Stephen Patsalos was born, raised and studied in the UK. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with a degree in Biological Sciences (BSc). He joined The Grammar School team in 2001 and was appointed as the Head of Biology and Science in 2006. In addition to this role, he also teaches A Level Biology.
Having wildlife as his passion, Stephen Patsalos has been an active member of the Environment Club and has organised several nature trail excursions around Cyprus for students. Moreover, he has been responsible for several science exchange programs both in Cyprus and France, along with coordinating the YRoNS programme in Hungary.
Costas Christoforou holds a BSc, MSc MEng, MBA from USA. Before joining The Grammar School Nicosia as a teacher of Physics in 1997, he was a teaching/research assistant at Southern Illinois University. His area of teaching/research included fluid mechanics, thermal science, and energy management. As a Grammar School Physics teacher, he has extensive experience in teaching IGCSE and A Level Physics.
He was promoted to Head of Physics in 2003. Since then, he has been a member of various school committees including academic, discipline, systems development, and teachers training. He attended numerous seminars on educational leadership, teachers’ performance, curriculum development, student assessment and classroom management.
He was appointed Headmaster in September 2022. His duties, among others, include digitalisation, process optimisation, data analysis, student affairs, discipline, and teachers’ evaluation.
Kam Stylianou joined The Grammar School in 1990 after completing her studies in English Literature and Film Studies at the University of East Anglia. She taught a range of levels of English Language and Literature at the school, including Business English, IGCSE English Language and A Level English Literature before becoming Deputy Headmistress in 2006.
Her current role at the school includes leading the Higher Education Advisory Team which guides students through their elective subject choices, offering students advice on careers and then taking them through the application process for universities in a variety of countries around the world. She regularly attends conferences on admissions procedures globally and tours universities in the UK and Europe twice a year to ensure that students receive up-to date and accurate advice on making competitive applications.
Harry Christofi was born in London and has an MEd in English Language Teaching from Manchester University. He joined The Grammar School in 1994. In 2013 he became Head of English.
He has a proven track record of successfully managing resources and staff within the School to improve our educational services, thus providing the students and teachers with the educational environment to reach their goals.
In September 2022 he became Deputy Headmaster. An important aspect of his job is implementing discipline within the school.
He was promoted to Head of the Mathematics in 2011. He created the Mathematics Club and worked to digitalise his department. He is always very active in continuous professional development from abroad and in Cyprus. He manages interschool activities and university projects, building strong relationships with these institutions. He continues to share his enthusiasm, knowledge and experience with colleagues, students, and parents.
He was appointed as Deputy Headmaster in 2022.
Business Development Office
Tonia Galati Head of Business Development and Innovation:
Tonia oversees driving change and creating a culture of Innovative Technologies at the Grammar School Nicosia a private school in Cyprus. The School has established a professional learning system to the student using 1:1 Surface Tablets, STEM curriculum,
mobile and cloud technology. Tonia is also the Head of the Professional Development department of the school which oversees building professional capacity to teachers through various workshops, webinars and self-development training sessions.
Tonia is also the leader of the Robotics Academy Program which has as its missions to support the development, implementation and selective spread of innovative strategies for engaging students in experiences that will increase their awareness for robotics engineering as well as motivate students to pursue an education necessary to participate in an ICT career.
Tonia is also in charge of the ERASMUS+ Projects.
Tonia is Certified as a PRINCE2 Practionaire (Projects in Controlled Environments) part of the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) as a UK Government standard for IT project management and a qualified instructor for Cyprus National Human Resource Development Authority to deliver IT workshops and presentations. She was also the National Organizer chairperson for World Robot Olympiad 2015 Cyprus.
Alexis Mikellides Head of Robotics Department. Alexis is charge of the Robotics Department at the School. Alexis is also involved in designing STEM curriculum for our school and also a member of the Professional Development Department. He has been involved in teacher and student trainings as a teacher assistance for the past 9 years. Part of his role is to find ways to implement STEM and robotics with existing subject lessons and curriculum. Alexis is responsible in evaluating the progress and monitoring the effect that STEM curriculum has in comparison with existing curriculum. He is also responsible for designing STEM trainings using innovative teaching methods for teachers as part of the Innovative Department.
Higher Education Advisory Team
Kam StylianouDeputy Headmistress & Higher Education Advisor
Lorraine LynchEnglish & English Literature Teacher, Higher Education Advisor
Todd BowenEnglish Teacher, Higher Education Advisor
Maria PhotiadesEducational Counsellor
Dia CollettHead Secretary
Ectoras TtofaComputer & Network Technician
Christis LoizouSoftware Development Officer
Katerina TerziAccounts Officer
Steven IoannouDigital Marketing & Design Officer
Marina ChristodoulidesPublic Relations Officer & Bookshop Administrator
Athos MyriantheasOffice Assistant
Kyriacos KokkinosOffice Assistant
- Physical Education
George StavrouHead of Accounting
After graduating from the Pancyprian Lyceum in Larnaca George Stavrou followed his studies in New York, USA. In 1985 he graduated from Nassau Community College with an Associate degree. He continued his studies at New York Tech University, graduating in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. In 1992 he became a Fellow Member of Financial Accountants. In the years 1988-1992 he worked as a teacher at St. Joseph School of Larnaca and Nicosia and Terra Santa College. He has been a teacher at The Grammar School since 1992 and was promoted to Head of the Department in September 2008.
Stelios AndrianosAccounting Teacher
Maria MiouAccounting Teacher
Stephen PatsalosHead of Biology
Stephen Patsalos was born, raised and studied in the UK. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with a degree in Biological Sciences (BSc). He joined The Grammar School team in 2001 and was appointed as the head of Biology and Science in 2006. In addition to his role as head, he is also teaching A-level Biology for classes 6th and 7th.
Alexia StephanouBiology Teacher
Andreas EliaBiology teacher
Elena PanayidesBiology teacher
Katiana KyriacouBiology / Science Teacher
Maria ChristodoulouScience Teacher
Stephanos HadjiprokopisBiology / Science Teacher
Iacovos HadjitofisHead of Chemistry
Iacovos Hadjitofis graduated from The Grammar School, Nicosia in 1985. He was awarded the degree of BSc in Chemistry from the University of Kentucky (USA) in 1992. He joined The Grammar School staff in September 1992. While working as a Grammar School teacher, Iacovos Hadjitofis pursued and obtained the degree of Master of Education (MEd) from Trenton State University (USA) in 1996. He was appointed as Head of Chemistry in September 2012.
Andrea AntoniouChemistry Teacher
Demoulla SofroniouChemistry Teacher
Tereza ChristouChemistry Lab & Science Teacher
Andreas OlympiosChemistry Teacher
Anastasia KoliandriHead of Computers
Anastasia Koliandri has been working as a Computers’ teacher at The Grammar School since 2008. In 2018 she was appointed as Head of the Computers Department. Anastasia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Cyprus and a Master’s Degree in Education, Technology and Society from the University of Bristol UK.
Aliki VasiliouComputers Teacher
Andreas NestoridesComputers Teacher
Christos FloridesComputers / STEM Teacher
Constantinos TiminisComputers Teacher
Persia XenopoulouComputers Teacher
Vasso GeorgiadesHead of Economics
Vasso Georgiades studied for a Bachelor and a Master’s degree in Economics at the University of London and completed the Post Graduate teachers training programme (PGCE) in Economics and Business at the Institute of Education (University of London). She is officially registered as a teacher with the Department of Education and Employment of England and Wales and taught in several secondary schools in London. She has been a teacher at The Grammar School since 2002, in 2022 assumed the position of educational trips coordinator and in 2023 she was appointed as Head of the Economics Department.
Stelios StylianouOperations Manager
Constantinos LouvarisEconomics Teacher
Katerina KekkouEconomics Teacher
Harry ChristofiHead of English and German Department
Harry Christofi attended school in London. He received his M.Ed. in Teaching English Language from Manchester University. He has been at the Grammar School as a teacher since 1994 and as a Head of department for the last five years.
Alexandra IoannouEnglish Teacher
Christiana TheodorouEnglish Teacher
Helen SavvidouEnglish Teacher
Katerina PapapetrouEnglish Teacher
Katerina SergiouEnglish Teacher
Kiki PavlouEnglish Teacher
Kyriaki IesouEnglish Teacher
Lorraine LynchEnglish & English Literature Teacher, Higher Education Advisor
Maria PanteliEnglish Teacher
Maria SocratousEnglish Teacher
Todd BowenEnglish Teacher, Higher Education Advisor
Zoe AndreouEnglish Teacher
Maria NeocleousEnglish Teacher
Andreas AthanasiouHead of Geography Department
Andreas Athanasiou is a Grammar School Nicosia Graduate (2003) and studied Environmental Science at Kingston University London. He also completed his post-graduate Diploma at Kingston University on Sustainable Environmental Development with management Studies (2009). He has been a teacher at The Grammar School since 2010 and was appointed Head of the Geography Department in 2020.
Andreas SoteriadesGeography Teacher
Constantinos GeorgiouGeography Teacher
Michaela HannidesGeography Teacher
Katerina NestoridouHead of Greek and RK Department
Katerina Nestoridou, Head of Greek Department:Katerina.Nestoridou@thegrammarschool.net
Andreas TryfonosGreek Teacher
Antonia MichaelGreek Teacher
Antonis KonstasGreek Teacher
Christos IssaiasRK Teacher
Evnie KoutsoyianniGreek Teacher
Maria KannaourouGreek Teacher
Marios GiakoumisGreek Teacher
Despina ChristodoulouGreek Teacher
Nicos ChristodoulouGreek Teacher
Aleca TheodotouHead of Social Sciences Department
Aleca Theodotou graduated from the Lanition Gymnasium in Limassol and then pursued her studies in the USA. In 1983, she successfully completed her undergraduate education at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Following her education in the United States, Aleca Theodotou returned to Cyprus and started her teaching career. She began teaching at the Grammar School in Limassol before eventually relocating to Nicosia. Since 1994, she has been working as a history teacher in Nicosia, where she continues to educate students in the field of history.
Christina LedererLaw Teacher
Ellada KonstantinouLaw Teacher
Angela IoannouHistory Teacher
Marina TymviouHistory / Politics Teacher
Christodoulos MavroyiakoumosHead of Mathematics
Christodoulos Mavroyiakoumos joined The Grammar School in the fall of 1991, after graduating with a Master of Science from N.J.I.T. (U.S.A.) with a full scholarship (working as T/A and later as an adjunct Instructor for undergraduate Mathematics). As the Head of Mathematics Department he continues to share his enthusiasm, knowledge and experience with colleagues, students and parents.
Christodoulos Mavroyiakoumos, Head of Maths Department:Christodoulos.Mavroyiakoumos@thegrammarschool.net
Andreas SpyrouMathematics Teacher
Androniki ZenonosMathematics Teacher
Antigoni ConstantinouMathematics Teacher
Emilia StratiMathematics Teacher
Georgia LeonidouMathematics Teacher
Melani GeorgiadouMathematics Teacher
Natalie PetersenMathematics Teacher
Stavri HadjivasiliouMathematics Teacher
Georgia AndreouMathematics Teacher
Dominic HendawiMathematics Teacher
Panayiota KimitriMathematics Teacher
Kyriacos PelekanosHead of P.E. Department and Athletic Programme
Kyriacos Pelekanos is a Grammar School graduate (class of 98). After completing his army service in 2000 he attended Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and graduated in 2004 with majors in Weightlifting, Fitness & Nutrition. At the same period of time he attended North Academy of Fitness in Thessaloniki with majors in Personal training, Weight and Group training. He has been selected as Cyprus Fitness Ambassador for Idea World Fitness Organization for the years 2014-2019. His professional development, mostly in U.S.A, includes various fitness sectors such as Weightlifting, Functional Training, HIIT, Bodybuilding & Fitness, CrossFit and Pilates. He joined The Grammar School Nicosia family again, as a Physical Education teacher, in 2005 until 2014 and re-joined again in 2019. In 2020 Kyriacos Pelekanos became Head of the Physical Education Department.
Andreas AntoniouPhysical Education Teacher
Elena MichaelPhysical Education Teacher
Liana ChrysostomouPhysical Education Teacher
Loizos LouvarisPhysical Education Teacher
Nicos XenofontosPhysical Education Teacher
Thomas TsiopanisPhysical Education Teacher
Costas ChristoforouHead of Physics Department
Costas Christoforou holds a BSc, MSc MEng from Southern Illinois University, USA. He joined the Grammar School in 1997 as a teacher of Physics. He was promoted to the Head of the Physics Department in 2004. Since then, he has been a member of various school committees including academic, uniform and discipline. He attended numerous seminars on educational leadership, teachers’ performance, curriculum development, student assessment and classroom management.