Staff


 

 2012-2013 Staff

 

Hilda Marin: Principal. Born and raised on Caye Caulker.  Religious mission nun in the Pallottine Misionary Sisters for seven years.  Business Studies and Spanish teacher for five years at Pallotti and Muffles High Schools, Belize.  Five years experience as bank Manager for Atlantic Bank, Caye Caulker Branch and five years as bank manager in Freetown Branch, Belize City.  Owner of two businesses on Caye Caulker over the past twelve years.

 

Heidi Curry:  Founding Principal, and current Managing Director of Instructional Leadership. American with Belizean residency. Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Humanities: Latin American Policy; Spanish; and Business. Managed government-audited consulting teams at ICF International, started businesses from the ground up, published articles, is a resident of Belize, and has two daughters who will be educated on the island.   

 

Joni Valencia Miller: Founding Vice-Principal, and current Projects Director. Canadian with Belizean residency. Earned a Masters in International Education from the University of Alberta, Canada (2005). 10 years high-school teaching experience in British Columbia, Canada; lecturer in sustainable development at Galen University, Belize; trained student teachers; led Canadian student volunteer groups throughout Latin America; edited Moon Handbook Belize 8th and 9th editions; visited Belize for 10 years before building her home near the school in 2006.

 

Sarah Requena. Integrated Science Teacher, Environmental Club. Founding staff member. Canadian-Belizean. Caye Caulker Resident for 17 years. B.S. Nutritional Science. Caye Caulker Village Librarian. Has tutored at Caye Caulker Roman Catholic [Primary] School, and privately for more than 12 years. Mother of three children raised and educated on Caye Caulker.

 

  

Yeseni Torres: Spanish, Reading, Social Studies I  

 

 

 

Thomas Blanco: Business and Accounting

 

 

 

Noemi Kuylen:  English and Literature 

 

 

 

Alexander Quetzal: Mathematics 

 

 

 

Bevin Etheridge:  EDPM Computers, English II 

 

 

 

 Elizabeth Usher (maternity leave): Social Studies II, III

 

 

 

Marilyn Alarcon: Life Skills and Spirituality Teacher Aide

 

 

 


 

Auxillary/Contracted Staff

 

 

Allie Ilfield. Kayaking Coach.  Canadian with Belizean citizenship. Licensed Belize tour guide. Business owner of Toucan Canoes and Kayak Rentals, Caye Caulker.  Group Kayak Instructor and Tour Guide.  Licensed Boat Captain in “34 foot and under” category. Crew member with Raggamuffin Sailing Tours. Allie has 20 years experience as an international canoe racer, and competes in Belize’s 180-mile Ruta Maya canoe race.

 

 

Danny Reynolds. Basketball Coach. Belizean. In addition to three seasons as the shooting guard with Caye Caulker’s HTH, and numerous teams in Belize City, Danny currently plays with the San Pedro Seniors.      

 

 

Dedicated Volunteers 

 

Scotty Poock. Guitar. 2008-present.  American with Belizean Citizenship. 45 years experience as a professional guitar and bass player in USA. Owner of Bewado recording studio, Dayton, Ohio (1984-1992). Regular Friday- night gig at Oceanside, Caye Caulker, as well as numerous bookings in San Pedro, Belize (2000-present).  

 

 

Dane Dingerson. Director of Facilities, Windsurfing Coach. 2008-2012.  Former competitive windsurfer.

 

 

 

Dive Masters Pablo and Cal from Belize Diving Services, and Patrick Savage. 2009-present.

 

Lydie Baudry. Accountant. 2008-present.

 

 

 

Tom Egan, Composting Project. 2010-present

 

 

Founding Staff Members: 2008

 

Andy Marin, Sarah Requena, Heidi Curry, Destino Fuller, Joni Miller