- Bachelor Degree in Physical Education, University of Physical Education and Sport Science in Athens (1996)
- Masters Degree, University of Lyon, France (2001)
Mr. Dimitropoulos is a Physical Education Teacher and Coordinator for Physical Education. Mr. Dimitropoulos was raised in Athens, Greece. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Physical Education from the University of Physical Education and Sport Science in Athens (1996) and then received his Masters Degree through an International Olympic Committee's Program (MEMOS - Executive Masters in Sports Organisation Management), from University of Lyon, France (2001).
Mr. Dimitropoulos has worked as the Baseball Competition Manager for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and has also observed the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. He has published a book on baseball.
He recently authored a chapter in the 2016 publication "Revolutionizing K-12 Blended Learning through i2Flex Classroom Mode".
He has been the Varsity Girls Basketball coach, Varsity Boys Volleyball coach and HS Track & Field coach since 2006.
Mr. Dimitropoulos is a certified lifeguard and an emergency responder (CPR/First Aid for adult/child/infant).
Ms. Dimitropoulou was born and raised in Athens, Greece. She earned her bachelor degree in Physical Education from the University of Physical Education and Sport Science in Thrace (2019).
She has been playing volleyball since 2004 for Athina Magoufana’s team. While studying in Komotini she was a member of the Niki Alexandroupolis team in the A2 national division for two years. Having received her degree in Physical Education she returned to Athens where she currently plays for her old team, Athina Magoufana.
Ms. Dimitropoulou has been coaching the Magoufana’s team since 2014 and was also an instructor at the ACS Athens Summer Camp in 2017 & 2018.
This is the first year she is coaching the JV Girls Volleyball team.
Ms. Labrini Rontogiannis was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and moved to Athens in 2004. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology at McGill University and a Bachelor of Education, specialization in Science and English Literature, also from McGill. Ms. Rontogiannis has also received a M.Ed. specializing in Educational Technology through an online program at the University of Calgary.
Ms. Rontogiannis has been teaching at the ACS since 2005 and she takes pride in getting involved in all aspects of student life; both in and out of the classroom. She has taught Language Arts in the Middle School and Academy and Science in the Middle School. She has coached Girls Junior Varsity and Varsity Volleyball teams for a number of years, at ACS Athens and in Montreal Public Schools.
Ms Rontogiannis has also taken part in many professional development opportunities both in Athens and abroad, as well as presented her own work at a number of conferences. In 2014, she presented at the ICALT conference in Athens, and was the recipient of the Best Poster Award. She has also designed and implemented both the Online Summer Health course that she has been teaching since 2014, as well as the eighth grade i2Flex Health course that she designed and taught in 2016 and is still running today. She has also taught online courses through ACS Athens Virtual.
This year Ms Rontogiannis is teaching 9th grade Biology and 6th grade Computer Science, and is the coordinator for ACS Athens Virtual and Technology Integration, as well as the Chair of the Division of Technology.
Outside of the classroom, Ms Rontogiannis is proud to be involved extensively with the Athletic department. She has coached Girls Junior Varsity and Varsity Volleyball teams for a number of years, at ACS Athens and in Montreal Public Schools. If she’s not coaching or volunteering for athletic events, she’s on the sidelines cheering on the ACS Lancers. Her dedication to athletics extends outside school where she earned certification as an official indoor cycling (Spinning) instructor. Her most recent athletic endeavor is long distance biking.
Ilias Karapiperis was born in Beirut, Lebanon. He has a Bachelor's degree in Commercial Shipping from London Guildhall University. He has played soccer in numerous amateur clubs and has an UEFA B' coaching license. Mr. Karapiperis has been coaching soccer academies since 1996 and has worked with Olympiakos F.C. Academies Network from 2002-2012 and is the founder and owner of Nikites F.C. Academy since 2004.
A graduate of the ACS Athens class of 1992, Mr. Karapiperis had been a member of the varsity soccer team in grades 10, 11, 12 and was the captain during his senior year. He considers coaching youngsters to be his life mission and through soccer, he aims in inspiring and influencing students to believe in their will power, discover their strengths and acquire values that set the foundation for a successful and fulfilling future.
Mr. Dean Moraitis was born in New York but raised in Athens where he attended ACS Athens from 1967 as a third grader and played for the youth teams of Panathinaikos.
After graduating from Penn State, Dean continued his soccer career in New York playing Semi Pro and began his coaching career in 1989 where he coached at various levels including High School, College, Semi and Professional. He also ran his soccer academy, European American Soccer Academy from 1994 thru 2019. He holds various coaching certificates in soccer.
He has coached boys and girls soccer at all levels and is presently an assistant with the Girls Varsity team at ACS Athens.
Mr. Mikros was born in New Jersey and raised both in the United States and Greece. He earned a bachelor’s in History from Kean University in Union, New Jersey, and a post-bachelor degree in Physical and Health Education (K-12). He is certified by the State of New Jersey to teach Physical Education/ Health. He worked as a substitute Physical Education teacher in public schools in the United States before moving to Greece.
In 2013 Mr. Mikros co-presented a workshop at the ECIS Physical Education Conference, Surrey Sports Park, England, titled “Ice Breakers, Bonding Activities for the first day of school.
Apart from being an emergency responder (CPR/First Aid for adult/child/infant), Mr. Mikros is a certified Lifeguard and a (Level D) wall climbing operator/supervisor.
He has been a member of AAHPERD (American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.)
Mr. Mikros has been a member of the ACS faculty since 2005, teaching Physical Education to Elementary School, Middle School, and Academy students. He is currently teaching 7th and 8th grade Middle School Physical Education. In addition, he has been involved with the Saturday Youth-to-Youth program responsible for the athletic activities. For the past 30 years, Mr. Mikros has been a folk dance instructor, volunteering his time to teach and preserve his culture here in Greece and in the United States.
Mr. Mikros is the coach for the Middle School and Academy Cross Country Teams, the Junior Varsity Boys Soccer, and the Middle School Track & Field Teams.
Mr. Nick Naoum was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa and holds a coaching certificate in soccer.
He has coached boys and girls soccer at all levels and has also been a Varsity Coach at ACS Athens for several years. As an athlete Mr. Naoum has played soccer in semi-pro level and was a member of the Belgian league for the team of Anderlecht.
Mr. Naoum is an ACS Athens alumnus (class of 1979).
Ms.Natasha-Natalia Antoniou was born in New York, USA and raised in Athens, Greece. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and Sports Science from the International and Kapodistrian University of Athens specializing in Swimming and Waterpolo. She has a coaching license by the general secretariat of sports and she is a certified lifeguard (CPR, first aid for infant, child, adult). Moreover, she has a baby swimming certificate and has also been a physical educator for kids with special needs.
Ms. Antoniou has been a swimmer since the age of three; some years later she joined water polo and had been a member of the junior national team of Greece. Ms. Antoniou has worked as a coach for ten years at the club team Okeanos where she was also an academy supervisor. For the past two years she is a coach for the club of Panathinaikos (at the Olympic stadium). With both teams, Ms. Antoniou has participated in various competitions with her athletes all over Greece. Ms. Antoniou has been working at ACS Athens for the past three years during summer camp. As of this year she will also be coaching in the after school Swimming Academy.
Mr. Justin Cramer grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. He went on to Buena Vista University where he earned his B.A. in General Science with an emphasis in Biology, and Secondary Education. He taught for 8 years in Midwestern United States teaching a variety of science subjects including Earth Science, Biology, Environmental Science, Physical Science, and Astronomy. He earned an M.A. in Secondary Education Administration from University of Central Missouri.
This is his tenth year at ACS Athens and he will be teaching Biology 9, Earth & Beyond, and AP Environmental Science.
Outside of school Mr. Cramer enjoys spending time with his family, being active, playing and watching sports, traveling, movies, listening to music, and reading.
Ms. Efi Karatopouzi was born in Greece having a Greek Australian citizenship (Australian mother) and was raised abroad until she finished first grade. Then, she came to Greece where she graduated from Greek High School and continued her studies at the School of Physical Education and Sports Science at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, where she earned her B.A. with specialization on Track and Field. In 2017, she earned her B.A. in Child Psychology at the University of the Aegean. She currently got her diploma in Mindfulness studies from the USMASS memorial institute of Massachusetts. She holds a Play therapy diploma, and she is also a Kids Yoga family instructor.
Ms Karatopouzi has participated in personal development courses regarding teaching methods for large classes as well as teaching physical education to kids with autism. She is an official Archery, Track and Field, and National Nordic coach.
Ms. Karatopouzi has a rich experience in physical education. She has worked as a fitness teacher for many years in several sports clubs for adults and children and as a volunteer physical education teacher at Zannia Institution, where she worked with abused children. She has been a member of the Greek National Track & Field team for 15 years and has competed in national and international competitions in Greece and abroad. She is co-founder and co-creator of Fitness Nordic. She is also the author of a children’s book on Role Exercise workout: A new way to make kids' fantasy work with creativity by listening and exercising.
Ms. Karatopouzi began working at ACS Athens in 2016 as a Physical Education Teacher in the Elementary School and has undertaken different posts in the Athletic Department in all three schools and ACS Athens Summer Camp since then. In 2017 -2018, she piloted a Mindfulness program for students in Junior Kindergarten classes, which has continued to run up to this year also. Her pilot Mindfulness research paper was presented at the International Mindfulness Convention, held in Slovenia. She has also offered her services voluntarily to the Youth-to-Youth Program at ACS Athens.
Ms Karatopouzi has done an action research in the MBS program that she has been working in ACS. School since 2017.She has published her research in books and magazines and presented as well in various conference in Europe.
Ms. Karatopouzi is also a member of the ECIS committee on Physical education.
Ms Karatopouzi is a certified Rescuer from the Greek political protection and a Certified BLS Instructor from ERC.
Mr. Chris Kourtis was born and raised in Athens, Greece. He studied Physical Education and Sports Science at the University of Athens, where earned his Bachelor's Degree in 2003, specializing in Tennis.
He has been actively involved in teaching Physical Education at ACS Athens since 2009, at all three school levels. Currently, he is teaching MS 8th and 7th grade Physical Education.
In 2018, Mr. Kourtis was recognized by Stanford University for his exceptional teaching and his dedication as an educator and a mentor.
During the 2020 and 2021 lockdowns, Mr. Kourtis joined the "Home base PE summit" and participated in more than 20 webinars with PE professionals from all around the globe.
Mr. Kourtis is a member of the American Coaching Academy, where he is gaining valuable professional development and resources.
Besides his teaching background, Mr. Kourtis, is a certified lifeguard, a (level D) wall climbing operator/supervisor and has successfully completed the Emergency First Response Course that follows current guidelines for emergency patient care.
Mr. Chris Kourtis has been coaching tennis since 2001 and, in 2007, joined the ACS Athens Tennis Academy, coaching team. He is also the coach of the ACS Athens Middle School Tennis team.
Mr. Schoenefeld was born in Dusseldorf / Germany. He attended the DTB/VDT tennis trainer education for four years and has received three of the highest Tennis training diplomas with different specializations during this time, which are all recognized by the ITF.
His specializations reach from ”main stream club tennis" up to "training and Micro, Meso, Makro training/ tournament planning" and the training of sport psychological components of and for professional tennis players. (“High Performance Athlete Development” and guidance of professional tennis players)
In addition, he has attended various seminars as "Optimal Biomechanical Movement Structures in the tennis sport ", "Sport psychological aspects and their importance in professional Tennis"; “Enhancing the Zone performance of professional athletes”;also, he has completed an emergency first response course that follows current guidelines for emergency patient care, and many more.
He has been at ACS Athens for the past 15 years, and manages the ACS Athens Tennis Academy as its coordinator and Head coach.