Christos Bafas holds a BA in Education Science by the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece and a MA in Special Education by the Tor Vergata di Roma University in Italy. He can communicate in Greek (mother tongue), English (highly proficient) and Italian (intermediate skill). He has been working as a teacher in Greek public primary schools around the country since September 2010. He is specialized in teaching children with learning disabilities (dyslexia), ADHD and autism. Since August 2020 he holds a permanent position as a teacher in the sector of Special Education in province of Lasithi, Crete. So far, throughout his academic career he has attended numerous education seminars and workshops, as well as he has participated as presenter in some of them. He is currently attending a long duration training seminar in “Mentoring in education” and in “School leadership and administration” offered by the University of Macedonia in Greece.
Except for his primary occupation in the field of education, Christos Bafas is really passionate about sports and athletics. He is currently attending a MA program in Sports Studies: History, Sociology, Anthropology offered by the Hellenic Open University, as well as a two-years VET program “Sports Coach”. His main interests focus on sports professionalization, globalization and commercialization, doping, violations and violence in sports, fans’ cultures and sports under the influence of internet and new technologies. Furthermore, due to job reasons mainly, he is very interested in combining creatively the field of sports with the field of education. As an active, optimistic and provident educator, he strongly believes in social, racial and sex equality which can be actually forwarded through the field of education and sports as well.
His favorite motto “May fall, Must get up” features his general mentality and the way he likes to approach every single life matter. According to him, social, cultural and educative change can come as an aftermath of coordinated, well-planned and organized action taken by people who are keen on evolving themselves, interacting with others and sharing new knowledge.