Lisa Lund Peixoto has more than 16 years of leadership and administrative experience in independent education. Most recently, she served as the director of admissions at Graded—The American School of São Paulo. She has worked with tens of thousands of families from Brazil and around the world, and has welcomed generations of students to transformative experiences in education.
Lisa brings in-depth knowledge of leadership in education, having held senior positions in admissions, development, alumni and communications departments. At Graded, she served as admissions director, responsible for increasing enrollment; developing sustainable financial aid and scholarship programs; and forming impactful partnerships with peer institutions and corporations. She is exceptionally skilled at aligning school objectives with the interests of its students and families. Her extensive experience in international education has led to a deep appreciation for the value of diverse communities and dual-diploma learning programs.
As a native of New York and long-time resident of São Paulo, Lisa is fluent in both English and Portuguese. Her husband is Brazilian and she has two children, and considers both the US and Brazil their home. She is highly regarded for her keen understanding of both local and international communities, and is passionate about cultivating an environment where students can excel and reach their potential.