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Welcome to Greek School of Kimisis Tis Theotokou Holmdel!
Our approach to teaching is through activity-based learning and interactive lessons. Our native-speaking teachers bring many years of experience and passion to teaching our Greek language, history and culture. Our goal is for each student to reach their highest potential in the pursuit of Greek education. In order for our students to have maximum exposure to the Greek language, our teachers emphasize speaking only Greek in the classroom.
Καλώς ήρθατε στο Ελληνικό Σχολείο της Κοίμησης της Θεοτόκου στο Holmdel!
Η προσέγγισή μας στην εκμάθηση και τη διδασκαλία της Ελληνικής γλώσσας περνάει μέσα από το παιχνίδι και η διδασκαλία της γλώσσας επικεντρώνεται στην επικοινωνία. Οι δασκάλες μας γεννημένες και μεγαλωμένες στην Ελλάδα έχουν πολλά χρόνια εμπειρίας και διαθέτουν μια αγάπη και ένα πάθος στη διδασκαλία της ελληνικής γλώσσας, της ιστορίας και του πολιτισμού μας. Στόχος μας είναι κάθε μαθητής να πετύχει το καλύτερο αποτέλεσμα στην εκμάθησης της Ελληνικής. Οι δασκάλες μας δίνουν έμφαση στη συνομιλία μέσα στην τάξη ώστε οι μαθητές να μάθουν κανόνες επικοινωνίας.
Meet Our Teachers
Amalia Vapheas – Lead Teacher and Director of Kimisis Greek School
Amalia was born in Larisa, Greece. She received her BA in Economics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece. She completed 2 Master’s degrees, one MA in Financial Economics at the Aristotle University and a second MA in Environmental Economics at Louis Pasteur Strasbourg, France and completed 2 years of PhD. She then met her husband and moved to America, raised 2 beautiful girls (fluent Greek speakers) by the shore in New Jersey and have been working for AT&T for 20 years.
She taught Ancient and Modern Greek in Greece for more than 8 years and taught Greek and French at the Language School at Red Bank for 5 years. She was a Greek school teacher in Saint George Asbury Park and Kimisis tis Theotokou and run the adult conversation class for AXEPA. She tutors in French and she is a member of the Hellenic Link and the French Association of Monmouth County. Her language teaching experience with her technology studies led her to become the director of the Kimisis Tis Theotokou and she is very passionate about spreading Greek culture to our community!
Roula Tsoukaris – Assistant Director of Kimisis Greek School
Roula has been teaching at Kimisis Greek School for the past 10 years. Prior, she was assisting at Greek School in Brooklyn, NY and Falls Church, VA. Mrs. Tsoukaris implemented the first program for Kimisis students to take the Examination in Modern Greek given by the Archdiocese. She was born in Astoria, NY and was raised in Chios, Greece.
Eugenia has been teaching at Kimisis Greek School for more than 15 years. She holds a MA in Tourism and has extensive teaching experience with Greek Language, culture and history. She is very passionate to share her knowledge and teach our kids.
Mrs. Maria Maroulis grew up in Athens where she finished High School. She studied Accounting at Saint George College of Athens. Here in the U.S. completed a CPI training and earned the PRAXIS certificate.
She has tutored many kids in Greek language and has taught in Greek School in Lincoln NE. She is married to Seraphim Maroulis and she has 3 kids that they are fluent in Greek.
Mrs. Maroulis is teaching K and 1st grades here in Kimisis since 2017, and she is a current employee of East Brunswick High School.
Despina Markos has been teaching Greek school for 8 years. Last summer (2018) she got certified after attending the Archdiocese Greek School Seminar in Cyprus. She loves working with children and her teaching philosophy is to make learning fun with lots of hands on activities.
Click below (Greek School SP2018) for photos and events of 2017-2018 as they appear in our Kimisis Journal
Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek School
2017 – 2018
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Education / Ελληνική Αρχιεπισκοπή Αμερικής Πρόγραμμα Ελληνικών Σπουδών
-Mythology – Μυθολογία
-Ancient Olympia – ΑρχαίαΟλυμπία
-Acropolis Museum – ΜουσείοτηςΑκρόπολης
Greek Independence Day Parade