EduGator Nation in Greece

Christos Skaloumbakas (BAE ’91 & MED ’92, Special Ed) tells us about his career after graduation.  For two years, Mr. Skaloumbakas taught at a special school to educate and help emotionally disordered students, before accepting a position in the Department of Child Psychiatry at Panagiotis & Aglaia Kyriakou Children’s Hospital in Athens, Greece.

After several years of working for the Department of Child Psychiatry, he assisted in the staffing of their new ADHD/LD Unit in the hospital.  This new unit was the first of its kind in the public sector in Greece.  Mr. Skaloumbakas later became a founding member and the Vice President of the Hellenic Society for Research in ADHD.  In addition to his current positions, he is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board in ADHD Hellas – The Hellenic Association of Individuals with ADHD, a consultant to the Ministry of Education, and co-authored a widely used computer-based assessment instrument for Dyslexia.

Christos says, “I would like to send my greetings to all the members of the teaching staff who were around when I was graduating; particularly Dr. Paul Sindelar and Dr. Mary Brownell.  I would also like to thank Dr. Stephen Smith whose influence defined my academic interests and whose scholarly work I’ve been following all these years.”