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SIG Mission: 

Engage the main stakeholders in public education, third and private sectors on the need of improved teacher development programs and initiatives for English language teachers in public schools - raise awareness on the pressing need of investment of time and resources on the continued development and education of of pre and in-service public schools English language teachers bearing in mind the demands brought about by the Base Nacional Comum Curricular (BNCC) - Encourage and support initiatives aimed at raising the awareness of and improving the practices of English language teachers teaching in public schools settings - Disseminate the best practices and improvements in ELT in public schools - Integrate professionals in the private ELT areas with those in public schools to promote collaboration and cooperation

SIG Team

Maria Valésia

Maria Valesia Silva da Silva has worked at the University of Caxias do Sul, as well as at Public School as a teacher, Computing Classroom coordinator, teacher trainer at Referencial Curricular-RS (2009) and Base Nacional Comum Curricular (since 2016) in the 22 municipalities where the University of Caxias do Sul develops its activities. She is currently President of BRAZ-TESOL / RS Chapter and is a university professor of English, practicum classes and tutor of final projects. Maria Valésia lives in Caxias do Sul (RS) and she loves travelling around.


Maria ValésiaPublic School SIG Leader

Ingrid Barbosa da Costa



Ingrid Barbosa da Costa Implantação Escolas Bilíngues

Marcia Zanbom Farias

Marcia Zambon Farias has worked at public schools, since 1998. In the beginning, she worked at elementary schools in the countryside of her home town and at high school. Since 2000, she has been working just with high school. She worked for more than 11 years at University of Caxias do Sul in the course of languages. She is currently treasurer of BRAZ-TESOL / RS Chapter. She has worked at Santa Catarina High School, in Caxias do Sul (RS) since 2005.


Marcia Zanbom Farias Secretary

Marcia Buto

Marcia Buto has a full degree in Portuguese and English, bachelor?s degree in Translation from Mogi das Cruzes University, post-graduation degree in English from (UNESP), Cultural Extension Courses in English from (PUC-SP) and Sociedade Brasileira de Cultura Inglesa. She has taken part in several programs sponsored by the US. Embassy and Consulates. She has been working as a teacher trainer at Pedagogical Department from Sao Paulo Secretariat of Education in Suzano, managing, planning, and monitoring projects and programs related to Foreign Languages, such as the Language Centers and Youth Ambassador Program, as well as updating courses, organizing pedagogical and cultural exhibitions, interventions, and working on the curriculum implementation. Marcia Zambon Farias has a degree in Portuguese and English, a post-graduation degree in Applied Linguistics from Universidade de Passo Fundo. She has taken part in some programs sponsored by the US Embassy. She has been working as a teacher at a public school in Rio Grande do Sul since 2002, working mainly with high school.


Marcia Buto Coord. Cursos

Luiz Afonso Reis Baddini

Luiz Afonso Reis Baddini has a degree in Languages (Portuguese and English) and a postgraduate degree in Human Resource Management. He?s a Public-School English Teacher from São Paulo Secretariat of Education. He holds ARERLS (Oxford University), ECPE (Michigan University), CAE, TKT (Cambridge University). He?s also worked as a Michigan English Speaking Examiner and worked for Bilingual Schools and Binational Centres. He?s also worked as a teacher trainer for Teaching and learning process management and lesson planning and the use of resources for language teaching. He?s currently working as teacher of Educational Technology Support at São Paulo Secretariat of Education.


Luiz Afonso Reis BaddiniCoord. Midias e Tecnologia

Mariane Costa Vieira

Mariane has a degree in English and Portuguese. She has worked as a bilingual English teacher for many years. She currently works at the Rio de Janeiro Education Office as a member of the English team. She also develops workbooks for the same institution. Mariane holds Cambridge TKT and Michigan ECPE certificates, as well as an Exchange Course in Bilingualism (CLIL methodology) from ASU (Arizona State University). In addition, she participated in several courses held by RELO, such as PBL and TESOL Methodology. She is also a Cambridge Speaking Examiner at São Paulo Open Center.


Mariane Costa VieiraCoord. Midias e Tecnologia

Denise Nascimento



Denise Nascimento Coord. Formação Continuada

Eduardo Vasconcelos

Eduardo Vasconcellos has a degree in Languages and Literatures from UERJ, a postgraduate degree in Applied Linguistics: teaching/learning of English as a Foreign Language from UFF and an MBA on Entrepreneurial Management in Education. He works at a municipal school in Rio de Janeiro and he has also been a principal of the first bilingual Portuguese/English school for the state of Rio de Janeiro since 2014. He holds ECPE (Michigan University) and TKT (Cambridge University). He?s also worked as a teacher at Cultura Inglesa and Ibeu (Convenio-Prefeitura). He was also part of ILEP (International Leaders on Education Program) in 2010.


Eduardo VasconcelosFormação Continuada

Itamar José Bressan

Itamar José Bressan has a degree in Portuguese and English language, a Master's degree in Education and he is a Ph.D. student in Linguistics. He works at Mato Grosso State Secretariat of Education, where is in charge of professional development policies. Member of Apliemt - Mato Grosso English Language Teachers Association, International Exchange Alumni and He was the English language curriculum writer of Mato Grosso. He has an interest in researching Young and Adult Education, language teaching, and Portuguese as a welcoming language. Currently Connected Education Innovation Program coordinator and secretary of Mato Grosso Educational State Forum.


Itamar José BressanContato com Secretarias de Educação