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Helen Caravas Sanders, American, British Art educator. Certified teacher, Virginia. Recipient Presidential citation Governor's School for Gifted and Talented, 1991;Mellon fellow in the Humanities, State Virginia, 1966; grantee Chesterfield Education Association, 1975.


Sanders, Helen Caravas was born on February 2, 1938 in Cepholonia, Greece. Came to the United States, 1948. Daughter of James and Stella (Doriza) Caravas.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Art, English, James Madison, 1961. Master of Arts in Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1974.


Teacher art, Monroe Junior High School, Roanoke, Virginia, 1961-1962;teacher art, George Wythe High School, Richmond, Virginia, 1962-1968;teacher art, Elementary Art Cons., Chesterfield, Virginia, 1973-1975;teacher art, Cloverhill High School, Chesterfield, 1975-1976;teacher art, Thomas Dale High School, Chesterfield, 1977-1978;teacher art, L C Bird High School, Chesterfield, since 1978. Supervisor student teacher Longwood College, Virginia Commonwealth U., Virginia State University, Richmond and Chesterfield, since 1962. Member state art evaluation committee Pulaski High School, Annandale High School, Cox High School, Colonial High School, 1982-1984, 91.

Adjudicator Governor's School, State Department, Chesterfield, 1992. Committee chair state publication Standards of Learning Committee, 1983-1984.


  • Certified teacher, Virginia.


Fellow Central Virginia Art. Education Association (Rachel Elizabeth Barton award Excellence in Teaching, 1992). Member National Art Education Association (Southeastern High School Art Teacher of Year 1986), Virginia Art Education Association (vice president 1979-1981, editor newsletter 1979-1981, Senior High School Art Teacher of Year 1984), James River Art League.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, bicycling, hiking, scuba diving, traveling.


Married Earl Cook Sanders, June 10, 1962. Children: Timothy, Dwayne.

James Caravas

Stella (Doriza) Caravas

Earl Cook Sanders

Timothy Sanders

Dwayne Sanders