science courses for Iona University.
Simultaneously, in the fall of 2021, I started an online Doctoral program in Educational Technology at Boise State University, marking the beginning of an exciting new phase in my educational and professional journey.