Faculty and Staff

ADMINISTRATOR: PRINCIPAL

Stamatis Apostolos: κ. Σταμάτης Ἀπόστολος

Stamatis Apostolos comes to us, along with his wife Penelope and three children, from Niagara Falls Ontario, Canada. He is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers, a professional educator offering 25 years of education experience as a High School Science Teacher, Head of Department, and Soccer Coach for the District School Board of Niagara. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Brock University, Ontario and Master of Science in Secondary Education from Niagara University, New York, USA, with specializations in Chemistry, Physics and General Sciences. He completed his Teacher Training program in the USA, with certifications in Special Education, and Principal’s Qualification programs at the University of Western Ontario, and is a master teacher certified across three divisions: Junior, Intermediate, and Senior. As a teacher, Stamatis “inspired academic success based on [the] belief that all students can achieve excellence, regardless of background.” As a sports enthusiast, Stamatis enjoys athletics both as a past time and professionally: he is a Self Defense Instructor and holds a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu and a Soccer Coaching License. As Head Coach of the Boy’s High School Soccer team, he led his team to victory winning multiple Championships in consecutive seasons. Stamatis’ ‘energies’ and volunteer work extend beyond the classroom and into the community where in addition to coaching club soccer, he served his parish church of St. Katherine, and supported community outreach programs.

Contact: Stamatis.Apostolos@3hacademy.org

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Elena Liamas: κα. Ἕλενα Λιάμα

Elena Liamas is the Administrative Assistant at Three Hierarchs Academy. She spent her young adulthood in West Hollywood, where she studied fashion and design, worked under a celebrity chef on Melrose and took both psychology and film courses. After leaving the West Coast and moving east, she was employed as a secretary for a law firm in New England. Her first visit to Arizona marked a turning point in her life; here she met her husband Demetri, who later brought her back to their roots in the Sonoran Desert along with their son, Christos. Although Elena had the opportunity to pursue many fields, none could replace the gratification of working for an academy dedicated to the Christian education of children. In her spare time, she enjoys shared time with family, philosophical discussion, tracking down antiques and has a keen interest in indoor botany. Enthusiastic, devoted, and a little bit stylish, Elena Liamas is a valued addition to our administrative team.

Contact: Elena.Liamas@3hacademy.org

School Telephone: 520-472-8228

MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

Eleftheria Giannaris: κα. Ἐλευθερία Γιάνναρη

Eleftheria Giannaris was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. She worked as a Management Consultant for numerous years with the Ministry of Justice, helping consult and develop projects. After visiting Arizona for years and her love for Christ and her faith, she accepted a position with Three Hierarchs Academy last year. She is the Management Consultant and aids the school in organizational structure. Eleftheria has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education from the University of Regina. She is also a Certified Early Childhood Educator in Canada and certified in PROSCI Change Management and Project Management. For over ten years Eleftheria has served as a volunteer teaching the Greek Language and Sunday School in her Greek Orthodox Community. When she is not busy working, she enjoys baking gourmet cakes for celebrations with her loved ones, working out to stay fit, reading and … taking her loyal friend Beba on a walk.

Contact: Eleftheria.Giannaris@3hacademy.org

TEACHER

Penelope Apostolos: κα. Πηνελόπη Ἀποστόλου

Penelope Apostolos is from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, and has decided together with her husband Stamati and three children to relocate to the Sonoran Desert and teach at 3HAcademy. Penelope is a graduate from the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts in French and English, and a Bachelor of Education. She is qualified to teach in the Primary, Junior and Intermediate divisions, with a specialization in French as a second language. Currently she is a French teacher with the District School Board of Niagara and a Greek language teacher at the St. Katherines Greek Orthodox Church and Community in St. Catharines, Ontario. When not busy teaching or volunteering, Penelope enjoys taking bike rides along the scenic Niagara Parkway, planning nutritious meals for her family, and looking after a coop full of chickens!

Contact: Penelope.Apostolos@3hacademy.org

TEACHER

Rebecca Rome: κα. Ρεβέκκα Ρόμ

Born and raised in Bellingham, WA, Rebecca Rome began her career at Three Hierarchs Academy five years ago. Being the daughter of an English teacher, her love of Language Arts, especially grammar, was instilled in her at a young age. After twelve years of homeschooling her five children, Mrs. Rebecca welcomed the opportunity to teach at the academy and absolutely enjoys being able to plan lessons related to our saints and the Orthodox spiritual life. This year, she will be teaching grades four and five. Mrs. Rebecca enjoys going to the beach, cooking gourmet meals, and singing or chanting with her daughters.

Contact: Rebecca.Rome@3hacademy.org

TEACHER

Vicky Violetta Roumbos: κα. Βιολέττα Ρούμβου

Greetings! My name is Vicky Roumbos and I am honored to be at Three Hierarchs Academy. I was born and raised in British Columbia, Canada and moved to Southern California in 2002 when I married. My husband, daughter and I moved to Arizona in 2020. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics from Thompson Rivers University in Canada and a Master’s in Education with Specialization in Teaching Mathematics K-8 from National University, California. I have over thirteen years of experience teaching math in both public and private schools. In my classroom, you will see a mixture of student-centered learning, direct instruction, real life application project-based learning and fun! Facilitating questions will trigger students to think critically and will guide students to communicate respectively. My goal is for our students to be problem solvers and to develop critical and analytical thinking skills. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, walking, swimming, cooking, and traveling. I love being in the outdoors and especially enjoy my travels to Canada and Greece. I look forward to another great school year at 3HA. Please contact me with any questions at: Vicky.roumbos@3hacademy.org

TEACHER

Maria Sarah Schönberger: κα. Μαρία Σάρα Σουνμπέργκερ

Maria Schönberger is the second and third grade teacher and assists with the art classes in other grades. She grew up in Los Angeles and last year moved to Arizona. She decided to teach at 3HA because she is passionate about helping children learn in a warm, caring environment with Orthodox Christian values. Over the summer Maria works as a Special Education tutor and is also a caregiver. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, focusing on mixed media, comics, portraiture, and iconography. She also completed her studies in German Literature and continued with her studies in Special Education at the MA level. Maria collects illustrated books from the late 1800s to early 1900s and likes to study nutrition and herbalism.

Contact: Maria.Schoenberger@3hacademy.org

TEACHER

Daphne Sioris: κα. Δάφνη Σιώρη

Born in Edina, Minnesota but raised most of her life in Florence, AZ, Daphne Sioris is an AZ state certified early childhood educator, who graduated from Arizona State University in May 2020. She holds a dual BA in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. She is also a certified abacus teacher from the online Anzan Mental Arithmetic School for Teachers. Daphne has taught and volunteered in various public schools and charter schools in Arizona for three years. This is her thirdyear teaching at Three Hierarchs Academy where she is currently the kindergarten and grade one teacher. It was always her dream to teach Orthodox Christian values to children while teaching them the academics required to succeed in the world. Daphne enjoys teaching students and inspiring them to ‘love learning’ through a hands-on approach. She also enjoys being outdoors, exploring, traveling, spending time with her Goddaughters, family and friends, and journalizing.

Contact: Daphne.Sioris@3hacademy.org

TEACHING ASSISTANT

Sophia Clark: κα. Σοφία Κλάρκ

Sophia Clark comes to us from Alaska where she taught for a year in a oneroom schoolhouse. She arrived a year ago to be part of The Three Hierarchs Academy team and last year worked with the kindergarten class. Sophia enjoys getting to know everyone and always loves to meet people! In her spare time Sophia loves to pass her time cooking, doing arts and crafts, and enjoying the outdoors.

Contact: Sophia.Clark@3hacademy.org

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