Our Team

Sara Hughes


American, living in Brazil since 1996. Graduated in Business Economics with emphasis in International Relations from UCSB (California), and MBA from IESE School of Business, Barcelona. In Brazil, graduated in Pedagogy at UNIP. 

Besides Scaffold Education, Sara is Founder and General Director of FourC Bilingual Academy (Bilingual School, reference in the state of São Paulo), Idealizer of Instituto Lidera Jovem (Leaders Formation project in Lençois Paulista), Lwart Group`s Member of the board of Directors, FBN´s Counselor (The Family Business Network). She also participates in governance work on committees such as IBGC (Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance). 

Before arriving in Brazil, she worked in big companies such HP and Bank of Colombia, in the United States and Colombia. In Brazil, she participated directly in the Strategic Planning of the Lwart Group for the 21st Century, as well as in its Implementation. Currently, Lwart Lubricants is the leader in Latin American oil refining.

Rafael Sanchez


He has been working in Education and Technology areas since 1997. He began his career as a teacher of pre-university courses, and in 2005 he started to undertake in the area of E-Learning, opening the first 3 units of on-site support poles of a large educational group (Centro Universitário Uninter) in the interior of the state of São Paulo. 

In 2008, he founded BR Portais, company focused on multi-user systems development and web functionalities that served clients from all Brazilian states, selling his stake in this company to dedicate himself exclusively to Scaffold Education.

He is an Electrical Engineer and Programmer, graduated from Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), member of the São Paulo State University, and has been the Vice-Director of the Center for Young Entrepreneurs of CIESP, in Bauru area, participating in the organization of the first events for Startups in the region. In 2015, he designed and executed the ENEM 2015 Marathon, one of the largest online events in Educational field, with a national range that made ENEM preparation available to more than 12.000 students from all over Brazil. He believes that a personalized learning approach is the way to improve Education.

We are a solid company with a multidisciplinary team formed by more than 60 specialists. Programmers, designers, content producers, video editors, administrators, sales representatives and many other professionals who make up a team of passionate and motivated by results through learning.