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Mrs. Zoe Kourtidou

My name is Zoe Kourtidou and I am a Greek teacher in Saint Demetrios school. This is my 3rd year teaching Greek in this school and my 19th year as an educator. I got my Bachelor's degree in Greek language from the Aristoteleio University in Thessaloniki. This year I work mostly with the 4th and 5th grade. I am working with students that some of them they don't speak Greek or they need some extra help to understand their classwork and to enrich their vocabulary. I enjoy helping them learn Greek and feel more confident to speak in Greek. I want everyone in my class to be happy and my goal is getting my students excited about learning Greek.                                                                                                                                                                                              Teaching Greek as a second language can be really challenging as I need to inspire my students enough to make them love the Greek language and try their best to learn it. Besides this, since Saint Demetrios is the most renowned Greek American school, the Greek language is a national heritage that we need to respect, in order to preserve our culture, history and religion.