Leticia is a founding partner and Global Chief Education Officer at Camino Education. She has an extensive experience in the development and implementation of teaching methodologies, curriculum and teacher preparation for the 21st century. Winner of the 2017 Early Career Award from Teachers College, Columbia University, for her work with Social Emotional learning programs for low income students in Brazil. Leticia is the former Director of Curriculum, Assessment and Teacher Training at Somos Educação, and President of the Somos Institute, devising strategies for large-scale projects that supported partner schools and institutions in their challenges of transformation and quality attainment.
Previously, as an entrepreneur in the education sector, Leticia founded AfterSchool Educação, a socio-emotional-focused early childhood lab school in São Paulo, and Instituto Vila Educação, a non-profit organization responsible for developing and implementing one of the largest public schools socio-emotional learning programs in Brazil, serving over 250 schools around the country.
Through her consulting company, Mindset Education, Leticia led programs at premium private schools in São Paulo as well as an innovative rural teacher training in Dareda Kati, Tanzania. As a professor, Leticia heads the Integral Teacher Development graduate studies course at Instituto Singularidades. She has published articles on Affect and Cognition, as well as several pieces on 21st century curriculum, social emotional learning and the Base Nacional Comum Curricular (BNCC), appearing in conferences and interviews throughout Brazil.
As a volunteer, Leticia is Ambassador of Expedição VagaLume, an NGO awarded for its work with education in the Amazon; a mentor at Instituto Quintessa; and a member of the Alumni Council of Teachers College. She is also the recipient of a Lemann Fellowship and actively participates in the Foundation’s mission of transforming public schooling in Brazil.
Leticia holds a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, a post graduate degree in Executive Film and Television Production from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-SP), post graduate degree in Law from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP-SP), and undergraduate degrees in Pedagogy from Universidade Cidade de São Paulo (UNICID) and Communications from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado and pursued a degree in Business Administration from Universidade de São Paulo (FEA-USP).