I had the best time of my life during SJBS years as a student. Now, as an adult, I realized that BECA is a loving and warm, heart beating sun upon us. My past teachers were exactly what I needed in my life back then! As a kid who wanted to be a singer and an actress, they supported me and helped me grow. I specifically remember when Mr Fabrizio taught us how to dance salsa, merengue and bachata in music class! I was so fortunate to have them as teachers. If I could talk to them today, I’d say, “Thank you, thank you teachers!” I just hope to give back what was given to me.

I’ve been with BECA as a teacher for four months now, and though classroom management has been a challenge for me, I absolutely love when the students tell me they love me! My students teach me more about life and help me see things through their eyes. Going into this year, I learned about the growth mindset, and I hope to practice a growth mindset every day. This also inspired me to set the goal to support my students so we get to a point where they are speaking to me only in English by the end of the year.

Thank you BECA! I’m excited to be here!

Matthew McCormack
Recruitment Chair & Teacher at San Jeronimo Bilingual School | + posts

Matthew McCormack, a long term committed BECA volunteer from Summer Camp Counselor 2018 to Volunteer Teacher 2019-2021 and Program Coordinator 2020-2021 to current Volunteer Recruitment Chair based in Bethesda, Maryland.  Since age 15, Matthew has committed himself to nonprofit education.  Currently, Matthew works at The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health as the Family Program Coordinator for Education making childhood possible and reducing the burden of illness through educational programming and opportunities.  He is excited to share his experiences in Honduras and the beauty of the BECA community with all who are interested to support from afar or in person in one of our classrooms.