Degrees and Certifications:
B. A. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki- Elementary Education Teaching ESOL to Adults Certification Teaching of Modern Greek as a second/ foreign language Certification (expected completion in June 2019)
Welcome to Mrs. Stella’s class! I will be your child’s Pre-K teacher for this year. This is my 3rd year at St. Demetrios Elementary school as a Pre-K teacher. I was born, raised, and studied in Thessaloniki (Macedonia-Greece). I have been teaching Modern Greek in all levels for 4 years and I’m also an ESOL instructor for HANAC in the evenings.
In Pre-K we organize our lessons and activities in order to emphasize the Pre-K curriculum goals. Students thrive in a warm and encouraging environment, thus my first priority is to create this atmosphere by providing communication that fosters a positive learning space for all students. I always follow the principles of Hellenism and promote a sense of Greek Community and the community at large.
My favorite education quote:
“True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own”.