In this page you can find the biographies of our staff members.

Despoina Kerassioti

I was born and raised in Greece where I completed my Bachelor's Degree in Greek Philology at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. I recently moved to the UK (2020) to earn my Master's Degree in Language Sciences with specialization in Neuroscience of Language (University of Reading).I have been a proud member of the Greek School of Oxford community since 2020 and recently got appointed by Pearson as an LTL examiner for International GCSE in Modern Greek.

Eirini Galara

My name is Eirini Galara,I studied French Language and Literature (BA) at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), where I developed an interest in Teaching Modern Foreign Languages in various settings. I accomplished myMaster’sdegree (MEd) in teaching French as a Foreign Language at the Hellenic Open University (Greece).For 13 years I was teaching languages in Greece and I was an Examiner for the French Institute of Athens (Delf/Dalf).

I am a Qualified teacher (QTS) and since 2014 I worked in Primary and Secondary Schools in the UK. I am a Lesser Taught Languages Examiner (LTL)s for GCSE/International GCSE Greek and a Moderator For GCSE French.

Apart from Greek, English and French I also speak Spanish and I have a great passion for languages and cultures .My ambition is to make students realise the importance of learning a new language, promote my native language (Greek) and been Ambassador of the Greek culture and traditions.

Dimitrios Karampas

Dimitriοs Karampas is currently a DPhil candidate in Classical Archaeology at the University of Oxford. Dimitrios is an active Maritime archaeologist with working experience in different countries. Dimitrios received his diplomas from the University of Crete (BA) and the University of Southampton (Msc). His passion for Ancient History and the Greek culture made him become part of the Greek school of Oxford.

Angeliki Tzortzatou

My name is Angeliki Tzortzatou, I was born in Athens, and have been living in Oxford for the last six years with my husband, Konstantinos and my 2-year-old daughter, Mary. I graduated from the School of Philology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2008. I worked as a private tutor, teaching primary and secondary pupils. After completing my studies in Greek sign language, I worked at an Institution for Deaf and Hard of Hearing based in Athens. I later moved to the UK, in 2016, to complete my Master’s in Education at the University of Reading. For the last five years, I have been working as a primary teacher at a state school in central Oxford, teaching children in KS1 and KS2. Since last year, I am working as a teacher at the Greek School of Oxford every Saturday, teaching the Reception Classes and Year 1.

Anna Pavlidou

Μy name is Anna Pavlidou and I am a teacher in the Greek school of Oxford. I obtained my Bachelor in Education, in Early Years, on 2014 from the University of Volos. I am fluent in English, but I can also speak German and Spanish. I work Monday to Friday as a cover teacher in a local primary school here in Oxford. I have a big love for literature and the arts, including the art of cinematography. I am really happy that I am part of the Greek school of Oxford family helping our children stay connected to our language and culture.

The Greek School of Oxford has two certified teachers for the correction of written and oral exams related to GCSE: Despoina Kerassioti and Eirini Galara.