Faculty of the Greek School

Our Greek School's Director and Teachers
Helen Angelakos
 Director Helen.Angelakos@annunciation-nyc.org
Voula Makrinou
 Teacher Voula.Makrinou@annunciation-nyc.org
 Joanna Stergiou
 Teacher Joanna.Stergiou@annunciation-nyc.org

Helen Angelakos is our schoool’s director.  She was born and raised in Washington Heights.  She and her family were members of the St. Spyridon community where Helen was a student at both the afternoon Greek School and Sunday School.  She also taught Sunday School for 15 years. Helen resides in the Murray Hill section of Manhattan with her husband Dean and son Stephen.  Stephen, is a student in the Saturday morning Greek School, as well as an altar boy and is entering the 5th grade at Horace Mann in the Bronx.  Helen has been the Director of the Greek School for the past 2 years.  Professionally, she has worked in various corporate settings for over 20 years, and currently is a VP-Global Director of an international investment bank.  She holds an MBA with honors in Human Resources from Fordham University.               

Voula Makrinou is currently a nursery teacher and an early childhood coordinator.  She has been teaching in Greek day and afternoon schools in New York City for the past ten years.  She has been with the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church since 2003, and is currently the church’s Greek Language and Culture Coordinator.  Voula holds a B.A. And an M.A. From Queens College. 

Joanna Stergiou was born and raised in Washington Heights, attended Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church with first generation Greek parents from Kastoria, Greece.  She tutored Greek and served as a Sunday school teacher for over 10 years in St. Spryidon Greek Orthodox Church.  She is a graduate of Fordham University where she earned her BS in education, as well as honors with a Masters in the Science of Teaching.  She is a tenured teacher in the NYC Public School System where she has taught elementary school for over 15 years.  She is fluent in Greek and Spanish. She is returning for her third year as a teacher in the Greek School Program of the Annunciation church.