Dr. Athina Nella has served as a Scientific Counselor at the Institute of Educational Policy (former Pedagogical Institute - Athens, Greece) for more than 6 years. During this period she was in parallel appointed as Coordinator of the Scientific Unit for Vocational Education (2016-2020) and Head of the Scientific Offices for: a) International and European Educational Policy (2018), b) Evaluation and Assessment of Educational Work (2018-2020) and c) Development of Curricula and Educational Material in Primary and Secondary Education (2020-2021). In this context, Athina has coordinated and implemented various projects and workshops for curricula development in the fields of Economics, Business Administration, Marketing and Civics, while she has also been actively involved in textbook writing and research concerning the apprenticeship institution and the evaluation of educational material. Additionally, she has organized and implemented various teacher-training seminars and workshops. Earlier, during her Ph.D. studies, Athina was a scholar of the State Scholarships Foundation while she was awarded with scholarships for both her undergraduate and graduate studies at Athens University of Economics and Business; she also holds a second Bachelor in Sociology and graduate certificates in Pedagogics and Vocational Counseling. Before joining the Ministry of Education in 2007, she acquired valuable professional experience in the private sector working for companies like Procter & Gamble and Hellenic Communications Organization. Her main research interests evolve not only around marketing, where she holds a Ph.D., but also VET, learning outcomes, school culture, management, entrepreneurship and leadership issues in education. Athina’s participation in the 2021 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary School Educators fills her with great enthusiasm and is expected to be a milestone in her career.
Scholarships for US and Greek Citizens
Educational Advising / Study in the USA
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