Chacko, George | Mathematics

Education: B.Sc. B.Ed

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Kerala, India.
  • Bachelor of Education, University of Kerala, India.

Professional Educator’s Certificate in Mathematics from the State of Florida Department of Education.

Gifted Endorsement in Mathematics from the State of Florida Department of Education.

Subject Taught: MATHEMATICS (9-12 Geometry Honors)

Teaching Experience: 41 Years.

I have been teaching in the high school and middle school levels since May 1977.I have taught in three different countries, India, Oman and USA.

Special Training and Recognition:

  • Life member of the Delhi Association of Mathematics teachers, India.

Chin, Warren | Physical Education

I am proud and honored to be the Physical Educator of Archimedean Middle. I have spent the last five years here and have enjoyed every moment of it. Before working here, I received my degree in education from FIU. I am passionate about sports, but even more so I am passionate about helping my students grow with confidence with the use of sports. It is my goal to see every student of mine succeed beyond life after school and part of doing that is growing up to be good people. Physical Education is my platform to help mold each of my students.

In my spare time at Archimedean I use it to help coach, teach, and guide the great ArchiSci club. It has been an amazing experience from day one.
I am excited to continue to see the growth of this club!

Colon, Betty | Grade 6 Mathematics

Constantinidou, Rhodia | Grade 7 Algebra Honors

  • Lead Teacher
  • School Assessment Coordinator for Archimedean Middle Conservatory
  • American Mathematics Teacher (Algebra 1)
  • Middle Grades 6–8 Math Department Chairperson
  • AMC Math Club Coach

It has been an honor and a privilege for me to be a teacher at Archimedean since 2004. Throughout the past 14 years, I have taught American and Greek Mathematics to grades 4 through 8, including General Mathematics, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry. My educational background includes earning a diverse array of degrees in sciences and education, which have encompassed the following: Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood, and an Education Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with specialization in Math Education (a degree between the Master’s and PhD levels). Furthermore, I hold a Florida Educator’s Certificate in Elementary Education, Mathematics Grades 5–9, Mathematics Grades 6–12, and Endorsement in Teaching Gifted Education. While initially working in the engineering field at the start of my professional career, I discovered that my love for education motivated me to become a teacher to which I transitioned. I believe in the power of educating young minds, while guiding them in their pursuit towards achieving their dreams and goals.

 

Cumbermack, Naida | Grade 8 English

Estrada, Marinella | Computer

I was born in Caracas, Venezuela, where in 1988 I graduated from law school at the Santa María University, and worked as an legal assistant and later as a lawyer at my father’s law office.

I came to the United States in 1989 and graduated as a Legal Assistant at Florida International University.

I started teaching at the DR. Gilbert L. Porter Elementary where I worked for (4) four years and I am proud to say that I have been working at the Archimedean Middle Conservatory for the last 14 years where I have taught computer training programs, including Keyboarding and Apple programs, to the 6th, 7th  and 8th graders.

 

Hendrickson, Thomas | Grade 8 World History

Louidor, Stephanie | Grade 7 Science

Lynch, Katie | Grade 7 English

Mertzanis, Pantelis | Grade 7 Greek Mathematics

Mitsou, Georgios | Grade 8 Greek Mathematics

I am a Greek mathematician with 32 years of experience in teaching mathematics in public schools as well as in private sector in Greece. I have a bachelor degree in Mathematics (Kapodistriako University of Athens) and a Med in Teaching and Methodology in Mathematics (Kapodistriako University of Athens- University of Cyprus). I have been a Vice Principal in a Greek school for two years and co-author of several teaching books of Mathematics. I strongly believe that learning is a value for life. I have been attending courses and trainings which help me innovate my teaching methods. Among my interests are implementation of the Information and New Technologies in the classroom and effective scaffolding of learning. I have traveled in Europe meeting other colleagues in European training courses and I have exchanged good practices with them. I started teaching in Archimedean Academy November 2017, thrilled to experience such a challenging and supporting school environment.

Montz, Danielle | Grade 7 Philosophy

Danielle Montz was born and raised in Miami, FL. She is dedicated to the study of philosophy as it provides a context for tackling contemporary issues through logic and reason. She completed a degree in Philosophy at FIU in 2016, where her chosen curriculum was focused on ethics and social issues. As an actively engaged member within the Philosophy Department, she successfully tutored students struggling with Intro to Ethics. She was also pleased to serve as Vice President of the Eta Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the honors society for philosophy throughout the United States. She has translated her passion for learning into her profession as a 7th grade educator in the subject of ethics within Archimedean Middle Conservatory from the 2016 school year to the present. She has contributed to the Philosophy, Model United Nations, and Chess Clubs as a co-sponsor.

Pournara, Anthoula | Grade 6 Greek Mathematics

Teacher in AMC since 2008.

Bachelor Degree of Physics and Mathematics , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki .

Been a teacher for 20 years:  from 1999 in Greece ,I was teaching in a High School Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. In Archimedean I teach Greek Math – Algebra , 6th Grade, but, also, i taught 7th and 8th Grade as needed. Certified Teacher for Mathematics Grades 5 – 9 . 

Honored twice from Florida Department of Education as One of the Highest Impact Teachers in the State for the years 2017 and 2018 .  

Rodriguez, Manuela | Trust Counselor

Manuela is a proud native of Miami with Colombian roots. Manuela graduated from Florida International University in 2009 with a Bachelors in Psychology. In 2012, she graduated with her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Alongside her academic career, she worked in the classroom setting on campus at both Universities with children ages 2-18. Manuela has provided therapeutic services in the school, home, and private practice setting. She works with parents and young children of diverse ethnic and/or socioeconomic backgrounds. Manuela has experience in education, family therapy, and research. She collaborates with the community and enjoys networking with partners for professional development.

Rodriguez, Monica | ESE Specialist

Monica Rodriguez graduated with honors from Florida International University in 2005 obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education K-6 with an ESOL Endorsement. In 2018 she obtained the Exceptional Student Education K-12 Certification and is the final process of completing her gifted certification. Mrs. Rodriguez has been privileged to be part of the Archimedean family since the 2011-2012 academic school year. During this time, she has held numerous responsibilities including first-grade reading/language arts teacher, science/social studies teacher, reading interventionist, grade-level chair, EESAC Committee member, gifted renewal specialist at the elementary level, interim ESE Specialist, and new teacher mentor. Most recently, she has taken on the role of ESE Specialist for Archimedean Schools. She believes the fundamental goal of teaching is to foster the love of learning in all children.

 

Rosales, Anais | Grade 6 English Language Arts

Throughout my years in grade school and university, I took a variety of classes. I started with a degree in chemistry, took multiple math classes, then switched to English when I got to FIU. There, I took many literature classes from the medieval and renaissance periods. I also took advanced Japanese and traveled to Japan on a study abroad program. I was there for five weeks, and it was one of the most amazing experiences ever. Although I took a variety of classes, American History is one of those topics that fascinate me. I’ve been everywhere in the United States, all along with the east coast, Texas, Missouri (St. Louis, Gateway to the west), the Grand Canyon, and Alaska.

I started teaching at Archimedean Middle Conservatory in 2014, where I taught World History for two years. Then, in 2016, I started teaching American History, covering an extensive curriculum and motivating students to learn about the world they live in. In addition to teaching history, I also tutor in mathematics and language arts. Some of the clubs I sponsor are Model UN, history club, and book club.

Roussis, Charisse | Grade 6 US History

Shahin, Sarkis | Grade 8 Science

Born and Raised in Mesopotamia attended Al Mustansiriya University Mathematics major.

  • Bachelor in Electrical Engineer ( FIU)
  • Masters in Telecommunication and network engineer  (TUA )
  • 14 + years  RF design engineer biomedical and electronic related industries
  • 12+ years of teaching middle school physical Science and Algebra
  • Gifted Endorsement in Science
  • Teacher certificate from Florida Department of Education
  • Quality Control Inspector from the midway industry in Chicago.

Solis, Jonathan | Grade 6 Philosophy

Stergiou, Antonios | Grade 7 Greek Language

Antonios Stergiou has been teaching the Greek language at the Archimedean Upper Conservatory since 2017. He was born in Serres, Northern Greece, and he decided from his early childhood to become a teacher. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Classics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Master of Arts in Linguistics and Literature. He has been teaching the Greek language, literature, and history as well as Latin and Ancient Greek language since 2002 in the city of Xanthi where many students are non-native speakers. He has been involved in pilot projects of teaching Greek language and literature to non-native speakers in collaboration with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He planned school projects about ancient Greek drama through gender studies. Additionally, he participated in conferences as a speaker for literature and has written several articles in Greek literary journals about literature and linguistics and a chapter of the collective book “Soon, We are Getting Stronger” with regard to the teachers’ experiences about teaching literature. He is planning to impart his love for the Greek language to the students of the Archimedean Schools and instill in them the best elements of Greek culture, enriching their cognitive experience of similarity and dissimilarity so as to become worldly-wise and tolerant to diversity. He also intends to not only teach but to be taught by the new students and the new country.

Sykopoulos, Avgoustinos | Grade 8 Greek Language

Mr Avgoustinos Sykopoulos Bellos is a Modern Greek Language teacher at AMC.
He received his BA in Greek Philology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2000, then pursued his MPhil in Classics with a specialization on comparative literature at the University of Birmingham, UK, and he also holds a PhD on Latin Literature from the University of Thessaloniki. In 2005 he began working as a High School teacher in public schools in Greece, teaching Ancient and Modern Greek, Latin and Greek Literature. In 2013 he moved to the United States and since then he has been teaching Greek as foreign language in New York City and Miami. He speaks English and Italian.

Winkle, Cassandra | Grade 6 Science

Ms. Winkle began teaching 6thgrade science at Archimedean Middle Conservatory in 2017. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami, with a major in biochemistry and a minor in English. Throughout her undergraduate pursuit, she researched and published papers related to the effect that antimalarial drugs have on DNA. She also earned her master’s degree from UM, where she focused on curriculum and research related to exercise physiology. During her graduate career, Ms. Winkle used her background in biochemistry to research human body adaptations to exercise. Both degrees provided a foundation to understand and apply driving forces of nature. One of her main goals as an educator is to combine her experience in chemical, physical, and life sciences to show students that basic science principles can be applied to a multitude of areas for a deeper understanding of the world. In doing so, she hopes to provide students with the skills and motivation needed to be empowered to positively contribute to the community.

Wrves, Cecile | Music

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music(Magna Cum Laude). Florida International University (FIU). Piano and voice.
  • Higher Institute of the Arts(Instituto Superior de Arte, I.S.A.) Havana, Cuba. Choral Conducting.
  • Amadeo roldan Conservatory.Choral Conducting.

Active member of the

  • ACDA(American Choral Directors Association)
  • NAfME(National Association for Music Education)
  • FVA(Florida Vocal Association)
  • FMEA(Florida Music Educators Association)

 

Cecile Wrves Mateos, the Archimedean Conservatory Music teacher started her music career in 1996, in her native city, Havana, Cuba. After graduating from Amadeo Roldan Conservatory in 2001, she continued her higher education at the Cuban Higher Institute of the Arts (ISA). As a performing musician and educator, Mrs. Wrves has more than 17 years of experience.  She has been a choral singer in different types of ensembles such as the Cuban choral group Vocal Luna, and Amantis, and taught in different countries such as Cuba, and Dubai.She moved to Miami, Florida in 2010 where she continued teaching piano, voice, and music theory. Mrs. Wrves graduated with honors and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from Florida International University in 2016, and she has been proudly teaching at Archimedean Middle Conservatory since then. Her favorite thing about teaching music is seeing students smiling and connecting when she has helped them discover their talents as musicians and artist in general.

Zakharia, Toufic | Grade 7 Civics

Zentelis, Aris | Grade 6 Greek Language

I studied Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology at the School of Philosophy, at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
I then obtained a Master’s Degree in Special and Inclusive Education att the UCL Institute of Education, University of London, UK.
I have been teaching 6th Grade Greek Language at the Archimedean Middle Conservatory since 2012.
Additionally, I co-sponsor the school’s Mythology and Drama Clubs.