Our school has an executive council formed by the main leaders of Eleva Educação Group.

Duda Falcão
Executive Director

Graduated in Business Administration from the University of Virginia in the USA, Duda is a founding partner of Gera Venture, a fund focused 100% in Education. She is currently co-CEO of the Eleva Educação Group and Executive Director of Escola Eleva. She began her career as a consultant at McKinsey, worked at PCP-UBS Pactual and at the Rio de Janeiro Municipal Department of Education, coordinating a strategic project for early childhood.

Marcio Cohen
Pedagogical Director

Marcio is an engineer by training, and an educator by passion. With degrees from IME, IMPA and MIT, besides the one for being a licensed Mathematics teacher, he worked as a Mathematics Teacher and School Headmaster at Pensi and as a strategic consultant at McKinsey, before returning to Brazil as one of Eleva Educação’s leaders. He is one of the people responsible for the conception of the Escola Eleva. Today, Marcio Cohen’s main objective is to ensure the materialization and integration of the three academic pillars in school: academic excellence, life intelligence and global citizenship.

Antonia Mendes
Director of the Teaching System

Antonia holds an MBA from Wharton (University of Pennsylvania), graduated in Industrial Design from PUC-Rio and studied at the British School. Today, she is Head of Marketing in Eleva Educação Group. She was the leader of Neutrogena in Brazil, served as Art Director at agency Artplan and as a Designer at Editora Ouro Sobre Azul.

Bruno Elias

Co-CEO of Eleva Educação, graduated in Engineering from IME, studied at Pensi.

Rodrigo Villard
Director of Innovation

Director of Innovation and Pedagogical Leadership of High Performance Students at Eleva Educação, graduated in Mathematics from UFRJ, studied at Colégio Militar and at Pensi.

Rafaela Villela
Founding Partner

Rafaela has been a Executive Director in Grupo Gera since June 2010. She started her career at Banco Pactual, was a partner in the G5 Advisors team and Inbrands’ Legal Director. She holds a degree in Law from PUC-Rio.