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.

76
Hold advanced degrees
12
Average years teaching experience
78
Students Proficient or Distinguished on State Exams
Patty Paravalos
PreK3 Teacher
Patty Paravalos
Evelyn Conde
Teacher Assistant
Evelyn Conde
A. Fantis School
PreK4/UPK Teacher
Janet LaCorte
Maria Birney
Teacher Assistant
Maria Birney
A. Fantis School
Teacher Assistant
Elizabeth King
Katelyn Peloquin
Head PreK4/UPK Teacher
Katelyn Peloquin
Mary Hanna
Teacher Assistant
Mary Hanna
Pinelopi Anastasiadou
Teacher Assistant
Pinelopi Anastasiadou
Yvette Poulon
Physical Education & Health Teacher
Yvette Poulon
Fatema Hossain
Special Education Coordinator, 3rd Grade Teacher
Fatema Hossain
Thalia Fasarakis
Primary School Dean, 4th Grade Teacher
Thalia Fasarakis
Jeannine Harris
Kindergarten Teacher
Jeannine Harris
Kathy Noufrios
1st Grade Teacher
Kathy Noufrios
Mary Zoulis
2nd Grade Teacher
Mary Zoulis
Pinelopi Anastasiadou
Teacher Assistant
Pinelopi Anastasiadou
Yvette Poulon
Physical Education & Health Teacher
Yvette Poulon
Emily Silveira
Social Studies Chair
Emily Silveira
Melissa Obot
Science Chair
Melissa Obot
Amy Miller-Mandel
English Language Arts Chair
Amy Miller-Mandel
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Mathematics Chair
Nicole Velardi
Pinelopi Anastasiadou
Teacher Assistant
Pinelopi Anastasiadou
Yvette Poulon
Physical Education & Health Teacher
Yvette Poulon
Ioanna Glava
Hellenic Studies Chair
Ioanna Glava
Tasos Gementzopoulos
Art and Hellenic Studies Teacher
Tasos Gementzopoulos
Artemisia Chalkiopoulou
Hellenic Studies Teacher
Artemisia Chalkiopoulou
Pinelopi Anastasiadou
Teacher Assistant
Pinelopi Anastasiadou
Vethania Stavropoulos
Music & Performing Arts
Vethania Stavropoulous