Our Team

     

    Mrs. Kiki Pagkou (Team Leader - Learning Support Teacher / Teacher of German)

    Mrs. Kiki is a graduate of the department of Early Childhood Education at the University in Thessaloniki, Greece.
    Her working experience as a teacher in few of the most recognised Kindergartens 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.Kiki has been working in Switzerland in private and public educational institutions since 2016. She has an excellent knowledge of German, English, Italian, French, and Greek. Mrs. Kiki is First Aid qualified for Babies, Children & adults.

     

    Ms. Angela - Stella Gargaretas (Substitute Teacher of German)

    Angelina was born in Zurich, Switzerland. She holds the Michigan Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE) and the Goethe-Institute certificate in German (C2). She studied German and English at the University of Zurich and wrote in her Bachelor thesis about the challenges of multilingualism at a psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic level.
    She is currently studying for a master’s degree in English and German literature and linguistics at the University of Zurich.

     

    Mrs. Thalia Giagtzi (Teacher of English)

    Thalia is a teacher of English with over ten years of experience in educating Preschool and Primary students.
    After completing her studies in English and Greek Language and Literature, she got her master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy.
    Dedicated to providing quality instruction and fostering a positive learning environment with focus on pupils’ individual needs.
    Certified in teaching English in Early Childhood in bilingual environments.
    She believes in the importance of bilingual education through individual support and development.

     

    Mrs. Triantafyllia Geitonidou (Teacher of Greek Language, A1-B2)

    Mrs. Triantafyllia is a graduate of the department of Primary school education at the University in Alexandroupoli.
    Her love and compation for kids of all ages started from a very young age. Having participated in a lots of seminars about children's psychology and education of children in special needs. Having worked with children of all ages and needs made her experience grow more. That includes private teaching lessons, live in house-nanny, teacher in school with children in special needs and extra teaching assistance in kindergartens.
    She lives in Switzerland since 2016 and extended her experience through our the years working in public and private institutions.
    Mrs. Triantafyllia has an excellent knowledge of English, German and Greek.
    Mrs. Triantafyllia is first Aid qualified for Babies, Children and Adults.

     

    Mrs. Evina Fragkouli (Substitute Teacher)

    Ms. Evina studied Philosophy and Literature at the Kapodistrian University of Athens and has worked to public and private institutions in Germany, Switzerland, and Greece.
    She extended her post graduate studies to Special education and Psychology.
    Ms. Evina has lived in Germany – Constance, Athens – Greece and Zurich - Switzerland and worked a teacher of French and Greek.

     

    Mrs. Maira Latta (Teacher of English - Certificate Preparation)

    Maira showed from an early age an inclination towards reading and language learning so later, studying English Language and Literature with a specialization in Linguistics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens was a one-way career path. Soon the passion of teaching was instilled in her, so she started pursuing becoming a successful English teacher.
    After 10 years of having taught more than 200 students in the prestigious private school of Kantas, in numerous language schools such as So Easy and in one-to-one private lessons, she moved to writing and presenting academic papers in National conferences throughout Greece on issues such as Group Dynamics in the school environment and projects on the European Language Day.
    Alongside, she continues teaching English to students no matter their age and competence level, preparing them for Cambridge, Michigan, TOEFL and IELTS exams. Later on, she moved on studying for her master’s degree in the Harokopio University of Athens where she completed her degree in Administration of Education and wrote her thesis on the Social Capital of Educators in schools of the 2nd District in Athens.
    In 2017 she moved in Zurich, Switzerland. There, she got her CELTA Cambridge certificate becoming a Cambridge accredited English teacher for both young and adult students while continuing teaching in one-to-one private lessons. After a while she got involved in one of the most prestigious motor sensory integration programs for children, the Australian KindyROO. She underwent extensive training on primitive reflexes inhibition and sensory integration for babies and toddlers specializing in designing and executing various activities such as tactile massage, exercises for strength, coordination, body awareness and balance, vestibular stimulation, large motor development, fine motor skills and musical cultivation.

     

    Mrs. Athena Marinaki (Substitute Teacher of Greek Language, A1-B2)

    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.

     

    Eleni Vlachaki, MSc. (External partner, Speech Therapist)

    Eleni Vlachaki was born in 1984 in Heraklion Crete. Her mother tongue is Greek. Miss Vlachaki studied Speech Therapy in the University of Patra’s in Greece and she is practicing speech therapy since 2008. In 2020 Miss Vlachaki completed a Master Degree in Educational Psychology in the Neapolis University Pafos in Cyprus. Eleni Vlachaki lives in Switzerland and practicing speech therapy for Greek speaking children since 2015.
    She is helping children facing speech and articulation disorders, learning difficulties, developmental disorders, autism, intellectual development disorder (mental retardation, down syndrome, and hearing loss / deafness.

     

    Mrs. Lydia Bratou (External partner, Speech Therapist)

    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, to attend a master’s in special education. Lydia happily became a member of EvoKids’ team 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 learning style of each one.

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