Life at Avenues

The Avenues São Paulo Leadership Team Welcomes You

From left to right: Lisa Lund Peixoto, director of admissions; Hamilton Clark, head of school; Cristine Conforti, head of Brazilian program; Alan Greenberg, co-founder; Anne Baldisseri, head of Primary Division; Juliana Salles, director of People & Culture; John Ciallelo, head of Secondary Division and Luciana D'Angelo, director of operations and administration.

Meet Your Leadership Team

Meet your Colleagues

Meet Ryan Sawtell

Ryan Sawtell joins Avenues São Paulo as a lead World Course educator for Os Primeiros. In August he will join the full faculty to teach Mastery in the Secondary Division. Most recently, Ryan worked at Harlem Village Academies High, where he taught teaching Theory of Knowledge, Spanish, and European Art and Architecture. In this role he collaborated across academic departments to develop learner-centered curricula that link content knowledge and skills with relevant local and global issues.  

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Meet Daniela Pannuti

Daniela Pannuti has joined Avenues São Paulo as an associate division head for the Primary Division. Daniela is an attentive and experienced early childhood professional committed to providing comprehensive and constructive support to students and faculty alike. She is also committed to research, continually pursuing questions and reexamining practices in teaching. Most of all, Daniela is passionate about facilitating the wonder of discovery in children.

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Meet Taísa Barros

Taísa Nunes Barros joins Avenues São Paulo as an English teacher for Os Primeiros. In August, she will join the full faculty as a language support teacher in the Secondary Division. A native of Rio, Taísa’s career has been guided by language education in Portuguese and English across the United States and Brazil.

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Meet Ana Paula Giorgi

Ana Paula Giorgi joins Avenues São Paulo as a science teacher for Os Primeiros. She is also a science teacher for Avenues Online. In August, she will join the full faculty as a science teacher for the Primary Division. Ana Paula earned her PhD at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in geography and specialized in conservation science and environmental education. She has 20 years of experience developing and implementing socio-environmental programs, and 10 years of experience overseeing travel programs in the field.

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Meet Cristina Oliveira

Cristina Oliveira joins Avenues São Paulo as a wellness and movement teacher, and family contact for Os Primeiros. In August 2018, she will teach wellness and movement in the Primary Division. Prior to joining Avenues, Cristina worked for eight years at St. Paul’s School, mostly recently as head of junior enrichment.

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Meet Samantha de Silva

Samantha de Silva joins Avenues São Paulo as a lead science educator for Os Primeiros. In August she will join the full faculty to teach science in the Secondary Division. Prior to joining Avenues, Samantha worked for the United Nations International School (UNIS) in New York for as a science and health teacher for grades 6 through 8. During this time, Samantha implemented a differentiated, learner-focused and experiential science and health curriculum, and facilitated the social and emotional growth of 7th grade students through an inclusive advisory program.

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