Mrs. FERNANDA CERVANTES (Pre-K 3 Lead Teacher)

Mrs. Cervantes has taught for 8 years. Prior to teaching at RIS she worked for 2 years at The British School of Rio de Janeiro. She speaks Portuguese, English and basic Spanish. She loves to travel and Jardim Botânico de Curitiba and Farellones in Chile are her favorite places she has been to so far. She received her education from Pontificia Universidade Católica PUC-RJ (English) and the Universidade Castelo Branco.

Job 42:5 (NIV)
“My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.”


Ms. Maria Eduarda Neiva Cavalcanti Braga de Siqueira has recently returned to RIS. She is a former graduate of RIS and worked at RIS in 2015 as a teacher's assistant. Maria Eduarda speaks Portuguese, English, basic Spanish, and French. She really enjoys traveling and has visited the U.S, France, England, Italy, Netherlands, Germany and Turkey. Her favorite cities are Paris, London and Milan.

1 Corinthians 13: 4-8

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away."


MS. LARISSA SANTOS (Pre-K 4 Lead Teacher)

Ms. Larissa Santos has been with RIS for 6 years. She speaks Portuguese and English. Ms. Santos was a volunteer teacher for four months in the USA at Morning Star Montessori School and Country Junction Preschool where she even further developed her teaching skills. UERJ - Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro is where she received her education.

Psalm 23 (KJV)

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadet me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever."


Mrs. Viviane Miranda (Pre-K 4 Assistant Teacher)

Viviane Miranda has been part of the RIS family for 6 years teaching ballet and 4 years as an assistant teacher. Viviane not only dances ballet, but likes to have fun with friends and family when she has some free time. She chose to work at RIS because of the multicultural environment and the Christian base. Her favorite food is anything with shrimp. Viviane is originally from Rio, but spent all of her childhood in the north of Brasil, in Belem.

Psalms 139:23 (NIV)
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.”