Student Life Team

Our support professionals work collaboratively with homeroom teachers to help students understand the school culture, routines, manners, and behavioral expectations. They may also provide counseling, support, leadership training, and conflict resolution. As part of our partnership with parents, we expect significant communication between the school and families such that both parties can best support the well-being of the students in the school.

Lower School Student Life Team

Herro

Assistant Head, Lower School

Falcão

School Counselor & Service Coordinator

Marques

School Nurse

Upper School Student Life Team

Wilson

Wilson

Assistant Head, Upper School, Teacher of English Language, Upper School
Falcão

Falcão

School Counselor & Service Coordinator

Brink

Director of Student Life

Kerr

Dean of Students, Upper School

Marques

School Nurse

Student Life Team

Filipa Falcão is the school counselor and service coordinator. She works with our students, the TPA, and local organizations to find ways for TASIS to give back to those in need in our community. She also leads our Social and Personal Health curriculum.

As Dean of Students, Adrian Brink works closely with student leaders to improve school life, as well as helping upper school students adhere to our school policies and the TASIS Honor Code.

The School Nurse is the lead on student health issues, and Ana Marques ensures the school does everything in its power to keep children safe and free of illness.

School Counselor

TASIS Portugal employs a school counselor to assist students with personal, social, and emotional issues. The school counselor provides students with short-term, on-site support with a proactive and education-focused approach. Our school counselor works with students to help them manage stress, cope with adjustments, and discuss mental health needs. While the school counselor can address many immediate academic and counseling support needs, they serve mostly as a triage manager to provide urgent and emergent short-term support helping students to manage conflict, stress, and personal issues. If determined and agreeable to parents, the school counselor may recommend specialists in the community for situations that might require long-term counseling, medication management, or further assessment.