Mrs. Helen C. Georgopoulos

Helen Georgopoulos
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Mrs. Helen C. Georgopoulos' Biography

Type Of Business:
School
Marketing Area:
Local
Expertise:
Ms. Georgopoulos areas of expertise are in teaching Social Studies, English and Greek.
Major Product/SVS:
Education for Students in Third through Ninth Grade for Chicago Public Schools
Hobbies/Sports:
Swimming, Collecting Dolls, Traveling Around the World with an Emphasis on Korea, Japan, China and Europe
Education Degrees:
Post-Master's Degree in Education and English as a Second Language; Master's Degree in Administration, National-Louis University; Bachelor's Degree in Science, University of Illinois; ; Degree in Education, Earned in Greece; Training for Camp Leaders, Athens, Greece
Affiliations Awards:
Founder, Hellenic Council on Education; Educational Committee, Metropolis of Chicago; Greek Independent Voters of Illinois; Founder, First President, Hellenic Certified Teachers of America; Chicago Public Schools Teachers Union; Hellenic Professional Society of Illinois; Hellenic Cultural Organization; Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church
Place of Birth:
Peiraius
Work History:
Founder, Administrator, Peiraikon Hellenic School, Chicago, IL (1972)
Career Achievements:
Publisher, 'Echo Tou Peiraikou' (1986-1998); Cross-Cultural Teacher, National-Louis University (1980); Broadcaster, 'Greece on the Air' (1963-1972); Publisher, Pantanassa Magazine, Athens, Greece (1954-1958); Christmas Around the World with Hellenic Christmas (40 Years); Writer of Trilogy, 'Salome,' 'The Lost Wings,' 'Christmas in Greece'; Writer, News Articles; Writer, Producer and Director, Greek Plays; Greek Children's Hour; Channel 26; Presenter, Productions on the National Greek Television Hour; Presenter, Hellenic Cultural Programs Including the Bozo Show, Weekend Edition
Spouse's Name:
Nicholas
Throughout the duration of your career, what was the one highlight that stood out the most?:
The highlights of her career were succeeding in the theater and becoming an educator.
Charity:
Greek Orthodox Church; Alzheimer's Association
Number Of Years In Profession:
55
Number Of Years In Current Position:
45
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
She attributes her success to her love for education, children and country.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
She became involved in the profession because she loves children.
Extended Bio Profile:
Ms. Georgopoulos has represented Greece since 1969 at the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry for 'Christmas Around the World.' She was also the first individual appointee to teach for the Greek Schools of Chicago by the Ministry of Education of Greece in 1964. In addition she received a certificate of appreciation from the Consulate General of Greece, Consul for Hellenic Educational Affairs for initiating and representing Greece at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago for the past 40 years.
Education Certifications:
Greek Teacher's Certificate; Bilingual Certification; Certified in Third through Eighth Grade Education, State of Illinois; T-75 Administrative Certificate, State of Illinois; Certified in K-12th Grade Administration, State of Illinois
Awards/Honors:
Certificate for Distinguished Contribution to Greek Education and the Preservation of Hellenic Legacy, Metropolitan of Chicago (2009); Most Distinguished Greek American Award, United Voters of America (1996); Recognition by Ahepa 'Enosis' for Dedication in the Educational Field, Services and Accomplishments (1993); Recognition, Hellenic Certified Teachers of USA (1988); Recognition, American Hellenic Who's Who in Business and Professionals (1979); Inspiration for the Original Hellenic Congress (1974); Vital Role, Cyprus Movement (1974); Chairwoman, Ninth International Anthropological Convention, Chicago (1973); Founder, First Vice President, Athenian and Piraeus Organization; Founder, First Secretary, Hellenic Congress of America; University of Illinois Alumni Association; Chicago Council on Foreign Relations; Member, Smithsonian Institute; Certificates of Recognition, Governor James Edgar; Greek Folk Dance Presenter, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Palmer House
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
In five years, Ms. Georgopoulos intends to publish existing work and write new books.
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