Board of Governors




 Neidi Marin: Board Chairwoman. Owner of R&M Pharmacy. Educator with 25 years experience. Born and raised on Caye Caulker.




Enelda Rosado MBE: Board Vice Chairwoman. Retired Principal, Caye Caulker Roman Catholic Primary School, (CCRCS), Justice of the Peace.  Born and raised on Caye Caulker; attended CCRCS, and continued to high school in Belize City, at Belize Teachers College. Former member of the Caye Caulker Village Council, and of the Caye Caulker Executive Committee. Ms. Rosado is considered the “head of Education” for Caye Caulker.  



Abel Novelo. Caye Caulker born and raised. Business Owner: Frenchie's Diving Services. Father of two. Born and raised on Caye Caulker. Attended CCRCS, and continued to high school in Belize City at St. John’s College. National chess player and chess coach.





Sarah Requena.  Staff representative (and parent). 





Ellen Armstrong.  Owner Cayeboard Connection. Mother of two children  educated on Caye Caulker; member of CCRCS Parent-Teacher Association.  Computer technology technician for CCRCS and Ocean Academy. Tourist Officer for Caye Caulker Emergency Committee. Resident of Caye Caulker for 15+ years.




Heidi Curry. Co-founder of Ocean Academy. 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.  Resident of Belize, and has 2 daughters who will be educated on the island. 



Joni Miller.  Co-founder of Ocean Academy. Earned a Masters in International Education from the University of Alberta, Canada (2005). Taught ten years in a high-school in British Columbia, Canada; trained teachers; led Canadian student volunteer groups throughout Latin America; edited Moon Handbook Belize 8th and 9th editions.  Resident of Belize.




Dane Dingerson. Co-founder of Ocean Academy Resident of Caye Caulker for 20 years.  Donated the land for the school, and managed and financed the construction. Serves as CEO of Eden Isle Inc., Caye Caulker Real Estate, the Director of the Caye Caulker Conservancy, and manages the South Point Nature Reserve.