ms. carol ferreira (FINANCE)

Carol Ferreira has been a part of the RIS family for 8 years. She is originally from Rio de Janeiro, and speaks English and Portuguese. Her favorite food is beef and fries. Carol enjoys CrossFit, church, and going to the beach in her free time. She chose to work at RIS because it’s a Christian school with people of different nationalities.

“A alegria do Senhor e a nossa forca.”

MRS. CHRISTY LINDSAY (communications and events)

Christy Lindsay has been a part of RIS for 8 years. She was born in Prescott, Arizona, USA. Over her 8 years at RIS she has worked in many functions. Her favorite foods are sushi, picanha and Bob's paçoca milkshakes. She enjoys working at RIS because of the diversity of both staff and students and that her daughters consider RIS their home. 

Proverbs 3:5-6  (NIV)
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."

mrs. edia caetano (executive assistant)

Edia Caetano has been a part of the RIS family for 7 years. Originally from Mato Grosso do Sul, she has lived and worked in Florida prior to coming to work at RIS. She chose to work at RIS because of the good environment. In her free time, Edia likes to go to the beach and exercise.

1st Corinthians 13:1-2 (NIV)
“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.”


MRS. mICHELLE FERRETTI (HUMAN RESOURCES & admissions coordinator)

Michelle Ferretti, originally from Rio de Janeiro, has helped RIS for several years in different areas but now is happy to be apart of the RIS office. Michelle loves her church, Igreja Mananciais and volunteers there often. Her favorite part of her job at RIS is just being at the school amongst the people, the atmosphere and the presence of God. Michelle and her family lived in the United States for 10 years and her favorite part about the United States is EVERYTHING.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NIV)
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.”

ms. sofia duarte (registrar)

Sofia Duarte was born in Rio de Janeiro and is an avid Fluminese fan. She has worked at RIS for 9 years as the Brazilian Secretary. Sofia also works at Escola Padre Butinha. She has two birds named Cafu and Conca.