To me, BECA means growth and personal development through new challenges and experiences. I have been with BECA for one year now, and last year was challenging because of my students’ behavior. But, on the last day of school, all my students showed me a lot of love and told me how much they appreciated me! I realized that even though the year was hard, I connected with them and learned more about them and myself. This is my favorite memory, and it just showed me how much of an impact I have on my students. Thinking back, I wish my ex-teachers knew that I always appreciated them, too, and all that they did for me. As a teacher now, I realize how important all of their support was!

I remember how much I wanted to be a Veterinarian, so everything we studied that was related to animals made me excited to learn. I also loved International Day, because it was so exciting to be a part of a fun celebration learning about different cultures and traditions! Remembering these things has helped me set goals for this school year. In training, I learned about how to engage my students to help them learn better by using activities, conversation, realia, crafts, and other techniques. This makes sense, because I also learned best when we had fun activities and interactive experiences in my classroom as a kid! As we start this school year, my goal is to improve my creativity and make my classes engaging, so I can connect more quickly with my students and help them learn better. I’m excited to get started!

Fabiola Cortes
Teacher at SJBS | + posts

Fabiola was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and studied at San Jeronimo Bilingual School for 13 years and graduated in 2022 with a high school degree in science and humanities.  This is her second year being a part of BECA as a teacher and she is excited for the new things to come.  Her objective at BECA is to encourage the desire to learn to her students.