Ms. Andrikopoulos, born in Melbourne, Australia, earned a Bachelor of Science Education with a major in Mathematics from Melbourne University, Australia 1983.
Ms. Andrikopoulos has been teaching at ACS Athens since 1989. She has taught Science and Mathematics at all elementary, middle, and academy levels and has worked extensively with the curriculum.
Ms. Andrikopoulos has also held Math Bowls, Math Clubs, Mathematical Olympiad Programs, and SAT classes for interested and motivated students. She has taught students in the Youth-to-Youth Program, helping them adjust and integrate within a regular daily school program.
Ms. Andrikopoulos has been JK -12 Mathematics Coordinator for over ten years, developing and implementing curriculum initiatives. She has also led the school as an Internal Coordinator for Accreditation, leading the Middle School with Action Research and supporting the Sustaining Excellence protocol.
Through many enriching experiences during her teaching career, Ms. Andrikopoulos has published articles on “The Art of Teaching Mathematics” and "Brain Research and Cognitive Thinking”. She has also been an active participant and school presenter at NESA Conferences in Europe and Asia, AERO Mathematics Conferences in Europe, and USA, ICODL and EDEN-OSOS Conferences in Athens, Greece.
Ms. Andrikopoulos has also published a series of mathematics books, "Mathematics A Thematic Approach Books 1, 2, 3" for upper elementary and middle school students to help them consolidate, use, and apply mathematical concepts. She has also published a mathematics book "General Knowledge Math Refresher" to help educators prepare easily and thoroughly for their Teaching Certificate.
As a scholar and educator, her research in recent years has involved finding ways to enhance conceptual understanding of mathematics. Her Action Research work mainly focused on Cumulative Assessments, Student-Designed Culminating Projects, Instructional Rubrics, Best Fit Differentiated Instruction Models, and Cultivating positive mindsets to demonstrate Sustainable Development Goals through student models to address global challenges.
Ms. Andrikopoulos has also created school videos through the ACS Media Studio as she has implemented various processes with her students in and out of the classroom on Project-Based Learning.
Ms. Andrikopoulos is currently the Elementary School Principal. She takes great pride in being a member of ACS Athens and is always looking forward to implementing best practices supported by a professional learning community framework. She is passionate, and her goal is always to cultivate a positive, healthy school environment where students feel confident and strong.
Ms. Andrikopoulos values providing opportunities for students to develop into independent thinkers and responsible, conscious citizens. She is continually and carefully working towards supporting the best-fit learning path for our students.
Ms. Andrikopoulos enjoys traveling, exploring new places, and spending time with family.
Mr. Arsenikos was born in Athens, Greece. He was raised in Melbourne, Australia. He holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry and a Master in Environmental Chemistry and Technology obtained from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. During his undergraduate and postgraduate studies, he participated in numerous oceanographic and environmental programs.
He has been in education since his early academic years teaching science to students of all levels. Since 2010 he has been responsible for the creation of multiple e-learning projects in chemistry and math for elementary, middle and high school students.
Mr. Arsenikos deeply believes in hands-on learning as a vital component in the process of fostering scientific thinking in students.
He is excited that he'll be able to share his love for science at ACS and support students to creatively discover on their own, new ideas and concepts.
Ms. Marianna Sidiropoulou completed her studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Hellenic Open University. She graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy - Education - Psychology with a Major in Pedagogics and Teaching Methodology (UOA), a M.Sc. in Teaching Methodology and Assessment (OUA) and M.Ed. in Adult Education (EAP), both with Excellency. She holds a Specialization on “Teaching Greek as a Second/ Foreign language” (University of Patras), which she merged with a year Course (Aegean University), as well as Certificates in English, French Languages and Arabic (basic).
She has rich experience in the public and private sector in teaching Greek to native and non-native speakers for more than 20 years, the last 8 at ACS Athens, where she taught the Greek Language Arts Courses (6-9 grade), the Greek B in M.S. and the Greek Youth-to-Youth Program. As a Fellow at the ACS Athens Institute, she has completed the “ACS Athens Virtual School Training Program “, designed and taught the Virtual Course “Modern Greek Language and Mythology I”. She is currently teaching Greek Language Arts 8 and Greek B Courses, where she brings Greek culture on the front. She also serves as co-advisor for the Chinese-Greek Intercultural Club to enhance student engagement in a multicultural environment and foster inclusivity. Teaching experience includes a position as a Lecturer at The Higher Military Educational Institutions and at the Higher School of Pedagogical and Technological Education as an academic associate on Teaching Methodology and Assessment, where she also conducts demonstrations to teachers so that they acquire the Pedagogical Competence.
Through enriching teaching experiences during her teaching career Ms. Sidiropoulou has published articles and educational books in Greek, French and Arabic; she has been an assessor of the Greek Language Center since 2009 and a certified adult trainer by the Ministry of Education. She attended a series of professional development opportunities and presented her work at a number of International and local conferences; she often contributes to ACS Athens Ethos magazine and co-authored the chapter "Middle and High School implementations of Moodle Facilitated Blended Instructional Designs" (2021 publication “Handbook of Research on K-12 Blended and Virtual Learning Through the i²Flex Classroom Model”).
Ms. Sidiropoulou’s goal is to support students with the essential resources and tools to foster independent learning and inspire self-reliance in them to evolve into reflective inquirers and advocates of Conscious Citizenship. She pursues any opportunity to optimize the learning process and student growth and success, while is a strong believer in lifelong education and personal development.