University of Calgary

Theodora Kapoyannis

  • Director of Field Experience

Currently Teaching


Dr. Theodora Kapoyannis is currently the Director of Field Experience (On -Campus Program) at the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary.  She completed her PhD at the Werklund School of Education in 2018 with a specialization in Language and Diversity. Before beginning her Doctoral work, Theodora was a K-12 Educator, learning specialist and educational consultant for eighteen years.

Research & Scholarly Activity

Dr. Kapoyannis’ current research focuses on pre-service education and experiential learning.  Her research interests include Adult Learning, Language Learning and Literacy, Diversity and Leadership.

Current Projects

  1. Reimagining Field Experience During COVID-19-
  2. Field Experience Assessment and the Teaching Quality Standard


PhD- Educational Research- Language and Diversity - University of Calgary

Master of Arts- Teaching English as a Second Language - University of Calgary

Bachelor of Education- Specialization – Social Studies - University of Cagary

Professional & Community Affiliations

Dr. Kapoyannis collaborates with a variety of government and non- government organizations across Alberta. She is an active member of the Greek Community of Calgary.

  • English as a Second Language Specialist Council- Alberta Teacher’s Association- Member and Former President and Vice President
  • Calgary Reads – Literacy Non- Profit -Consultant
  • Greek Community of Calgary- Active Member


Burns, A., Danyluk, P., Kapoyannis, T., & Kendrick, A. (2020). Leading the pandemic practicum: One teacher education response to the COVID-19 crisis. International Journal of E-Learning and Distance Education, 35(2), 1-25. 

Kapoyannis, T. (2019). Literacy engagement in multilingual and multicultural learning spaces. TESL Canada Journal, 36 (2), 1-25.

Brown, B., Burns, A., Kendrick, A., Kapoyannis, T., & Delanoy, N. (2020). Adapting tochanging K-12 contexts during COVID-19: Teacher education perspectives. In M. K. Barbour & LaBonte, R., Stories from the field: Voices of K-12 Stakeholders during Pandemic, Canadian Education Network, pp. 63-68.


  • Online Teaching Excellence Award - Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary  2020- 2021
  • Award Recipient / Guest Speaker: Celebrating Student Success -Werklund School of Education , University of Calgary 2017
  • Ethel- King Shaw Doctoral Scholarship in Literacy - Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary 2015/ 2016
  • Doctoral Fellowship in Education- Alberta Teacher’s Association, Calgary, Alberta  2015

Media Work

The Writing Department. (2018, October). Calgary Reads with ELLs. Calgary, Alberta. (Training Video for Calgary Reads with English Language Learners)

Getaneh, M. (2018, April). I remember the first day of ESL class: Memory still bothers Calgary Woman.  Star Metro Calgary. Retrieved from:


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