Vasilena is the inspirer of The English School. She is a PhD candidate on the department of Psychology, National Kapodistrian University of Athens and passionate about students' inclusion in education. She has been trained as a Systemic Psychotherapist and she is a BSc Psychology major (UCLan). Vasilena firmly believes that every learner has the potential to flourish under specific educational circumstances and she is dedicated to providing better learning opportunities. She also holds a BA in English Language & Literature, National Kapodistrian University and a Master of Education (MEd) in Special Education Needs & Counseling from LJMU, England. She is specialised in psychoeducation and counseling of parents and their offsprings as well as in teenager and young adults' anxiety issues. She has attended numerous seminars and conferences around the world both as a speaker and as a participant, discussing and understanding mental health issues and educational prospects. She is an active member of One Girl Foundation and an Awarded Ambassador of Children's Rights.
Director of English Studies
Danae holds a BA in English Language & Literature from National Kapodistrian University of Athens and a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics and TESOL in Leicester, UK. She is responsible for preparing candidates for admission to universities in England, for which the acquisition of specific certificates - such as IELTS, UCAT, BMAT, and LNAT - is required. She has attended various EFL seminars and workshops in tutoring students with physical and mental impairments and she is specialised in innovative teaching methods. Being committed to her profession, she has accomplished to apply theory into practice through designing and carrying out teaching sessions using digital teaching material. Danae is dedicated to designing innovative learner-centered curricula, which focus on each student's unique learner profile.
Teaching Unit Co-ordinator
Anastasia is specialised in planning and delivering inquiry based lessons which engage and motivate students. She holds a BA in English Language & Literature from National Kapodistrian University, Athens and she is an Authorised Trainer User LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3. Anastasia is experienced in teaching English through a range of individual and group activities, including role play, movement, dancing, singing, cooking, arts and nature activities, fostering a fun and active learning environment.
In her long teaching career, she has managed to make English learning a pleasant journey, effectively maintaining interest and providing interactive atmosphere, enabling students to significantly improve their skills.
THE ENGLISH SCHOOL
The English School was conceived as an idea in 2016 by Vasilena Stavropoulou, psychologist and special education professor. After working for a decade in schools and institutes of mental health, she came across an educational gap primarily in English language teaching, where learners had to spend nearly 8-10 years to master the language. At the same time inclusivity for special education learners was non existent and the idea became a necessity. The English School opened its doors in November 2018 and since then, its mission is to mainly inspire and broaden students' horizons, to teach them how to think critically and then lead them to successfully mastering the English language.