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Vicky Giouroukakis

Consulting Description

Vicky Giouroukakis, PhD, (née Vasiliki Menexas), is an Associate Professor in the Division of Education at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York. She teaches graduate courses to prospective and practicing secondary English teachers and English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers. Prior to her tenure at Molloy, Vicky taught English at a public high school in Queens, New York, and ESL to adolescents and adults. She also taught at Manhattanville College and Queens College, CUNY. Her research interests include adolescent literacy, standards and assessment, teacher education, and cultural and linguistic diversity. Her work has been featured in books and scholarly journals, and she frequently presents at regional, national, and international conferences. In 2010, Vicky was the recipient of the Educator of Excellence Award by the New York State English Council and has been serving on the Council’s Executive Board since then. She has been interested in standards and assessment and how they affect teaching and learning ever since she began teaching. Moreover, her dissertation work was on the impact of state assessments in English on instructional practice. Vicky received a master’s degree in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She also received a master’s degree in TESOL and a doctorate in Reading/Writing/Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania. Vicky resides in New York with her supportive husband and three loving children.


  • Aligning Literacy/ ELA Lessons to the Common Core
  • Teaching to the Common Core Across Content Areas
  • Best-Practice Literacy/ELA Instruction



  • Getting to the Core of the Common Core State Standards for ELA, 6-12: Are you wondering how to create your own standards-based ELA lessons to help prepare your students for 21st Century demands? In this interactive workshop, you will discover creative, multi-modal CCSS-based ELA lessons for grades 6-12 that reinforce literacy skills, advance students’ critical thinking skills, and include opportunities for technology use.
  • Getting to the Core of the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in the Content Areas, 6-12: How can you infuse reading and writing across the curriculum while maintaining a strong level of academic rigor? Come discover how to develop CCSS-based lessons that fit your teaching environment and learn tried-and-true methods of teaching both content and literacy through lessons that include technology use, differentiation, and cultural/linguistic connections.