Athina Malea holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the English Language Department of Aristotle University and she holds an MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the Hellenic Open University. She has been teaching English in Secondary and Primary Education state schools for 15 years in different types of schools Intercultural and Experimental.
Her priority is to familiarise her students with new teaching and learning techniques and to promote the use of ICT in class. She runs a lot of projects and European programs (Comenius, Teachers4Europe,eTwinning) in her classes. She also works with the English Department of Aristotle University on university students' vocational training and evaluation and the Ministry of Education department promoting UNESCO’s goals.
As a President of the English Language State School English Teachers Association of Northern Greece she cooperates with school advisors, national and international associations and organises educational seminars and workshops.
By attending the 2017 SUSI program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign she intends to broaden her knowledge on the US educational system and culture and integrate various aspects of American history and culture in her classes. She also aspires to share this gained knowledge with her students and colleagues and give an international dimension to her class.