Coffee with Keith, Season 2

Last year, Headmaster Keith Chicquen launched a series of informal online chats on Thursdays from April through June. Tune in beginning Thursday, January 21 as we launch Season 2.  Hear about our teachers, programs, curriculum, and more. Many episodes will feature members of our faculty, leadership team, and board of directors.

The content is unique every week, and all episodes are recorded.

Season Two Episodes

  • Thursday, January 21: Jaclyn Pata Smith, Director of Student Support and Counseling, on creating a supportive school culture and her positive approach to student discipline.

Reserve Your Spot for the Upcoming Episode


  • January 28 - Kerry Trigg, director of the Early Learning Center 

  • February 4 - Juca Schweitzer, TPA president, and Laura Allard, TPA vice president, talk about TASIS Portugal's partnership with parents and the TASIS Portugal Parent Association.  

  • February 11 - Erica Herro (director of learning and assessment), and Bill Brooks (global perspectives & English teacher, middle school coordinator, and summer programs coordinator), discuss elementary and middle school curricula and assessment.

Season One (April - June 2020)

View The Season One Recordings

  • April 2: Welcome from Headmaster Keith Chicquen
  • April 9: Meet Erica Herro, Director of Learning and Assessment
  • April 16: Meet our Grade 1 team, Erin Searles and Heather Brooks
  • April 23: Meet upper elementary/middle school teachers John Iglar and Isabella Boutros
  • April 30: Meet Grades 4-7 social studies and English teacher Bill Brooks and Portuguese teacher Sérgio Franclim
  • May 7: Meet the TASIS Portugal Chairman of the Board Fernando González!
  • May 14: Meet Gina Anderson, Core Knowledge specialist, and Zoe Zarrabi, Singapore Math Coordinator 
  • May 21: Artists & Athletes!  Meet our arts and athletics specialist teachers! Alfredo Silva and Ines Villas (phys ed), and Luis Saraiva (music and theater)
  • May 28: What About Remote? Our Plan for Distance Learning. Keith is joined by Director of Learning and Assessment Erica Herro, Director of Studies Andrea Balazs and teacher Bill Brooks to discuss our plan for e-learning if necessary. See the presentation that was given here.
  • June 4: Meet our Early Learning Center Team! Keith welcomes Director Kerry Trigg and teachers Bethan Thomas and Nadia Moutinho
  • June 18: Meet David V. Hicks, Vice Chairman of the TASIS Portugal Board of Directors
  • June 25: Meet Some of Our Teachers! Keith is joined by Grade 1 teachers Carry Chapman and Naomi France