MEET THE TEAM
"Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."
Meet the diverse members of the Learning and Wellness Center’s professional team.
Yulla Lamprou, Ph.D.
Dr. Yulla Lamprou received her Ph.D. from Temple University in educational psychology with a focus on special needs, educational policy and leadership. She has been involved in the field of special needs in various professional roles for the last 20 years. Her undergraduate studies involved theater and drama as a path to understanding and teaching differences and during her master's degree she advanced her studies in the field of reading and writing difficulties.
Dr. Lamprou's international work experiences include: undergraduate and graduate lecturing in various universities and colleges (e.g. Temple University, LaSalle University in the USA, Metropolitan College of Athens, Greece) in educational psychology, special education, modern Greek language, qualitative research and writing, and supervision of thesis writing; Head of Student Support Services at the International Community School of London (ICS); policy consultant (most recently wrote the policy for autism accreditation of ICS by The National Autistic Society -NAS of London); scientific collaborator and consultant in research for the Ministry of Education in Athens; and independent consultant advising children and parents. Currently, she leads support services in a private school and teaches as an Adjunct Professor, seminars to graduate and post graduate students in the Institute of Lifelong Learning of the Metropolitan College of Athens.
Dr. Lamprou's experience in educational leadership and teaching has offered her great insight and expertise on issues of diversity, communication, and inclusive practices. She has trained teachers and support staff on the topics of inclusion and differentiation. She is certified by the New York and Pennsylvania States for Elementary Education K-6 and Special Education K-12 and as a Reading Specialist by the state of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include: inclusive systems, how to change mentalities and perspectives to embrace differences, differentiation, and educational leadership.
She is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the American Psychological Society (APA). She has lived in the USA, France, the UK, Belgium and currently lives in Athens. She enjoys reading, writing, traveling, running, and learning new languages (she is currently studying Italian).
Alessandra Sax, Ed.D., L.M.S.W.
Dr. Sax holds a Bachelor's degree from Hampshire College (U.S.A.) in Psychology and Child Development. She graduated from New York University (U.S.A.) with a Clinical Master's degree in Clinical Social Work; Children, Adolescents and Adults. She has completed her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology and Supervision in Counselor Education at Argosy University (U.S.A.).
She has been a Psychology Lecturer of Child Psychology, Life-Span Development, Cultural Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Advanced Psychopathology, Clinical Interviewing and Consultation and Group & Music Therapy. Currently, she is an Adjunct Professor at the Hellenic American University in Athens, teaching graduate students of the Psychology Department. She is also a licensed psychotherapist who has been in private practice for over twenty-five years with children, adolescents and adults.
Since 2006 she is working in a private school as the Elementary School Counselor and the school wide Counseling Psychologist.
Dr. Sax also presents her work at Professional Conferences throughout Europe and has published articles and book chapters on her research interests and clinical work in the field. She currently is a member of the editorial board and peer reviewer of the American Journal of Applied Psychology and The International Journal of Elementary Education of SciencePG, as well as a peer reviewer for the International Journal of Progressive Education. She is also a member of the European Branch of the American Counseling Association and Fellow of RSA (The Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).
Dr. Sax has lived in Greece since 1994 and enjoys travelling, cooking, classical and jazz music and spending time with her family and friends.
Ms. Alexia Grigoropoulou received her Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Business Administration from the University of LaVerne. She earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Indianapolis in Clinical Psychology, Mental Health Counseling. Ms. Grigoropoulou has worked with children, adolescents and young adults as the Elementary School Counselor, Middle School Counselor, IB Advisor, CAS Coordinator, After School instructor (Homework Support), and Shadow Teacher to ESL students at a private English-Speaking school in Athens.
She has co-presented at a conference on Learning Differences in Athens and has lead students in various community projects. She designed with a colleague from the other school, a course on international collaboration between the school she worked at and a Minnetonka Public High School.
Ms. Grigoropoulou has lived in both Greece and the USA and enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and bicycling.