Chrissa Babouris-SmithEnglish A Language & Literature
BA English Language and Literature (Aristotle University, Thessaloniki), MA Women and Literature (University of Hull, UK)
Ms. Babouris-Smith has been teaching English since 1992. She joined Pierce English Faculty in 2017, teaching several courses in Gymnasium, Lyceum and in the IB. She is an HMCE Advisor and a member of committees such as the Alpha Entrance Exams and the English Department’s New Curriculum. She also jointly runs the English Drama Club.
Prior to joining Pierce, Ms. Babouris-Smith taught English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in other private schools and language schools for adults, as well as in the Universities of the Aegean (Department of History and Social Anthropology) and the University of Patras (Department of Philosophy). Her broad experience also extends to academic management positions such as Director of Studies and Department Head, which together with her teaching background, have equipped her with a holistic view of the education sector.
Additionally, Ms. Babouris-Smith has significant experience in translation, including teaching of translation theory and methodology, as well as working as a translator for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Athens 2004 Olympics, among others.
In terms of professional development, Ms. Babouris-Smith has attended numerous training workshops and courses and is a qualified UK Education agent. Her academic and research interests include Feminist Writing and Women’s Literature and teaching students with Special Educational Needs.