Dr. Vianna lives in Brasilia, in the Federal District, in Brazil, where she opened T-Leaders, an English learning center for children and adolescents. Margaret Vianna’s primary research focus is English fluency development in the Brazilian context and the family-school dynamics that influence students’ advancement in language acquisition. She has taught English at the secondary level in public schools in the U.S., and in elementary private schools in Brazil. She has also taught English to business professionals.
Margaret is an advocate of the use of children’s literature as a learning tool to motivate successful English fluency. She enjoys participating in literary events to promote early literacy development and the joy of reading. Margaret Vianna completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction (SAS); a Master’s degree of Arts in Education, Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in ESL (Boise State University, Idaho); a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education (Northwest Nazarene University, Idaho). She has authored a children’s literature book in Portuguese. Dr. Vianna is the South American coordinator for World Association of Academic Doctors (WAAD), a member of the International Literacy Association (ILA) and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She is from Port Townsend, Washington.