Biography – Nana Hatzi
Teacher of English
She studied English Language and Literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She was accorded qualified teacher status in England and Wales by the Department of Education and Science, United Kingdom and has got 40 years of teaching experience with children and adults.
She taught English in Thessaloniki at evening English language schools, private day schools and gave private tuition. She was a kindergarten teacher of native speakers of English at a state kindergarten in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, she taught Greek to children of Greek origin in Perth, Australia and worked with immigrant students in state schools in London. In England she also worked as a teacher of English and houseparent at the world-famous private boarding school, Summerhill.
She represents Summerhill officially in Greece giving lectures and seminars to university students, teachers, parents and other professionals who relate to babies, children and young people in order to promote the well-being of babies, children and young people.
Since 1993 she has been a member of the Hellenic Association of Orgonomy (orgonomy.org.gr). The association organises lectures and seminars on a wide range of topics including pre-natal and post-natal care, the pomotion of natural childbirth, breastfeeding, trauma prevention to newborn babies. infants and little children, problems in adolescence and generally the rearing of physically and emotionally healthy children.
Talk Descrrption – Summerhill School: Its message to the world
Short presentation of Summerhill School and its message to the world. After 97 years it is no longer an experimental school. It is a valuable resource to the education world and a model of how freedom and democracy can change the lives of children and help them develop into more responsible citizens and more effective, well-balanced and happier adults.