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After being part of the APIES (Associação dos Professores de Inglês do Espírito Santo) Board for 7 years, time has come to say goodbye. I was the representative of APIES in the south of Espírito Santo for one year, the secretary for four years, and since 2015 I have been the cultural director. Furthermore, I was the organizer of the XXVI Encontro da APIES held in Vitória in September 2016.

During these 7 years, I made our social media marketing successful, helped strengthen our partnership with other APLIs, BRAZ-TESOL, publishing houses, local institutions – both private and public – met amazing people, and made incredible friends.

Every story has an end. However, in life, every end is a new beginning. A new beginning with more experience, more partners, more friends, and more people willing to help me make the ELT community grow in Espírito Santo. I am super excited to see what 2017 has in store.

 

 

 

 

Paulo Torres
Paulo Torres holds a B.A. in English & English Literature from UFES and a post graduate diploma in New Educational Technology Tools from FIJ. He has been in ELT for 20 years. He is a teacher and teacher trainer based in Vitória/ES. He also worked as a pedagogical coordinator for 10 years. He has been a board member of Associação dos Professores de Inglês do Espírito Santo (APIES) since 2010 and the president of Cooperativa dos Professores de Línguas do Espírito Santo (COOPERLING) since 2014. He has also been working as a freelance academic consultant at Cengage Learning for 3 years and as an English teacher at Prefeitura Municipal de Vitória for 4 years.