Board of Directors

Graded is governed by a self-perpetuating board, whose twelve members are appointed for up to four two-year terms. The Board was first established in 1931 and continues to set the school’s fiduciary policies, annual budget, and fundraising goals based on input from the Superintendent and the Learning Leadership Team. The Board stewards the school’s financial resources to provide for current needs, while at the same time protecting and enhancing the endowment for the benefit of the school’s future. The Board is also responsible for hiring and evaluating the Superintendent. 

Alexandre Malfitani '90 P'22, P'26
President of the Board 
Chief Financial Officer, Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras
MBA, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
BS, Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo
Caroline Pinheiro Lima P'26, P'26, P'28, P'31, P'31
Vice President of the Board
Former Director of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations, GOL Linhas Aéreas
BS, University of Chicago
Gustavo Junqueira P'23, P'25
Treasurer of the Board
Secretary of Agriculture and Food Supply, Governo do Estado de São Paulo
MBA, Thunderbird School of Management
BS, Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado
Johann Mathias von Bernuth P'22, P'26
Secretary of the Board
Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates
LLM, Columbia Law School
PhD, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Ana Carla Abrão Costa P'24, P'25

Market Leader, Oliver Wyman Brazil
PhD, Universidade de São Paulo
MA, Fundação Getúlio Vargas
BA, Universidade de Brasília

Alberto Duran P'24, P'25, P'30 
Founder and CEO, Mundivox Communications 
MBA, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
BS, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo

Jeffrey Hoberman P'20, P'23
Former CEO and Chairman, Grupo Recovery
JD, Harvard Law School
BA, Yale University

Tania Haddad '95 P'25, P'26, P'31
Director, KPX Group - Family Office
MA, Boston University
BA, University of Chicago

Rodolpho Protasio P'19, P'21, P'24
Founding Partner, Mundie e Advogados
LLM, Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law
JD, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo

Carlos Zarlenga P'29, P'29
Co-Founder and General Partner, Qell LATAM Partners 
BA, Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina


David Hodge 
Consul General, the United States in São Paulo, Brazil
MS, Georgetown University
BS, Indiana University Bloomington
BA, Indiana University Bloomington

Richard Boerner P'18 
Ex Officio
Superintendent, Graded - The American School of São Paulo
MEd, Central Washington University
BS, Washington State University

Senior Leadership Team 


Richard Boerner
Shannon Beckley
Director of Teaching and Learning
Vance Boisjoli
Lower School Principal
Susan Butler
Middle School Associate Principal
Susan Clain
Chief Strategic Communications and Advancement Officer
Fiona Cope
High School Associate Principal
Vladmir Cruz
Director of Technology Integration
Elaine Gabor
Director of Business and Operations
Anna Hammernik
Lower School Associate Principal
Tracy Harrison Peixoto
Chief Development Officer
Shauna Hobbs
Director of Analytics, Innovation, and Research
Stuart Kent
High School Principal
Renata Romanich
Director of Human Resources
Silvia Siqueira
Diretora Oficial (Brazilian Accredited Program)
Rob Switzer
Director of Athletics and Activities
David Trajtenberg
Middle School Principal