My name is Tais Farinha and I am your Local Care Consultant based in the Greenville/Upstate area of South Carolina. My background includes a variety of experiences that have uniquely prepared me for working with Cultural Care’s au pairs and host families. I am originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where I worked teaching and coordinating an English as a Second Language School while earning my Bachelor of Arts in Portuguese and English Languages and Literatures. Shortly after graduation, I moved to Greenville, SC as an au pair.
Currently, I have a Masters Degree in Early Childhood and Special Educations. I am a full time Special Education teacher at Spartanburg School District 5. Prior to that, I was a Special Education teacher at Laurens County School District 56, where I was actively involved in the PTO board, School Improvement Council, and also served as the School Ambassador for induction teachers.
I speak Portuguese, English and Spanish. I enjoy outdoor activities, reading, shopping and technology. I am also very active in the community and love volunteering: I have served as a Pre-school helper at The First Baptist Church of Greenville; I have also taught ESOL at the Greenville Literacy Association; I was a Technology Instructor at the Rolling Greens Village/Retirement Home for seniors and a Guardian Ad Litem for the State of South Carolina. Currently, I serve as one of the board directors for Red Shoe Society, a nonprofit organization that supports the Ronald McDonald’s House.