Steven W. Medeiros, earned a B.A., magna cum laude, in English from Yale, an M.A. in English and American Literature from Middlebury College (including a semester’s study at Lincoln College, Oxford University), and an Ed.M. in Teaching, Curriculum and Learning Environments from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has also done graduate work in writing and the teaching of writing at the University of California – Berkeley and Northeastern University. He earned a Certificate in International School Leadership from the Principal’s Training Center.
He is currently Dean of Academics and of the Institute for Innovation and Creativity (IIC) at ACS Athens, where he has worked since 1981. He has been a teacher of English, Humanities, Theory of Knowledge, Art History and Theater Arts He has been recognized for excellence in teaching by the University of Chicago and Tufts University. He served as high school Principal for six years and as Middle School Principal for three. Mr. Medeiros has held a variety of other professional positions at ACS Athens, including English Department Chair; Academy Assistant Principal; acting Elementary School Principal; IB DP and MYP Coordinator; Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Human Resources; and Assistant Superintendent.
Mr. Medeiros served as lecturer in English and American Literature at the University of Laverne, Athens, and as adjunct faculty with the University of California — Berkeley (Extension). As a National Writing Project Teacher Consultant and co-founder /co-director of the Athens Writing Project, Mr. Medeiros has led hundreds of seminars and workshops in teaching/learning/writing/thinking connections for teachers from around the world. He has represented the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges as a member of 11 accreditation Validation Teams, serving as team chair six times. As founding Dean of the Institute for Innovation and Creativity at ACS Athens, he has programmed and organized numerous cultural and academic events and programs for the Athens community, and he has designed a number of innovative educational programs for students in partnership with leading US universities. He has been co-chair of ten annual international Conferences on Learning Differences, organized and sponsored by the IIC.
He has presented workshops and led seminars in teaching writing to think and learn, innovative teaching strategies, curriculum design and educational leadership for teachers and educational leaders at conferences organized by the Near East/South Asia Association of Schools (NESA), the European Council of International Schools, the International Baccalaureate Organization, the WISE Foundation and the American Association of University Administrators.