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Anne Baldisseri

Head of School, São Paulo

Anne Taffin d’Heursel Baldisseri is passionate about building community, motivating people, and sustaining a culture of quality where teachers and students are encouraged to learn alongside one another. Before becoming head of school in August 2023, Anne served as Avenues São Paulo’s founding head of primary division from 2018. Prior to joining Avenues, she served as head of pre-preparatory at St. Paul’s School in São Paulo from 2007 to 2016.

Before becoming a teacher, Anne completed an M.S. and Ph.D. in zoology from Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). She is currently part of a research group at Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), where she is working towards a post-doctorate degree focused on to bilingualism, reading and motivation. Anne runs national and international workshops centered on differentiated instruction and formative assessment, as well as courses to help teachers and parents to build a sustainable culture of high performance.