Protinica Michelle Jannakos, M.Ed., Ed.S., Principal

Michelle Jannakos joined St. Sava Academy as its Principal in 2018.

Protinica Michelle Jannakos was born and raised at St. Sava Cathedral in Cleveland, OH.  She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Iona College and a Certificate of Liturgical Music from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary.  While teaching elementary music in Michigan for 15 years, she went on to get a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Ferris State University and an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Oakland University.

She is married to V. Rev. Paul Jannakos who is the Rector at St. Luke the Evangelist Orthodox Church in Palos Hills, IL.   They have four grown children and six of the most amazing grandchildren on the planet!

Nada Saponja, Secretary

George Vuckovic, Administrative Consultant

George and his partner, Esther, have three children, two of who attended St. Sava Academy. He continues to gladly volunteer in various roles at the Academy as he is needed.