Transformational Teaching in Tough Times – Part 1 with Sia Kyriakakos

Sia Kyriakakos is a master music teacher from Baltimore. Learn more about her game-changing interactions with students in difficult situations and how she relates to students in their own culture.

Sia Kyriakakos

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Sia Kyriakakos

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Sia Kyriakakos' Bio As Submitted

Passion, resilience, and perseverance are the end result of the relationships Ms.
builds with her students. Athanasia Kyriakakos earned her MFA degree from the Scho

Sia Kyriakakos portrait in black copy

ol of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000, her teaching certification from Central Connecticut State University in 1995 and her BFA degree from The Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1991. While teaching in Baltimore and as an advocate for her colleagues, she has been a member of the Instructional Leadership Team, a Student Learning Objectives District Ambassador, a Baltimore Teachers
Union mentor and Union Learning Representative, and in 2015, a member of the American Federation of Teachers, Teacher Leaders program. She serves on the State of Maryland’s External Stakeholder Committee for the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act. Ms. Kyriakakos was 2016/17 Baltimore City Teacher of the Year, the 2017 Maryland State Teacher of the Year and one of Four National Finalist for the TOY title. Additionally, she is on the programming committee of Arts Everyday, The State of Maryland’s Arts School Portfolio Committee, and was on the Baltimore City Public School’s High School Curriculum Writing Committee. As a world-renowned artist, Ms. Kyriakakos represented Greece in the 50th Venice Biennale; created artwork for the XXVIII Olympic Games in Athens, Greece; in 2000 received a Fulbright Fellowship; and received awards from the Deste Foundation in Greece and from the UNESCO Foundation. In 2018 she was awarded The Teachers for Global Classrooms fellowship from the State department and The Fulbright for Distinguished Teachers Award, both awards seek to promote global competencies in education and world peace.

Twitter: @siakyriakakos

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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