A. Fantis Parochial School is governed by the School Committee, which operates under the authority of the Board of Trustees of Sts. Constantine and Helen Cathedral. The Board and School Committee collaborate to set policies, support the school principal, undertake strategic planning, evaluate the performance of the school and lead financial support of the school. The Board can be reached at [email protected]
EXECUTIVE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
- Haralambos Paloumbis – President
- Jim Tampakis – First Vice President
- Maria Kastanis-Giapoutzis – Second Vice President
- Athanasios Kampessis – English Secretary
- Dimitri Kostopoulos – 1st Treasurer
- Constantine Vassilakos – 2nd Treasurer
- George Argyriou – Greek Secretary
Dr. Katherine Tsamasiros is the Senior IT Governance Officer for the New York City Department of Education’s Division of Instructional and Information Technology (DIIT). Past pedagogical positions at NYCDOE included District 20 Instructional Technology Director and professional developer. Katherine started her career as a fine art and technology teacher in a middle school in Brooklyn. Previously, she was an adjunct faculty member at Nova Southeastern University working with doctoral students. Katherine holds a doctoral degree in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University. Katherine has New York State certifications in K-12 Art Education and School District Administrator. Additionally, she is Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) from ISACA, and has ITIL Foundation Certification. Katherine is a long-standing parishioner of the Sts. Constantine and Helen Cathedral community and member of the A. Fantis School Committee.
Harry has served as President of the Community since 2016. He married Athanasia Poulos, his Fantis classmate since kindergarten. Harry attended Edward R. Murrow high school, as well as Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy at LIU. Together with Athanasia, he raised three children, all of whom have been part of the Sts Constantine and Helen Community since their baptism. His three children have participated in both JOY and GOYA, and volunteer during the annual festival. Their two sons followed in their father’s footsteps as they to serve the altar on Sundays and holidays.
Peter Vlitas serves as the Senior Vice President of Airline Relations for Travel Leaders Group, a North American travel company that generates gross travel sales approaching $21 billion annually. Travel Leaders Group directly employs over 1,000 staff managing operations of more than 7,000 company-owned, franchised and affiliated travel agencies in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Greece, Ireland and Australia. It has over 40,000 travel agents working directly for the organization or under one of its brands. Mr. Vlitas is based in New York City and reports directly to Travel Leaders Group CEO, Ninan Chacko. As a member of the leadership team, Mr. Vlitas focuses his area of expertise to provide benefits to all business divisions within Travel Leaders Group, managing the relationships with airlines to maximize the marketing and sales of their products to all 40,000 travel agents. Mr. Vlitas sits on several airline advisory boards and is involved with numerous philanthropic activities within the Greek-American community. Mr. Vlitas is married to Maria Vlitas and has 3 daughters who have all graduated A. Fantis.
Constantine “Dino” Vassilakos is an A. Fantis alumni of the graduating class of 1971, along with fellow board member, Jim Tampakis. He has served dutifully on the Church Board of Trustees since 1989, during which time he has held various positions, such as Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President and currently Assistant Treasurer. Dino currently works in real estate management.
Jim was a student at Fantis on its opening day in 1963 and graduated in 1971. He went to American Community High School in Athens Greece and obtained his Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Baruch. Jim has been President of Marine Spares, an international shipping parts supplier, for several decades. Jim joined the Church Board in 1982, and was married in the Cathedral the following year. Jim and his wife have three daughters, all Fantis graduates, one of whom recently wed in the Cathedral as well. He joined the School Board Member in 1988 and co-chaired the Anniversary Committee to celebrate the churches 100th and school’s 50th anniversary events in 2013. One day soon, he believes they are going to say “get rid of the old dog.”
Dr. Hotzoglou, a proud A. Fantis Alumni, is a post doctoral fellow who is trained in cognitive behavioral therapies. Her work includes working with individuals suffering from anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma, and anger related issues. Dr. Hotzoglou is also intensively trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and works with persons with borderline personality disorder. Dr. Hotzoglou earned her Bachelor’s degree from Hunter College and completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Hofstra University. She also completed her APA accredited internship at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center where she was trained in the use of prolonged exposure therapy (PE), and cognitive processing therapy (CPT). Dr. Hotzoglou has been trained in intellectual assessments, and has worked with families on developmental issues along the lifespan.
Vasilia Lambrides works for the team at DIIT New York City Department of Education, Office of Innovation iZone/iLearnNYC. During her past 20 year tenure, Vasilia has worked with the DOE as an Elementary Classroom Teacher, Computer Teacher, Technology Coordinator, Instructional Technology Specialist and Title IID Grant Staff Developer. Currently, she is working as an Implementation Manager for iLearnNYC supporting over 80 schools city wide in the initiative of blended and online learning. Vasilia designs and delivers professional development to educators and administrators integrating instructional technology into all content areas.
Kristiana Poulon, Fantis Class of ‘06, is an ENL (English as a New Learner) teacher at PS 102 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Her value of Greek heritage and language inspired her to obtain a Masters Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Her elementary years at A. Fantis have allowed her to emulate those valued teaching practices into her Kindergarten and Second grade classrooms. Kristiana has deep roots in community as her mother, Ms. Yvette Poulon, is also a graduate of A. Fantis (’79) and has been the Physical Education Teacher at Fantis for almost 15 years. Kristiana currently serves as a member of the Board of The Trustees at Sts. Constantine and Helen Cathedral and the Fantis School Committee. Kristiana recently wed Stelios Neonakis, Fantis Class of ’02.
Ex Officio School Committee Members
Theodore G. Tasoulas, Principal
Connie Pistoulis and Dyanne Rosado, PTO Delegates