Stathopoulos is the recipient of the 2006 Prime Minister's Award for Teaching
Excellence - one of two Canadian music teachers to receive the award in 2006 and the only one from the province of Quebec. As well, in 2007, she was awarded both the Annual Achievement Award from the Business and Professional Women of Montreal and the Diplôme d'Honneur from the Hellenic Community of Montreal.
Ms. Stathopoulos has been a music specialist at FACE (Fine Arts Core Education) School in Montreal, Quebec since 1992, and became head of its string department in 2000. Since that time, musical ensembles under her direction have won many distinctions and awards including national prizes at Musicfest and Kiwanis Music Festivals and the Wilfred Harvey Award for Best Small Ensemble (2003) and Christopher Gledhill Award for Best Orchestra (2005) both awarded by the Canadian Music Educators Association. An active music educator since 1978 in various school boards, she collaborates regularly with the Music Education Department of the Université de Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in their teacher training Program. She has also been a reviewer for the Quebec Ministry of Education, serves on various national and provincial music and art education steering committees and is President of the Quebec Music Educators Association.
A regular contributor to the Canadian Music Educators' Journal, she has been an invited presenter for performing student ensembles at the International Society's for Music Education (ISME) Conference (Tenerife, 2004) and the United Nations' World Conference on Climate Change (Montreal, 2005) as well as panelist at the Greek Society's for Music Education Conference (Lamia, 2005 & Thessalonika, 2007),
UNESCO's World Conference on Art Education (Lisbon, 2006), National Arts & Learning Symposium (Ottawa, 2007) and Resonant Learning Symposium on Arts, Children & Youth in a Multicultural Setting (Toronto, 2007).