Evi Markou

Evi joined the Student Support Department in 2016 as a Learning Support Teacher for Middle School.

She is passionate about matters of inclusion, educational equity, and intercultural education, areas in which she specialised during her studies. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology of Education from the UCL Institute of Education and an MA in Culture, Language and Identity in Education from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her Bachelor Degree (Hons) was in Philosophy and Pedagogy.

Before joining SIS, Evi taught at universities in the UK and Greece, particularly on teacher-training courses (BA and MA). She has participated in research projects on inclusion policies and intercultural, migrant, and refugee education and has produced teacher-training material in these areas.

Switching from academia to school teaching has been an exciting move that challenges her to put theory into practice, to experience education through students’ voices and collaborate with colleagues to remove any barriers to learning.

She has been an enthusiastic volunteer for community work and for promoting social justice to underprivileged groups. She was also a Sea Scout troop leader and summer camp leader. She likes swimming, ice-skating and crafts.

Evi comes from Greece and is currently living in Stockholm with her husband, their daughter and dog.