Chrysoula Lazou

Chrysoula Lazou is a secondary education English as a Foreign Language(EFL) teacher who lives and works in Kavala, Northern Greece. She holds a Bachelor Degree in English Language and Literature, from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She currently serves as the President of the Association of State School Teachers of English in Kavala, Northern Greece. She has participated and coordinated seminars on EFL Teaching, Art in Education, and Multicultural Education. In spring 2017, the U.S. Embassy in Athens invited her to participate in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) to visit some of the most diverse International Schools and Organizations in the USA, where large numbers of refugees and migrants have settled. The observation of classes and the participation in sessions with international education specialists was reported to the Embassy and the education administrators in Greece. She organized seminars and workshops for the dissemination of information and new knowledge to educators with regards to refugee education. In summer 2017 she coordinated celebrations and social inclusion opportunities for the newly arrived refugee population in Kavala as well as voluntary summer lessons of English. She firmly believes that Distance Education provides equal opportunities for access to information and knowledge for the 21st century global learner, professional, and citizen. As a Master of Education in Distance Education student at Athabasca University, she hopes to conduct further research on multicultural education.

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