Ute Ackermann-Boeros, Social Studies Department

Position:
High School/IB History and TOK Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
Teaching Degree for History, English and Italian, University of Tubingen (Germany)
Masters in International Relations, University of Nicosia, CY
PGCEI, University of Nottingham, UK

Vasiliki Athanasiou, Elementary Department

Position:
Grade 2 Teacher Assistant & Outdoor Educational Coordinator for Elementary

Degrees & Qualifications:
BA Primary School Education, University of Cyprus
MA Special and Inclusive Education, University of Cyprus

Brittney Bair, Elementary Department

Position:
Elementary Reading Specialist & Literacy Coordinator

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.A., in Special Education, Missouri State University, USA
M.A., Reading Specialist & Dyslexia Therapy, University of Central Arkansas, USA
Teaching Certification in Special Education, State of Arkansas, USA

Chris Bloomfield, Learning Support Department

Position:
Elementary Learning Support Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.A., in Philosophy, Indiana University, USA
M.A., Special Education, San Francisco State University, USA
Teaching Certification in Special Education, State of California, USA

Maria Carneiro Leao, Learning Support Department

Position:
Elementary Counselor

Degrees & Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University College London, UK
Master’s Degree in School Counselling and Guidance, New York University, USA
Teaching Certificate/Post Graduate Certificate in Special Education Coordination, Leeds Beckett University, UK

Bryan Cavanagh, Elementary Department

Position:
Grade 4 Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.A. Education, Elementary K-8 Endorsement, Western Washington University, USA
MA in Mathematics and Literacy K-8 from Walden University, USA
Teaching Certificate from Washington State, USA
Middle Level 6-8 Mathematics Endorsement

Mackenzie Cavanagh, Elementary Department

Position:
Grade 3 Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.A. Education, Western Washington University, USA
Endorsements: ELL and P-12; Reading, P-12; Elementary Education
MA in Integrating Technology in the Classroom, Walden University, USA
Teaching Certificate from Washington State, USA

Heather Charalambous, Science Department

Position:
Middle and High School/IB Biology, Head of Science Department

Degrees & Qualifications:
BSc in Wildlife & Fisheries Science from Texas A & M University, USA
MSc in Entomology, University of Arizona, USA
Teaching Certificate from the State of Arizona, USA
Endorsement in English Immersion Certification, Arizona, USA

Maria Charalambous, Modern Languages Department

Position:
Elementary and Middle School Greek Native Language Teacher
Head of the Modern Languages Department

Degrees & Qualifications:
BA, Byzantine & Modern Greek Philology from The University of Cyprus, Cyprus

MA, Late Antique & Byzantine Studies from The University of London Royal Holloway, UK

Pantelis Charalambous, Elementary Department

Position:
Grade 5 Teacher
Elementary Divisional Coordinator & Internal Coordinator for Accreditation
World Minecraft Mentor

Degrees & Qualifications:
BA, Elementary Education from The University of Cyprus
MA in Applied Linguistics/ TESOL, Teacher’s College Columbia University, USA
PGCEI in Education from the University of Nottingham, UK

Amy Clerides, Leadership Team

Amy Clerides Position:
K-12 Principal

Degrees & Qualifications:
BA in Elementary Education from The University of Wisconsin, USA
MA in Education from Southern Connecticut State University, USA
MA in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University, USA
Teaching Certificate from the State of Connecticut, USA

Kika Coles, Fine Arts Department

Position:
IB/American Diploma Coordinator, IB Visual Arts Teacher & Fine Arts Department Head

Degrees & Qualifications:
BA in Fine Arts from Kingston Polytechnic, UK
MSc in Educational Leadership from Leicester University, UK
PGCE in Art and Design, De Montfort University, UK

Dana Colucci, Elementary Department

Position:
Elementary English Language Learning Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.A. Education, Early Childhood Endorsement, Western Washington University, USA
M.A., in Art Education, Lesley University, USA
Certification in Educational Administration, Western Washington University, USA
Certification in English Language Learning (TEFOL), Western Washington University, USA

Casey Combes, Elementary Department

Position:
Grade 5

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.Sc. Elementary Education, Belhaven University, USA
Teacher Certification in Elementary, K-6 from Mississippi State, USA

Vivian Constanta, Learning Support Department

Position:
English Language Learning Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
BA (Hons) in English Language Studies (EFL) for TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), University of Buckingham, UK
MA in Modern English Language, University College London (UCL), UK
Certificate in CELTYL (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Young Learners), University of Cambridge, UK
Fulbright Scholar, Certificate in FLTA (Foreign Language Teaching Assistant), Institute of International Education, USA

Lindsay Cooper, Elementary Department

Position:
KG5 Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.A., in Special Education, University of Northern Texas, USA
Teaching Certification in Early Childhood, ELL, and Special Education, Texas, USA

Thadd Correia, Fine Arts Department

Thadd Correia Position:
Grades 6-10 Drama Teacher
IB Theatre Arts

Degrees & Qualifications:
Bachelor of Arts, Hons., York University, Canada
Bachelor of Education, York University, Canada
Special Education, Part 1, York University, Canada
Special Education, Part 2, York University, Canada
Guidance and Career Education, York University, Canada

Ourania Costi, Math Department

Position:
High School Math/IB Math Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.Sc. Mathematics and Statistics, University of Cyprus
M.A. Mathematics Education, University of Cyprus

Alexis Coudounaris, Math Department

Position:
Grade 6 Math, Grade 6-10 Educational Technology, & Robotics Coach

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.Sc. in Mathematics, Ioannina, Greece
M.Sc. Educational Leadership, University of Nicosia

Andrea Damala, Fine Arts Department

Position:
Elementary Art Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.A Fine Arts, University of Kent, UK
M.A. in Art and Design in Education, UCL, Institute of Education, London, UK
PGCE, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Anna Deliyiannis, English Department

Anna Deliyiannis Position:
Middle & High School English Teacher
Middle School Coordinator

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.A., Suffolk University, MA, USA
M.A. in Education, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
Teaching Certification from State of Massachusetts, USA
Qualified to teach English as a Second Language, MA, USA

Andreas Economou, Science Department

andreas Position:
High School Physical Science/IB Chemistry Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.Sc. in Chemistry from Aristotelian University, Greece
M.Chem. in Organic Chemistry, The University of Manchester, UK
PhD in Organic Chemistry, The University of Manchester, UK

Brady Feutz, Health and Physical Education Department

Brady Feutz Position:
Elementary PE Teacher, Middle School Health Teacher/Middle School Coordinator

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.Sc. in Sports Science from Western Washington University, USA
M.A. in Teaching from Seattle Pacific University, USA
M.Sc. in Exercise Physiology from Western Washington University, USA
Teacher Certification from the State of Washington, USA
Certificate as Mathematics Specialist in International Schools from the US State Department Office of Overseas Schools

Dave Hanson,  Math Department

Position:
Grade 7-9 Math Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.A. Physical Education & Health Education and Coaching, Hamline University, USA
Teaching Certification and License in Grades 5-8; 7-12 Math, State of Minnesota, USA

Debbie Hanson, Elementary Department

Position:
Grade 3 Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.A. Elementary Education, University of Wisconsin, USA
M.A. Literacy and Learning, Hamline University, USA
Teacher Certification in Elementary Education, State of Minnesota, USA
Reading Specialist K-12, State of Minnesota, USA

 

Laura Helmerick, Science Department

Position:
Middle School Science Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.S. Secondary Science, University of Wyoming, USA
M Ed, Curriculum and Instruction
Wyoming Professional Standards Teaching Board Certification for Biology and Chemistry

 

Scilla Huber, Elementary Department

Position:
Grade 1 Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.A. in English Literature from Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials from CAL Berkeley, CA, USA
Masters of Education – Curriculum and Instruction from Mount Marty College, SD, USA

Rachel Iannacone, Social Studies Department

Rachel Iannacone Position:
Middle School Social Studies Teacher, K-12 Coordinator of Cultural Heritage Studies & Research Coordinator

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.A. in Art History from University of Pennsylvania, USA
M.A. in Architectural History from University of Pennsylvania, USA
PhD in Architectural History, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Martina Innocenti, Social Studies Department

Position:
High School World History/IB Economics Teacher; Model United Nations Coach

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.Ec. Economics, University of Bologna, Italy
B.A. Spanish and Latin American Studies, University of London, UK
M.A. in Didactics and Promotion of a Foreign Language, University of Ca Foascari, Italy
PGDE in Economics, Business Studies and Language, from Australia

 

Kate Jarrold, Fine Arts Department

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KG3-Grade 9 Music Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
BA in Music from Royal College of Music, UK
PGCEI in Education from the University of Nottingham, UK

Sharon Jernigan, Elementary Department

Position:
Grade 5 Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.A. Business, American Intercontinental University, USA
M.Sc. Elementary Education, College of Saint Scholastica, USA
Teacher Certification in Elementary Education, Minnesota, USA
Teacher Certification in Elementary Education, Illinois, USA

Amalia Kanaras, Elementary Department

Position:
Grade 2 Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.S. Elementary Education and Psychology, The College of New Jersey, USA
Teaching Certification in K-6, New Jersey, USA

Eva Karpasitis, Modern Languages Department

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Grades 6-8 Middle School French, IB Ab Initio French & German

Degrees & Qualifications:
BA Honors in German and French Philology from Freie Universitat, Germany
MA in French and Comparative Literature from L’Universite, Paris, X Nanterre
PhD in English Language and Literature, The Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Munchen, Germany

Katerina Loizidou, Modern Languages Department

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High School/IB French B Teacher & Extended Essay and Senior Writing Project Coordinator

Degrees & Qualifications:
BA in French Language and Literature, Aristoteleion University, Greece

Keri Lysandrou, Math Department

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High School Math/IB Math Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
BS in Mathematics, Illinois State University, USA

Tara Madrigal, School Counselor

  Position:
Grade 6-12 School Counselor

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.A. in Journalism and English, University of North Texas, USA
M.Ed. in Counseling, University of North Texas, USA
EC-12 Professional School Counselor certification, State of Texas, USA
6-12 English Language Arts Teaching certification, State of Texas, USA
6-12 Journalism teaching certification, State of Texas, USA
National Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors, USA

Irene Marinelli, Modern Languages Department

  Position:
Middle School Spanish teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
Teaching Degree in Spanish and English from the University of Tor Vergata Rome, USA
Teaching Qualification in French from the University of Glasgow, UK
PGCE in Secondary Education, Spanish, French, Italian, from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK

Alexis Michaelides, Fine Arts Department

Alexis Position:
Middle, High, KG3/4 and KG5 Visual Arts
Social Media Coordinator

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.A. Honors Fine Arts, Middlesex University UK
M.A .Fine Arts, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
PGCEI in Education from the University of Nottingham, UK

Matthew Miller, English Department

Position:
Middle School English Teacher, ELL Support Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.A. Psychology and Philosophy, Hastings College, USA
Ph.D University of South Carolina, Philosophy, USA
Teaching Certifications in Secondary English, World History and Geography, and Biological Sciences, State of Oklahoma, USA
Certified ELL instructor, University of Toronto

Arno Morales, Modern Languages Department

Arno Morales

Position:
High School/IB Spanish Teacher, Activities Director & Service Learning Coordinator

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.A. in French & Political Science, Humboldt State University, USA
Attended Faculty des Lettres Aix-En-Provence and Institut de Sciences Politiques, France
Teaching Certification from the State of California: Teaching credentials in Spanish & French

Anastasia Niakari, Elementary Department

Niakari Anastasia

Position:
Grade 1 Teaching Assistant

Degrees & Qualifications:
Certification of Proficiency in English – Michigan University, 2007
Certification in Child Care Management, College in Melbourne, Australia, 2011-2012

Lydia Panayides, Elementary Department

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Position:
KG5 Teacher Assistant & Levelled Book Room Coordinator

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.A. Business Administration from the European University of Cyprus

Elpiniki Papageorgiou, Modern Languages Department

Elpiniki Papageorgiou Position:
Grade 6 Greek Literature/High School/ IB Greek Literature Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.A. in Byzantine & Modern Greek from The University of Cyprus
M.A. in Sociolinguistics from the University of Essex, UK

Andreas Papapetrou, Fine Arts Department

Andreas Papapetrou Position:
High School Music Teacher, Pamoja Online Coordinator, Research Writing Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
Diploma in Piano Performance, State Conservatory of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ptychion (BA & MA) in Music Composition Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
MMus Composition Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, UK
PhD in Creative Practice (Music Composition), Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, UK

Petros Papapetrou, Health and Physical Education Department

Petros Papapetrou Position:
Middle and High School Physical Education
IB CAS Coordinator & Head of the PE Department

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.Sc. in Physical Education from Queens College City University of New York, USA
M.Sc. in Curriculum and Teaching Physical Education from Teacher’s College Columbia University, USA
Teaching Certification in Physical and Health Education from the State of New Jersey, USA

Nikos Papasolomos, Health and Physical Education Department

Nikos Papasolomos Position:
Elementary Physical and Health Education

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.A. in Physical Education from Summelweis University, Hungary
M.Sc. in Physical Education from Summelweis University, Hungary
M.Sc. in Exercise & Nutrition from Liverpool University, UK

Andria Photiadou, Modern Languages Department

Position:
Elementary Greek Native and Foreign Language Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
BA in Primary Education from the University of Cyprus
M.Sc. Education, University of Cyprus
M.A. Educational Management, University of Bristol, UK

David Poulus, English Department

Position:
High School/IB English Literature Teacher; Eco Club Advisor; Head of English Department

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.A. (Hons) Literature & History, University of Adelaide, Australia
M.Ed. Literacy, QUT, Australia
PGDE in English Teaching, QUT, Australia
PhD candidate, Griffith, Australia

Antonia Poyiadji, Modern Languages Department

Position:
Elementary Greek Foreign Language Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
Bachelor of Education in Primary Education from The University Of Nicosia, Cyprus
M.Sc. Educational Leadership & Management from Cyprus International Institute Of Management, Cyprus

Stacey Reichert, Elementary Department

Position:
Grade 1 Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.Sc. Early Childhood, University of Central Florida, USA
M.A. Early Childhood Education, North Georgia College University, USA

Wendy Sharbutt, Elementary Department

Position:
Grade 2 Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.A. Communications, Baker University, USA
M.Sc. Elementary Education, Long Island University, USA
Teaching Certification in Elementary, New York, USA

Marina Shiani, Elementary Department

Position:
KG3/4 Teacher Assistant

Degrees & Qualifications:
BA in Primary Education from the University of Cyprus

Misha Simmonds, Leadership Team

Position:
Director

Degrees & Qualifications:
BA, History, Princeton University, USA
MBA, Harvard Business School, USA
MSc, Educational Leadership, Baruch College – The City University of New York, USA

Avgoustinos Tsaousis, Math and Science Departments

Position:
IB SL/HL Math Teacher; IB SL/HL Physics & Head of Math Department

Degrees & Qualifications:
BSc in Physics, University of Crete
MSc in Physics, University of Cyprus
PhD Candidate, in Science Education, Frederick University
IB Math SL Training, September 2015
IB Math HL Training, September 2016
IB Physics SL/HL Training, October 2015

Sylvana Zarma, Elementary Department

Sylvana Zarma

Position:
KG3/KG4 Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.A. Honours in Educational Studies, Middlesex University, London
M.A. in Education (Psychology), Institute of Education, University of London
NCTL Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), UK
University of Cyprus – Pre-primary education Modules, Cyprus
IB PYP Certification – Making the PYP Happen in the Early Years
IB PYP Certification – Teaching and Learning

Dora Zessimopoulos, Learning Support Department

Dora Zessimopoulos

Position:
Learning Support Coordinator & Middle and High School Learning Support and ELL Teacher

Degrees & Qualifications:
B.Sc. York College City, University of New York, USA
M.Sc. in Special Education, Brooklyn College, USA
Teaching Certification in Special Education from the State of New York, USA