Coalition Language Representatives

  Dimitra Georgouses the Director of Peripatein: A center for Greek language and culture which offers classes in downtown Chicago, suburban Chicago, and online. Dimitra has a background in elementary education, special education, English as a second language (ESL), and bilingual education. Her research is focuses on heritage Greek speakers in the diaspora and adapting teaching strategies to their unique needs. She has previously taught at the University of Chicago Linguistics Department as an adjunct instructor in Modern Greek. She has directed the Education Department and Greek school at the National Hellenic Museum for seven years. She was born and raised in the United States but holds close ties to Greece and Cyprus. She holds a Masters degree from DePaul University in Elementary Education and endorsements for teaching elementary and middle school, ESL, special education, and bilingual education. She holds a Greek teaching endorsement from the University of Cyprus and completed her Education Specialist degree in Curriculum Studies with a research focus on Greek curriculum from DePaul University. She is passionate about creating evidence-based Greek curriculum to fit the unique needs of heritage Greek speakers.

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Eva Prionas, Ph.D., taught Modern Greek Language, Literature, and Culture at Stanford University. She supervised and worked closely with instructors of the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs), designing curriculum, leading colloquia, workshops, and seminars on the teaching and learning of the LCTLs at the local and national levels. Her work focuses on promoting best practices and novel methods of instruction that take advantage of technologies and digitally based innovations to create interactive, state of the art language learning environments. She has designed digitally mediated courses for LCTLs in collaboration with school districts and university programs. She is the founder of the American Association of Teachers of Modern Greek (AATMG) and the ACTFL Modern Greek Special Interest Group (ACTFL Modern Greek SIG). She has been working with community-based schools of the Greek diaspora and she has been a mentor to Modern Greek language programs across the country. Her contributions have resulted in professional development and mentorship programs, and continuous advocacy for community-based language education. A native of Athens, Greece, Eva received her B.A. degree in Literature and Classics from the National Kapodistrian University of Greece and her Ph.D. in the field of Education from Stanford University. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.


Stavroula Skrepetou was born and raised in Greece. She has taught in private and public schools in Greece -- Ancient and Modern Greek Language, Latin, History, and Literature. In 2012, she moved to the United States with her family and, since then, has taught the Greek language to middle and high school students and adults in schools in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Her three children have all attended Greek schools. During her professional career, she participated in numerous seminars and programs focusing on the quality of education and the improvement of skills for teaching Ancient and Modern Greek language and on teaching Greek as a second/foreign language. She has also written annotation booklets for Ancient Greek Language textbooks. Since 2013, she has been an examiner in the examinations of Greek language competency program. In August 2022, she assumed the position of Director of St. Katherine Greek School in Falls Church, Virginia. Saint Katherine serves as one of the oldest Ellinomatheia test centers and the only one in the DC area. In July 2023, she was appointed by the Center for Greek Language (CGL), which is an official body of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Greece, as its official representative for the St. Katherine Ellinomatheia test center. In this capacity, she is responsible for coordinating all actions toward the seamless execution of the exams. She is passionate about teaching and promoting the Greek heritage and language and their impact on the entire world. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature and Classics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. 

Published: Tuesday, October 8, 2019