Miss Caitlin arrived in Honduras in 2013 with some teaching experience and a little Spanish in her pocket.
Since joining the BECA team in 2011 as a volunteer, Sean has gone on to work in many roles during his time with BECA. During his first two years in Honduras as a classroom teacher, apart from committing himself to making education fun and successful for every student, Sean worked to help develop and implement BECA’s math curriculum. During his third year in Honduras as Program Manager, he enjoyed championing the 2013/14 volunteer staff to a successful year while leading improvements at BECA's largest school, San Jeronimo Bilingual School. Sean currently works as BECA"s Executive Director, providing oversight and leadership to all BECA operations.
Raised in Victoria, Canada, Sean graduated with distinction in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria in 2009. He enjoyed a successful academic and professional career focusing on sustainable energy solutions before transitioning into his current work in International Development.
Hannah’s work in Honduras began in the mountains outside of Zambrano at a women's college called The Leadership Center. Focused on business & micro-finance, TLC supports students towards creating sustainable economic opportunities in their communities. While developing curriculum & teaching classes in communication & community research, Hannah fell in love with Honduras.
Previously, she taught English/Language Arts at a junior high outside of Seattle for six years. A national board certified teacher, she collaboratively analyzed, developed, & adopted a district-wide ELA curriculum focused on improving learning outcomes among under-privileged students. Additionally, she trained teachers in instructional best-practices for effective curricular implementation.
In Seattle, she also served on the leadership teams of two NGO's that serve street-involved youth. She gained experience in case-management, small-group trauma counseling, & volunteer-team management, while also experimenting with poetry- therapy classes in King County Juvenile Detention Center.
With a BA in Education & English & an MA in International Community Development, Hannah brings a passion for educational access, instructional excellence, & sustainable development to her role as BECA’s In-Country Director.