Greek School

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.



First day of Greek School was September 12, 2023
5-7pm Greek School Blessing and PTO Meet and Greet
Prek - 5 - Tuesdays 5-7pm
6th grade and above - Wednesdays 5-7pm


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Greek School Evangelia Dounis -

Greek School PTO Kara Rexinis




Evangelia Dounis- Director of Kimisis Greek School and Lead Teacher
Evangelia was raised in New York to parents of Greek descent. She attended a Greek- American Elementary School growing up till moving to Long Island, NY.  Most of her summers were spent with her grandparents in Sfakia, Crete where she was immersed in the language and culture.  Evangelia attended CUNY Queens College and has a minor in Modern Greek, a BS in Linguistics, Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language and second Masters in School Administration.  She is proud of her 20 year teaching career and ready to spread her love of the Greek language and culture with your children. 

Eugenia Manekas

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.


Despina Markos

Despina Markos has been teaching Greek school for 8 years.  She was 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.


Christiana Hadjiavraam- Teacher

Christiana was born in Cyprus and moved to New York in 2017. She currently resides in Matawan with her husband and their two kids.She holds a BS in Geology and Geoenvironment awarded by National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration awarded by University of Nicosia. She is also a licensed Realtor with experience in residential properties market in NJ. Lastly, she speaks Greek, English and Spanish and she loves traveling and shopping.
Maria Plakas - Teacher
Maria Plakas was born in Athens, Greece.  She moved to the US at a very young age. She attended Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek- American Elementary School in Brooklyn where she excelled in Greek language class. She scored a perfect score at the Greek Regents and obtained the highest award of excellence by the Archdiocese at graduation. It wasn’t long after that, where she realized the love she had for teaching and pursued a career in Education.  She’s a graduate of CUNY Brooklyn College in Elementary Education with a second Bachelors of Art in Child Psychology and a minor in photography. This will be her 8th year teaching Greek school . She resides in Holmdel with her husband and their triplet girls . She loves traveling to Greece to visit friends and family. Her passion and desire to educate our language and culture to our children grows stronger each day. 

Roula Tsoukaris

Roula was born in Queens, NY and raised in Chios, Greece.  She has worked with children in many different capacities, which include, tutoring and teaching the Greek language and culture, for over 20 years.  Most recently, she taught at Kimisis Greek Afternoon School from 2008-2021.  Roula was the first teacher at Kimisis Holmdel to prepare students who successfully passed the Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek administered by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.   

Roula is passionate about the Greek language and culture and loves to work with children of all ages.  She stays informed of effective teaching techniques by attending seminars offered by the Archdiocese.


2023 Graduation 



Title: Greek Independence Celebration 2023