She is currently in the final stages of a doctoral education program, building on her years of individual and community services, and adding to her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and English Literature, Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, License in Family Therapy, clinical psychology specialization (NCP), and Executive Master in Business Administration. A Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, other post-graduate initiatives include Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) training, and specialist certifications earned from the Resilience Counselling Center, Harvard Training Institute, the Virginia Satir Network, serving on Middle States Association accreditation team and Chair of the Guidance Committee in the European Council for International Schools (ECIS)
Ms. Pelonis is the author of two books: 'Change in the Journey of Life' (Fytraki publications, Athens, 2001) and 'Yparho Allazo (I Exist, I Change)' (Isorropon publications, Athens, 2006) as well as numerous articles in international journals, book chapter contributions and magazine and newspaper articles on education and leadership and is a frequent speaker on TV and radio programs. An active trainer of mental health and educational professionals worldwide, Ms. Pelonis conducts workshops on ‘Trauma’, ‘Coping’, ‘Change’ and ’Leadership’. Her work in these interrelated fields has been cited in peer-review journals, magazines and books.