Portuguese Instructors

Susan Dealis Gobbo - Educational Programming Coordinator & Portuguese Instructor (Adults) 

Susan is Brazilian.  She has 16 years of experience in working as a Physical Therapist in a cutting edge Hospital in Brazil. Susan moved to St. Louis with her wonderful husband and their lovely girl in 2008.  Susan is passionate for learning cross-cultural subjects, getting to know people from different cultures and studying different languages. She's been teaching Portuguese language since 2014. Susan has been working in many projects related not only with Brazilians, but also with immigrants in general. Susan is eager to keep alive the Portuguese language and to share the Brazilian culture contributing to expand the diversity in St Louis community.

 email:  suportuguese@gmail.com 


Danielle Nagy do Olival - Portuguese Instructor (Kids)


Eliane de Grossi de Souza - Portuguese Instructor (Kids)



Elizabeth Fernandes Oriani - Portuguese Instructor (Adults)


Beth is native from São Paulo, Brazil.  She started her professional in technology carrier in São Paulo, and continued it in Portugal (1998 – 2006).  In 2006 she moved to St Louis. Beth has been an active and passionate participant of Viva Brasil association since its inception.  She is also a Portuguese instructor at the Viva Português program. 

email: ElizabethBittencurt@VivaBrasilSTL.org




Kelli Martin - Portuguese Instructor (Youth)

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Kelli is a native Portuguese speaker, from Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. She also speaks Spanish and English. She
 has BA in Biological Sciences and a Graduate Degree in Biotechnology from the Universidade Barão de Mauá de Ribeirão Preto (Brazil). She launched the Technical Applied Sciences laboratories, where she functioned as a supervisor. She was also Professor of Biology at Rede Marista de Colégios in Ribeirão Preto (Brazil).  Kelli has over twenty years of experience in education, teaching in various subjects, including Portuguese. She has experience in working with students  from 3 to 17 years old. She is married and has two lovely daughters. Kelli is a very energetic person and she enjoys introducing music as part of her classroom activities. She considers that playing her guitar and singing with her students help them to learn Portuguese in a very fun and exciting atmosphere.

email: martin.kelli@gmail.com


Priscila Borba - Portuguese Instructor (Adults)



Priscila is a native Brazilian speaker, from Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. She has been living in St. Louis since 2015 due to her husband's transfer job. Priscila is a Brazilian lawyer and now she is studying English in StLCC in ESL Program as she is planning a new career in United States. She has 2  kids, a 8-year-old boy and a 5-year- old girl. Teaching Portuguese is new passion, which allows her  to keep her culture and language, and at the same time she can share her knowledge and meet new people with  same interests in Brazilian culture.




Sandra Schulte - Portuguese Instructor (Adults)


Sandra is a native Portuguese speaker, from Brazil. She has been living in St. Louis since 2008 when she came to study, and she graduated with a Master of Arts in Counseling in 2011. In Brazil, she worked as a medical doctor in different States of the country. Sandra is passionate for transcultural experiences and loves to travel and get to know people. For now, she is very enthusiastic about sharing Brazilian culture as she teaches Portuguese as second language.

email: sandrix.schulte@gmail.com






Volunteers - Viva Português
Natália de Souza Ferreira (Kids)
Angélica Martin (Youth Class)