Welcome New Faculty
Posted 08/28/2018 09:00AM
Patricia Figueiró - Lower School and High School Spanish as an Additional Language Teacher
Patricia is from São Paulo, and her family is from Paraguay. Her first teaching experience was at the age of sixteen as an ELL (English Language Learner) tutor. Patricia has taught both middle and high school students. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Portuguese language, a Bachelor of Education from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), and a Master of Arts in Spanish Education from São Paulo Catholic University. When she is not at school, Patricia enjoys traveling, attending music performances, spending time with her husband and son, and dancing. She is looking forward to joining the Graded community!
Stephen Cook - Lower School English Language Learner Teacher
Stephen is coming to Graded from London where he worked as a middle school humanities teacher. Internationally, he has worked at the American Embassy School in New Delhi and the Walworth Barbour American International School in Israel. Stephen was a Fulbright scholar and spent a year teaching and learning in Vietnam. He began his teaching career as a public school educator in New York City. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts in French and history from Seattle University, a Master of Arts in history from University of California, San Diego, a Master of Science in TESOL from The City College of New York, and is currently completing a postgraduate program in digital education from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Stephen will be teaching Lower School ELL this year at Graded and is excited to work the talented colleagues in his department. The opportunity to live and work in Brazil is a childhood dream for him. Outside of school, Stephen enjoys going to the theater, cooking, and writing.