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 Athanasios Bayiates

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Athanasios Bayiates

I was born and grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, my father immigrated to the United States from Lemnos, Greece and my mother was born on a dairy farm in Orwell, Vermont. I moved to Knoxville, Tennessee when I was 17 to attend the University of Tennessee where I earned a Bachelors in Architecture. During my undergraduate years I sought out educational opportunities in education, the studio arts, and art history that eventually led me to teaching art. I returned to the University of Tennessee and earned my Masters in Education and have taught in Knox County Public Schools for 18 years.