Teacher, LOTE Department
Eleni was born and raised in Germany and moved to California in 1994. Her parents are Greek and they are strong supporters of heritage language maintenance and insisted that she visit the Greek school in Athens, Greece from 1st –3rd grade.
Eleni continued the rest of her education in Germany and graduated in 1994 with a Master of Arts degree in German Literature, Philosophy, and Education from the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. Inspired by the multicultural education model at ANA ,she acquired a TESOL certification, by UNI PREP INSTITUTE in 2018.
Eleni was recruited by ANA four years ago in order to further develop and evolve the German program at ANA. She teaches German 1, 2, and 3 and is looking into developing AP German in the next year.
Besides teaching German, Eleni is also involved as a study hall proctor during evening study hall. It is in this matter that she facilitates ANA’s afterschool program that focuses on improving study habits, time-management, and homework intervention for struggling students.
Eleni is also the advisor for Associated Student Body (ASB) Philosophy club (2018), and this years collaboration efforts with the Anti Bullying club (ANA U.N.T.E.D 2019)
Eleni enjoys reading, traveling, martial arts, and flower arranging. Her passion for flower arranging led her to become the owner of a Flower Shop in San Diego from 2008-2013.