Principal/Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Email Mrs. Marianthi
Marianthi has a Master’s Degree from UIC in Instructional Leadership and postgraduate credits from National Louis University. As an alumna of Plato and a parent whose three children graduated from Plato, Marianthi has dedicated herself to a career in education and is the core of our school and curriculum. She has a keen understanding of constructivism, how kids acquire knowledge, and curriculum development. She is a mentor to all our teachers and assists them in the development of their own teaching style. Marianthi is a professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago and an adjunct faculty at Chicago City Colleges, Triton College and DePaul University. She also mentors student teachers in the Chicago Public School system. She has served as assessor for the National Board of Professional Teaching standards and is an educational consultant.
“Each time one prematurely teaches a child something he could have discovered himself, that child is kept from inventing it and consequently from understanding it completely.” -Jean Piaget