"The Greek American Charter Schools: A Success Story"


April 15, 2006, Hellenic Classical Charter School

The Hellenic Classical Charter School in cooperation with the Hellenic American National Council are organizing a symposium with the theme “The Greek American Charter Schools: a success story” on Saturday, April 15, 2006 at the Hellenic Classical Charter School, 646 Fifth Avenue (18th Street), Brooklyn, New York


1. Welcoming Remarks - Charles Capetanakis, 10:00 am

2. Greetings from Honored Guests and Governmental representatives

3. Performance by Students 10:15 am

4. Panel Discussion 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Greek Charter Schools - How to Create them
Hindie Weissman, Center for Educational Innovation – Public Education Association

Charles Capetanakis, Chairman, Hellenic Classical Charter School

Greek Charter Schools - Why they are important to the Greek American community
Theodore Spyropoulos, President HANC

Charter Schools and Faith Based organizations - How the two can interact and coexist
Kevin Quinn, Esq., Hinman Straub PC, Counsel for the Charter School Association

5. Charter School Chairmen presentations 11:30 am to 12:15 pm

Status of Greek American Charter Schools in Florida, New York, North Carolina and Delaware, presentations by Charter School Chairmen

Dr. George Kafkoulis, Associate Professor of Mathematics FIU
President & Chairman of the Board, Archimedean Academy

Larry Peroulas, Founder and President of Socrates Academy,
Holy Trinity Greek School Principal

Th. Tsafatinos, President of Plato Academy
Πρώην Πρόεδρος της Παλλακωνικής Ομοσπονδίας Αμερικής και Καναδά

George Righos & Anthony Skoutelas, Board Members of Odyssey School

6. Open Discussion, Questions, Answers

7. Tour of Hellenic Classical Charter School

8. Reception (light lunch)


Mrs. Stella Kokolis, President of the Hellenic American Educators’ Federation
Mrs. Andrianna Filiotis, Board Member of the Hellenic American Educators’ Federation
-John G. Siolas, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Education, Vice President of Greek Teachers Association "Prometheus"
-Constantine J. Efthymiou, PhD, President, Hellenic Link, Inc.
Coordinator, Provisional Council on Hellenic Education Etc

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Tel: (718) 499-0957 - Cell: 646 238 5599

(Posting date 18 April 2006)

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