Ms. Carla Tanas is a successful entrepreneur with strong social leadership. A citizen of the world with deep intercultural understanding and international experience having lived in 3 continents United States, Middle East, and Europe. She started working from a young age and managed to have successful exits. Carla is the co-founder and managing partner of Industry Disruptors-Game Changers (ID-GC), a not-for-profit organization empowering the youth and problem-solvers towards innovation and entrepreneurship in Greece and abroad. Carla founded and is the Managing Director of the Future Agro Challenge (FAC), a global initiative for the future of food & agriculture, which is the main arm of Industry Disruptors as an effort to seek sustainable solutions in food insecurity, biodiversity, and climate change by bringing together a passionate and innovative ecosystem. FAC's mission is to bring agripreneurs to the frontlines for an improved food system by integrating all cultures, and empowering farmers as caretakers of our earth's land. FAC, since its inception in 2015, is continuously growing now operating in 64 countries across 5 continents. Ms. Tanas, is also a visiting lecturer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the top-rated international MSc program of the Athens Medical School (internal evaluation 2016) in collaboration with Alexander Fleming Biomedical Science Research Center, in Molecular Biomedicine, training the next generation of Biomedical Researchers and Innovators. Ms. Tanas is passionate about innovation and ecosystem building. She is part of the Global Entrepreneurship Network, a TEDx advocate and organizer, as well as a member of the United Nations Committee of World Food Security Private Sector Mechanism and Youth Council Advisory. Ms. Tanas is a graduate of the Questrom School of Business, Boston University.
Ms. Tanas is an alumna of ACS Athens, (class of '99) who has now returned to ACS Athens to assume the Dean of The Institute position.
Ms. Katerina Apostolaki is an education professional with over seven years of experience in the EFL/ESL teaching and certification industry. Ms. Apostolaki earned a bachelor’s degree in English Language & Literature from the University of Athens and a master’s degree in International & European Studies from the same university. She also holds a CELTA certificate from British Council Greece and has attended several workshops in IB, digital learning and instructional design.
Before coming to ACS, Ms. Apostolaki taught a variety of age groups ranging from kindergarten to university students in Asia and Europe and worked as a Speaking Examiner for the British Council. Her interests lie in the learning technology, course engagement and e-learning training sectors. Ms. Apostolaki is an IATEFL member of the Learning Technologies and Business English Special Interest Groups as well as a volunteer Graphic Assistant for the IATEFL BESIG. Other than teaching, she specializes in records management, course administration, interchanges with diverse external audiences and public speaking.
MaryAnn Augoustatos is an educator. Her field of specialty is high school mathematics and international school administration. Born and raised in Manhattan, New York and being of Greek descent she has spent over three decades as an educator at the American Community Schools of Athens Greece ( ACS Athens). She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Masters of Arts in Education. She is a certified International School Administrator and has received her secondary mathematics teaching certification from the State of New York.
She is currently the Director of the Learning Commons at ACS Athens, an entity in our school that she was instrumental in co-establishing. The Learning Commons is the center of student and faculty collaboration, learning, research and knowledge construction at ACS Athens. This learning space provides our students and faculty with state of the art facilities, such as a media studio, a math and science studio, a writing/research studio, an incubator of students’ creative ideas , an Artificial Intelligence lab and more. These spaces are staffed with professionals having expertise in the fields of Mathematics, all Sciences, Writing, Research, Literacy, STEAM education, and Media. Students and faculty function as architects of their own learning as they pursue their intellectual curiosities. The Learning Commons is commonly referred to as the heartbeat of education at ACS Athens.
Prior to being a Director of the learning Commons, she spent almost a decade as a Middle School principal at ACS Athens and almost two decades as mathematics department chair.
Upon entering ACS Athens she taught mathematics for 20 years and spent 16 years of her instructional career as the Mathematics Department Chair having created the position of Elementary School Math Specialist and the ACS Athens Mathematics Competition as a few of her highlights. Her teaching experience consists of High School Mathematics courses throughout all academic levels with an emphasis on IB and Honors level courses. Two years prior to becoming Principal, she assumed the position of JK-12 Technology Department Chair concurrently. During her principalship, she began and completed a full curriculum review process for all courses school-wide at ACS Athens.
Additionally, Ms. Augoustatos is a chair of the Middle States Association. She has been on multiple team visits as a team member and chair serving the Committee of Institution-wide Accreditation of the Middle School Association of Colleges and School (MSA) in the Middle East and Europe. At ACS Athens she is currently chairing the re-accreditation process school wide through MSA's Sustaining Excellence protocol.
Ms. Constantinides was born in Cairo, Egypt. She earned a Bachelor of Education in Physical Education and French Language at McGill University; she received an M.A. in Exercise Physiology from the same institution, an M.Sc. in Sports Administration from Louisville University and an MBA from University of Indianapolis.
Ms. Constantinides is an ACS Athens Alumnus (class of '79) and returned to ACS Athens as a Middle School Physical Education teacher in 1986. She holds the position of Athletic Director since 1998.
Ms. Constantinides was the event manager in a number of International Sports projects, such as the McDonalds Classic in Paris, the NBA Jam Tour in Greece, the NBA 3 x 3 tour in Greece. In addition, she has worked in the Sydney 2000 Olympics, was the Venue and Competition Manager for Softball in the Athens 2004 Olympics and was the appointed Technical Delegate for Softball in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, as well as the venue and sport manager for the Special Olympics that took place in Athens in July 2011. She was the Assistant Technical Delegate of the World Summer Special Olympic Games of 2015 in the sport of softball.
She was a member of the ISST Executive Board from 2006-09, a member of the International Softball Federation Executive Board from 2008-09, is presently the Vice-Chair of the ISAA conference (International Schools Athletics Association), and is the recipient of the “Women and Sport” Award by the International Olympic Committee.
Linos Meitanis is the Theater Manager at the Theater at ACS Athens since September 2006.
Before joining the ACS Athens family, he worked in the film industry as a director of photography and camera assistant and in the entertainment industry as light designer and technical production coordinator.
He is experienced in stage lighting, stage automation, filming, editing and technical production coordination.
He graduated from the Hellenic Cinema and Television School Stavrakos as a Cinematographer.
Ms. Perakis was raised in Newport, Rhode Island. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary and Special Education from Salve Regina College and a Masters of Arts in Special Education from Lesley College. She is currently working on a post graduate degree on Improving Student Learning and Quality of Teaching in International Schools from Buffalo State SUNY University. Ms. Perakis holds several teaching certificates including certificates for teaching students with mild-moderate-severe learning differences and handicaps.
For the past ten years, she has co organized the ACS Athens Annual Learning Differences Conferences, a continuing effort to raise awareness on the subject of educating children with learning differences. Ms. Perakis has also served as a team member on the Committee of Institution-wide Accreditation of the Middle School Association of Colleges and School (MSA), and on the study and research group at John Hopkins University for bringing the CTY program to Greece.
Since 2010, Ms. Perakis has been selected to serve on The European Council of International Schools (ECIS) Special Education Needs (SEN) Committee. She is also the Vice President for the Professional Special Education Society in Greece, a founding member of the Hellenic Institute for Study and Research of Learning Disabilities and serving on the IB Special Education Needs (SEN) Committee, as well as, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Education committee for Learning Differences.
For the past five years she has served as a consultant to the ACS Athens Institute for several projects; including work for the Educational and Diagnostic Testing Center, Teaching the Shadow Teacher course, organizing events such as the Inclusion conference, the All class reunion, etc. Recently she has agreed to support and consult at the Development Office. A life long learner who considers ACS Athens her second home since 1981.
Spiros Vangelatos holds a Bachelor’s Degree (B.Sc.) in Accounting and Finance from the University of Birmingham and a Master's Degree (M.Sc.) in Finance and Investments from RSM, University of Rotterdam.
After his studies, he worked as an auditor for 6 years, initially taking part in and later directing audits of listed and multinational companies.
Varvara Voulgaraki is a native of Greece. She was born and raised in Athens. She has attended seminars in cultural management and exhibition curating throughout Europe. She has studied stage management at LAMDA (London Academy of Music And Dramatic Art.)
Ms. Voulgaraki earned a degree in History and Archaeology from the Philosophy School of the University of Ioannina. She speaks English and Italian.