Mrs. Ellie was born in Athens, Greece and she studied Mathematics. Despite the fact that she always intended to follow a career in education, post-graduation, she chose to follow an MBA course from which she graduated in 2008 with a distinction. It may seem an oxymoron yet management skills turned out to be very useful to a teacher!
Her interest in Education led her to London where, in September 2008, she qualified as a Teacher from the General Teaching Council for England and Wales (QTS No: 1030338). Mrs. Ellie is First Aid qualified for Babies, Children & adults. She taught at the Primary classes of "High Barnet Hellenic School" in London for one year whilst training as a teacher at the "Park View Academy" in Tottenham, London.
In September 2009 she moved back to Athens for a year and she taught kids 18 months to 6 years old at "My PlayCe" private school. In 2010, she moved to Zurich, Switzerland and started working at "Zurich International School", where she taught for two years.
In August 2012, she did the next stop in her career and she started leading Kinder Connection International School while her vision for creating her own school became a reality!
Mrs. Ellie is a PhD student in the field of Evolutionary Developmental Psychology. A field that inspired her to built her own school focusing on each child's emotional and academic development.
Mrs. Kiki is a graduate of the department of Early Childhood Education at the University of Macedonia. Her working experience as a teacher in few of the most recognised Kindergardens in Thessaloniki, stimulated her interest in Special Education as in her class there were pupils with additional support needs.
As a result, Mrs. Kiki furthered her knowledge on this field by participating in full year seminars and by working with children with Down Syndrome, Attention Deficit, Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism.
Lydia Bratou was born in Lausanne, Switzerland. Her mother tongues are German and Greek. Lydia studied the field of speech therapy in Greece. After two years of professional experience in Greece, she decided to come back to Switzerland, the place where she was born, in order to attend a Master in Special Education.
Lydia happily became a member of EvoKids' team in order to help children who learn or communicate in a different way, to maximize their language and communication skills, always respecting their special needs and the unique learnig style of each one.
Athena has studied Classical Philology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA) and has specialized in Advanced Grammar and Punctuation. She has served as modern Greek language and modern Greek literature teacher. In her work experience she came across students that have learning disabilities and she has developed learning strategies that aid students to success. Athena speaks also the ”Greek Sign Language”.
Jovial, curious and studious, has a wide experience in education of K-12 children. Early and primary years school classrooms; summer schools and innovative learning spaces constitute her working environment for about 8 years now. She holds a Bachelor degree in Education and Teaching and she is qualified as a Teacher from the National College for Teaching and Leadership of England (QTS No.: 1745963). After three years of professional experience she decided to attend a Master in “ICT - Information and Communication Technology for Education” at the Early Childhood Education Department of Athens University, from which she graduated with distinction.
Maria's area of expertise is Education Technology with particular scientific interest in “game based learning” and “digital storytelling”. In addition, several of her research papers have been presented in international scientific conferences. Throughout her teaching career she developed plenty of digitally enhanced educational scenarios and designed as well “mobile media learning” oriented games for museums with the use of mobile devices.
Her lively interest in innovative learning approaches led her to the Model Experimental School of Piraeus; a primary school directly associated to the Primary Education Department of Athens University, which provided her with the opportunity not only to expand her experience as a PYP teacher, but also as a supervisor in training for the Bachelor Student Teachers of Athens University.