Faculty

Great schools are defined by great teachers

It is the culmination of daily interactions in each classroom that define a successful school. Exceptional teaching is a craft that is honed over years of experience, thoughtful reflection and continuous study. Good teachers can achieve results, but great teachers do more. They know when a student still doesn’t truly understand, even after a correct answer. They ensure that an advanced reader has a continual supply of books at his level, helping to curate a selection of favorites as they build a reading life. With a small class, great teachers can notice when a student is not his/herself, and have the time and ability to take them aside and talk one on one. Great teaching requires a collaborative effort of committed individuals with a shared vision and philosophy.

Each department works closely and frequently to improve the learning experience for their students, largely in Professional Learning Communities—faculty-led weekly meetings that identify areas for growth and implement solutions that are shared with the broader community. School leadership provides the tools necessary for success, including high-level resources, ample time for preparation, actionable feedback, and a joyful learning environment. University partnerships, such as Vanderbilt and Bank Street, provide the expertise and access to national and international best practices.

Take a moment to explore the faculty of each department. Their passion, commitment, expertise and student-focus are what make Fantis and our student achievement possible.

Quick Facts

76%

Hold advanced degrees

12

Average years teaching experience

86%

Students proficient or distinguished on state exams

Patty Paravalos

PK3 Teacher

Evelyn Conde

Teacher Assistant

Anna Celestino

Teacher Assistant

Aphrodite Dikeakos

UPK4 DL Teacher

Janet LaCorte

UPK4 Teacher

Xariklia Zaimis

Teacher Assistant

Monique Gonzalez

Assistant Teacher

Pinelopi Anastasiadou

Teacher Assistant

Kelly Moskowitz

Office/Teacher Assistant

John Decker

Physical Education Teacher

Thania Stavropoulos

Music & Performing Arts

Taso Gementzopoulos

Art

Jeannine Harris

Kindergarten

Andrea Giavroutas

First Grade

Quinn Pastor

Second Grade

Kathy Noufrios

Third Grade

Thalia Fasarakis

Fourth Grade

MaryRose Jancura

Fifth Grade

Maria Birney

Teacher Assistant

Stella Vasileiadou

Greek Language & Hellenic Studies

Thania Stavropoulos

Music & Performing Arts

Taso Gementzopoulos

Art

John Decker

Physical Education Teacher

Panagiota Lilikaki

English Chair & Dean

John Papadimitriou

Science Chair

Justine Pucia

Mathematics Chair

Emily DeMarco

Social Studies Chair

John Decker

Physical Education Teacher

Evangelos Chaziroglou

Greek Language & Hellenic Studies

Thania Stavropoulos

Music & Performing Arts

Taso Gementzopoulos

Art

Stella Vasileiadou

Department Chair & Primary School Teacher

"Tasos" Gementzopoulos

Art & Greek Language

Evangelos Chaziroglou

Upper School Greek Language & Hellenic Studies

Thania Stavropoulous

Music & Performing Arts

Father Evagoras

Dean of the Cathedral

Greg Gounardes

Pastoral Assistant
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Maria Zollo

Choir

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