Isabel Carrapa is an English language teacher at Tomaz Pelayo Secondary School in Santo Tirso.

She studied German and English at University of Lisbon.
I believe that teaching is ‘not just a transference of knowledge’ but ‘guiding’ people through the discovery of knowledge/ experiences, no matter how old one is. European Projects like LEEN give us the opportunity to communicate with people from other countries with different cultures and share our different experiences, both as teachers and learners.

Isabel is willing to try new things and use new methodologies in class in order to improve her students’ skills to face an increasingly competitive global marketplace.



Tânia Ferreira is a Physics and Chemistry teacher at Tomaz Pelayo Secondary School.
She studied at University of Oporto where she graduated in 2003 and 
received an award for Best student. She also has a PhD degree in Nanotechnology-polymer nanocomposites from University of Minho in 2014. Since she became a teacher in this school she expressed her interest in participating in European Projects.

It’s fundamental to innovate our ways of teaching, be more creative and entrepreneur in order to teach students to have a critic thinking.

Álvaro Santos is a physics and chemistry teacher at Tomaz Pelayo Secondary School.

He studied chemical engineering at Oporto University, but soon after, began teaching physics and chemistry,getting a professional degree on educational sciences in 2002.
Ever since his college years, he has had a deep interest on entrepeneurship and technology, working on several projects related to water treatment and renewable energies.

His double experience in entrepeneurial and teaching environments, made him believe in projects like this one as a way to provide students with the tools to face an ever changing working market.”


Elisa Silva Freitas is a Primary school teacher at EB1/JI de S. Bento da Batalha, Santo Tirso.

She studied at ESE of Fafe where she graduated in 1996. She also has a Master degree in Literatura Infantil from University of Minho, in 2006. Innovation and creativity is very important specially when working with very young students. This project is a great opportunity to learn more about how to develop student’s skills, by trying new strategies and challenges.