Nikos Kritsantonis studied at the Pedagogical Department of the University of Crete before starting his professional career in Education.
With the ambition to work in play-based and technologically advanced educational settings, he embarked on a journey to five different countries. Collaborating with inspiring educators worldwide, he developed his teaching approach and learned how to integrate best practices into his profession.
During his career, Nikos has worked at schools such as the International School of Amsterdam, Chadwick Schools in the USA and South Korea, and Innova Academy in China. His professional experience as a Theater manager, Performing Arts Program Coordinator, Homeroom teacher, and Academic Coordinator allowed him to work with young learners of different developmental stages and a variety of cultural backgrounds. Nikos's rich and diverse experience taught him that student-led, play-based curriculums could transform the learning experience for all learners, turning schools into creative and joyful spaces.
Nikos has also worked as a member of the curriculum development and learning spaces design team of the Chinese company Origins Education.
As a Workshop Leader, Nikos has presented his Pedagogical Practices at Educational integration conferences and led workshops on Technology integration within Inquiry-based curriculums for the Association of International Schools of East Asia.
Nikos' return to Greece finds him working as the Academic Coordinator at Dorothy Snot, a contemporary, play-based Early Years school in Athens. He also collaborates with Martis Publications as the scientific director of the new parenting book series.