Aristotle Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers (2016-2017)
Our staff brings a wide range of experience with young children and their families to Aristotle Preschool and Kindergarten. Through academic, professional and continuing education work, all staff members are highly qualified educators providing guidance and learning opportunities to all the children at Aristotle.  All staff dedicate hours each school year to furthering their professional knowledge and expertise.   


Rita Petratos
Director & Preschool/PreK
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Mrs Rita has worked in early childhood programs since 1993 with a strong dedication to early childhood education. Mrs Rita's philosophy on high quality early care includes creating a developmental approach in working with children.  She strives to create partnerships with parents, and feels that being a parent herself has made her value how important it is to bridge the gap between home and school. Mrs. Rita has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Oakton Community College and is a member of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children).  She has worked at NAEYC accredited child care centers including Child Care and Confidence in Niles, Gertrude B. Nielsen Child Care and Learning Center in Northbrook, Allstate's Little Hands Child Care Center in Northbrook, and Alexian Brothers Child Care Center in Elk Grove Village. Mrs Rita first came to Aristotle Preschool and Kindergarten in 2005 where she worked as a preschool teacher and in 2010 she became its director.  She enjoys working with a wide range of ages, and especially loves working with preschool aged children.


Amalia Voutas
Kindergarten Teacher
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Ms Lia has a Bachelor's Degree from Northeastern UniversityHer teaching experiences range from Kindergarten to 8th grade.  She believes that children learn best by doing.  In her classroom, students will experience a safe, loving, caring and fun environment.  As an educator, she will help the Kindergarten students reach their full potential and teach them skills which will enable them to be life-long learners. 

She enjoys working with all the children at Aristotle Preschool and Kindergarten and has been working with all levels since 2010. 



Magda Kelesidi
Greek Teacher (PreK & Kindergarten)
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K Magda  was born in Nafpaktos Aetoloakarnanias, Greece. She finished High school in Nafpaktos and University in Patras with Honours.  She moved permanently to the states in 2012. and started to work at Aristotle.  In Greece, K. Magda was a social worker by profession.  K. Magda’s previous work experience includes working as a social worker for the municipality of Nafpaktos and as a teacher of social work in the department of social work of ATEI Patras.  She is dedicated to serve the sensitive and weak groups (children, women, elders).   K. Magda also works in our afternoon and Saturday Greek school programs.




Dimitra Giallelis
Greek Teacher (Preschool)
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K. Dimitra started working at Aristotle in 2013 and comes to our program with years of experience in afternoon and Saturday Greek schools. K Dimitra also is a teacher in the Saturday Aristotle School.


                       


Chrisa Ganas

English Instructor (Preschool MWF)
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Alexandra Fakiola
Greek Instructor (Preschool/PreK)
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Anastasia Eliopoulos
Aide

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