Andriani Arampatzi is a School Director at Senior High School of Aperi in Karpathos, Dodecanese Islands (till end of June 2023) and a Social and Economic studies teacher at secondary education. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Management from University of Macedonia, a Bachelor Degree in Political Sciences from University of Crete and Master Degree in Continuing Education from University of Macedonia. She is certified in Special Needs Education and in Braille language. She has over fifteen years of professional experience and personal commitment in administrative and teaching positions of secondary education, institutions of adult education and she has also worked with socially vulnerable groups such as prisoners, immigrants and Roma. She likes to consider herself more as a facilitator in the learning process than a teacher. Therefore, she uses a variety of teaching methods such as cooperative and experiential learning, role playing and simulations, learning through games, through participating in Panhellenic Competitions for students; at the same time she emphasize the use of art in teaching. Teams of her students have reached the finals in Panhellenic Competitions about innovation and entrepreneurship. She constantly collaborates with institutions that offer educational programs to schools certified by Greek Institute of Educational Policy and with other European schools through E-twinning programs. As the stimuli that students receive nowadays increase, she considers that the challenge for a teacher is to achieve the engagement of students in the learning procedure and for that reason she keeps herself updated to new teaching techniques through seminars and workshops. She is a member of the Scientific Association for the Promotion of Educational Innovation and has been a reviewer of proposals in Panhellenic Conferences of the Association with international participation. As a Fulbright Scholar she wishes to enhance and broaden her knowledge and skills in innovative teaching approaches, expand her interdisciplinary approach of social issues and to create a network with international teachers so she can form collaborations between her students and their peers from other countries in the learning procedure. In the future, she wishes to deal with the writing and creation of educational material.
Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program
High School of Aperi, Karpathos Island, Dodecanese
Twelfth General Lyceum of Athens
Eva Iliadi graduated from the English Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and has earned her M.A. in Human Rights from the University of Sussex with distinction. She has been teaching English in formal and non-formal education classrooms for the past 7 years. Eva is currently working as a substitute teacher in secondary education and is an active member of her school community. She has previously worked with refugee and migrant students in various refugee camps across Attica, Greece. While working with a number of civil society organizations, Eva created and published educational material for the social and emotional empowerment of refugee students. Her goal, as a Fulbright grantee, is to examine how human rights education can lead to a more participatory learning and to, therefore, promote school communities characterized by inclusion, diversity and respect.