Mrs. Katerina Belesi, Director of the Greek Language School, was born and raised in Greece. She completed her university studies as the University of Patras with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Studies. From Mrs. Belesi “Early in my studies, I realized that I love to share and enrich my knowledge in new ways, and this led me to extend my interests in the scientific field of Classical and Humanity Studies which opens up avenues of knowledge and offers the flexibility of human thinking and critical perspective very important in the acquisition of language.” Upon completion of her undergraduate studies she continued art and innovative practices in teaching with her graduate courses in Ancient Greek Theater. In 2012, she relocated to San Diego, CA. Mrs. Belesi has taught for us in our Greek Language School and we are delighted to have her bring her experience and expertise to the role of Director.
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Mrs. Despina Geotas, Teacher of the Greek Language School, was born and raised in Athens, Greece. Immigrated to the United States in February 1968. Worked for many years in New York City and Palm Desert, CA (Palm Springs area) in the accounting department of the hospitality industry. Was for many years a professional translator and court interpreter. During the past fifteen years her favorite pursuit has been teaching the Greek language. Enjoys gardening, reading, and traveling.
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Eleni Papaioannou was born and raised in Greece. She earned her BA from the School of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In parallel she pursued her classical studies in piano and she received her teaching Diploma from the Hellenic Conservatory of Music and Arts. In Greece, she has worked in education for over 15 years as teacher and director of studies in a foreign language private school. She moved recently to San Diego where she is excited to participate in the educational activities of the Greek School. Learning languages increase critical thinking skills, the creativity and flexibility of the mind in young children. She is currently attending Child Development classes at the Mira Costa College.