Consul General of Greece in New York Konstantinos Konstantinou with young students. (Photo: Steve Lambrou)
UPPER DARBY, PA – Consul General of Greece in New York Konstantinos Konstantinou visited the Saint Demetrios Greek Language School of Upper Darby, hosted by Principal Maria Markakis-Michopoulos and Parish Council President Michael Economou.
Consul General Konstantinou was given a tour of the school and visited multiple classrooms to speak with the children and observe how the teachers use smart boards to deliver the curriculum. Konstantinou also spent time with the parents and together they discussed the importance of keeping the Greek spirit and culture alive here in United States. He was impressed by the number of students (90+) and that the school not only focuses on speaking only Greek and proper grammar but also includes dance, history, religion, and celebrations of traditional holidays throughout the year. The first holiday the school will celebrate is OXI Day on October 30 with poems, theatrical plays, and singing. He was also excited to hear that the school consistently has significantly more students that pass the Ellinomathia exams than any other Greek language school in the Delaware Valley.
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