Welcome to Middle School at OLM!

Middle School is a unique time in a student’s life, full of rapid changes and exciting opportunities.  Engaged in both the search for identity and the struggle for independence, young adolescents are confronted daily with the challenge of balancing new-found freedoms with increased levels of responsibility.  In the words of the Association for Middle Level Education:

“Every day, millions of diverse, rapidly changing 10- to 15-year-olds make critical and complex life choices and form the attitudes, values, and dispositions that will direct their behavior as adults. They deserve an education that will enhance their healthy growth as lifelong learners, ethical and democratic citizens, and increasingly competent, self-sufficient individuals who are optimistic about the future and prepared to succeed in our ever-changing world.” (This We Believe, 2010)

Grounded in the OLM mission to “Educate the whole person for global understanding” and guided by the principles and best practices for middle level education, the OLM Middle School Faculty and Staff not only challenge students with a rich and relevant academic curriculum but also provide the necessary guidance, modeling, and support to accompany students throughout the transition to young adulthood.

Isabel Auler, Ph. D   
Middle School Principal

Faculty and Staff

Isabel Auler, Ph. D

Middle School Principal

Leandro Macedo, Ph. D

Middle School Counselor

Silvia Paschoal

Middle School Secretary

Ana Laura D'Altério

6th Grade English Teacher

Kelly Schreiber

7th and 8th Grade English Teacher


Juliana Pêgas

6th Grade Portuguese Teacher

Camilla Duarte

7th and 8th Grade Portuguese Teacher


Vinicius Aragão

Digital Education

Carolina Cavaliere

6th and 7th Grade Math Teacher

Ana Buçard Teixeira

8th Grade Math Teacher

Ana Beatriz Viveiros

Science Teacher

Leonardo Barbosa

World Social Studies Teacher

Daniela Daflon

Brazilian Social Studies Teacher

Samara Heringer

Spanish Teacher

Marco Teixeira

6th and 7th Grade P.E. Teacher

Waldeir Souza

8th Grade P.E. Teacher

Luana Nobre

P.E. Teacher

Marcelo Camera

Music Teacher

Monica Merchak

Arts Teacher

Eduarda Studart

Drama Teacher

Marcia Prudencio

Religion Teacher

Sandra Xavier

Libras Teacher

Crisis Management

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Our Lady of Mercy School

R. Visconde de Caravelas, 48 Botafogo
Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil - CEP: 22271-022

Tel.: +55 (21) 2266-8250

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