Maria (Galanis) Arfanakis

Instructional Coach in Chicago, Illinois

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Hi! I'm Maria and am currently a middle school iCoach. Before this, my journey in EdTech started in 2001 as Tech Coordinator and then evolved into Tech Coach. Soon, my role will be changing again as the Innovation Curriculum Specialist for my district. I received my M.Ed in Curriculum and Technology because I love the possibilities that technology brings to learning, connecting people, and the world. When I think of my ideal focus in education, I want it to FOSTER, ELEVATE, and INSPIRE the CURIOSITY and WONDER we all have in us. At the same time remember to ENJOY it all. I tend to focus on the positive and believe that everyone has the ability in them to be great in their own way.

I'm married to one of the nicest guys in the world, Konstantinos Arfanakis, and we have two little sweeties, Gia and Leo.

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    • Deerfield District 109