Directory

Head of School

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Wendy McArthur

School Director
w.mcarthur@ksi-panama.com
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Wendy McArthur

School Director
w.mcarthur@ksi-panama.com
Wendy McArthur is from Peterborough, ON, Canada and comes to Knightsbridge Schools International Panama with eighteen years of experience in international schools and over twenty-five years of experience in education.  Wendy has a Bachelor’s degree in History,  a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s degree in International Education.  She had worked in international schools in Mexico, Serbia, and Panama and was recognized for her dedication and commitment as a school administrator when she received the National Distinguished Principal’s award for the Office of Overseas Schools in 2005. Wendy is well versed in the International Baccalaureate program, American curricula, and school accreditation processes.  Wendy is known throughout the international community as a leader and a presenter, presenting at conferences in the United States and regional international school conferences including the Tri-Association, NESA regional Conference, and the National Reading Association. Wendy joined the global network of Knightsbridge Schools International (KSI) as the Director of KSI Panama since 2012 except for one year when she took time to work with our London office on improving teaching and learning throughout the KSI community.  

Leadership

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Dalbyr Garcia

Head of Finance
d.garcia@ksi-panama.com
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Dalbyr Garcia

Head of Finance
d.garcia@ksi-panama.com
Dalbyr has over 12 years of experience in Business, he has acquired leadership experience over the years.  Administratively, he has been Head of Financial Planning and Analysis and as Head of Finance and Operation on the education industry. Dalbyr is passionate about educational leadership and supporting our talent at KSI.   Dalbyr has a degree in accounting and MBA in finance.
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Keisha Kirton de Welsh

Head of Human Resources
k.kirton@ksi-panama.com
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Keisha Kirton de Welsh

Head of Human Resources
k.kirton@ksi-panama.com
Keisha was born and raised in Panama, she has been married for 19 years, has two children, Christopher and Nicole. As part of her daily life she enjoys reading and studying the bible, she spent time knowing more about her Father. She is the leader of a womens group at the church by the name of 'Women of Faith at Salvation Army'. Keisha likes to cook. She loves the beach, and enjoys eating seafood and dessert by the name of Tres Leche.  She likes to spend time with her family.   As a professional she has four degrees, a Technical Bilingual Executive Secretary, a Bachelor in Bilingual Office Manager, Post Grad in Senior Management, a Master in Business Administration with emphasis in Human Resources and recetly started a Bachelor of English with an emphasis in Translation.
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Elizabeth Henter

Head of Secondary
DP Coordinator and Athletics Coordinator
e.henter@ksi-panama.com
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Elizabeth Henter

Head of Secondary
DP Coordinator and Athletics Coordinator
e.henter@ksi-panama.com
Elizabeth Henter is the Head of Secondary, DP Coordinator and Athletics Coordinator at KSI Panama. Elizabeth moved to Panama from St. Petersburg, Florida in 2008 to begin teaching,  her family heritage in Panama dates back to the 1890s with the planning and building of the Canal. In 2006, Elizabeth received a Bachelor of Science in Human Performance and Exercise Science, specializing in Education from Milligan College in Johnson City and in 2013, she received a Masters of Science in Athletic Administration, College of Business from The Ohio University. Elizabeth spends her time outside of KSI playing flag football, soccer, and basketball. She is on the Panama National Team of Flag Football which won the World Championship in 2016. She also enjoys spending time with her cat Luna and dogs Tiburon, Wally, and Tapper.
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Yanisselly Norris

Meduca Director and Primary Supervisor
y.norris@ksi-panama.com
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Yanisselly Norris

Meduca Director and Primary Supervisor
y.norris@ksi-panama.com
Yanisselly Norris has been working as a teacher for 17 years. She has a major in English, a major in Elementary School Education and she is currently finishing a Master's in Educational Administration.  Yanisselly lived in Spain and in the United States for many years and moved back to Panama a couple of years ago. She has come from a mixed family; her dad is American and mom Panamanian. She has an 11 year old daughter who she enjoys spending time with. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking and traveling. It is a tremendous responsibility but also a great honor to be your child's teacher this year. She believes that young children deserve a multisensory and differentiated literacy program within a joyful, caring community of learners. Their lives must be valued, celebrated, and incorporated into the PYP curriculum so they care about school and develop a love of learning.

Teachers

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Mrs. Karina Linnets Jimenez

PK-2 Teacher
k.jimenez@ksi-panama.com
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Geena Hurtado

Pre-K3 Teacher
g.hurtado@ksi-panama.com
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Geena Hurtado

Pre-K3 Teacher
g.hurtado@ksi-panama.com
Geena Kate Hurtado was born and raised in Panama City, Panama. She was a full-time preschool teacher for ten years and throughout the last two and a half years she was given the opportunity to take on the role of Special Education Teacher. Geena earned her Psychology degree from Universidad Latina of Panama and has a diploma in Multiple Intelligences and Talent Development in the classroom. She is convinced that everybody is good at something and has a talent that can help the world to be a better place to live. Also, Geena is a Certified Coach specialized in Neuro-Linguistic Programming from the European Academy of Neurosciences, Economics and Humanities, and the International Association of Coaching and NLP. Geena spends her spare time watching movies, reading scientific magazines and hanging along with her friends and family.
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Rosa Culhane

PK-4 Teacher
r.culhane@ksi-panama.com
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Rosa Culhane

PK-4 Teacher
r.culhane@ksi-panama.com
Rosa was born in Panama but moved to the United States at age 17. While in the United States, she married and had two children. She attended Edison State College in Naples, Florida and worked in elementary education in the state of Florida. Rosa returned to Panama in 2011 to be closer to her family. She has been working in education for the past 15 years. Upon returning to Panama, she attended Universidad del Istmo. Rosa has been at the School since its beginnings as PPA and then KSI. Last year, she traveled to China to attend a seminar on preschool education management for developing countries. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
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Lyndi Corston

Kinder Teacher
l.corston@ksi-panama.com
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Lyndi Corston

Kinder Teacher
l.corston@ksi-panama.com
Lyndi started her career in England, after earning her Bachelor of Education at Exeter University. She specialized in mathematics and primary (elementary) education but studied all aspects of teaching young children. In England, Lyndi taught for 5 years in a private school. She started with 8/9-year-olds and gradually went down to younger children. Lyndi applied to overseas schools and was delighted to accept a job in Tokyo, Japan. She moved on after 3 years to be a founder-teacher when they opened the first British school in Quito, Ecuador. There Lyndi taught children from 2 to 4 years in one classroom and had management responsibilities. After 10 years she came to Panama to start a new life and is honored to be the KSIP kindergarten class teacher.
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Katerin Talbott

Grade 1 Teacher
k.talbott@ksi-panama.com
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Katerin Talbott

Grade 1 Teacher
k.talbott@ksi-panama.com
Katerin Talbott was born in the beautiful country of Panama. Her father is American and her mother Panamanian. She lived in the United States since she was 4 years old; went to school there, then moved back and forth from New Orleans to Panama. Katerin always dreamed of being a teacher. It is this foundation, along with the continued support of her family, educators, and friends that have embraced her dream of teaching children. She graduated in the University of Panama with a Bachelor in English and also has an Associate's Degree in Child's Philosophy. Currently, she is studying a Minor in Education. Ms. Talbott is married with 2 beautiful children, Valerie and Gabriel. With the support of her husband and children she knows she will become a teacher children look up to, someone they can trust, who will always go the extra mile€ to ensure their success. Katerin enjoys traveling and reading and loves to go to the beach on weekends with her family! Reflecting on her educational experience, she appreciates the immeasurable impact that teachers make on the lives of children. She also realizes that children throughout life will use the skill and knowledge acquired in the classroom. Therefore, as a teacher, she hopes to be a role model that cultivates in children, open minds, the knowledge and ability to look at the world critically, and the belief in ones capacity to make positive contributions to society.
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Arislenis Morales

Grade 5 Teacher
a.morales@ksi-panama.com
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Arislenis Morales

Grade 5 Teacher
a.morales@ksi-panama.com
Arislenis Morales is a Panamanian teacher who used to live in David, Chiriqui. Since she was very young, she volunteered at several teaching and learning programs and summer camps. These experiences allowed her to discover her passion for kids and teaching. She decided to study English as a career. Aris, as all her students kindly call her, is a proud mom of a handsome baby boy. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, with a major in English instruction from Santa Maria la Antigua University, where she also completed a teacher training program. Aris also has a Postgraduate Study in English teaching-specialization from Universidad Autonoma de Chiriqui. In 2017 she received her PYP certificate on Exhibition. So far, she has 11 years of experience as an English teacher. She has taught in PK, Elementary, middle school, high school, and university levels. This is her second year teaching at KSI Panama. Prior to coming here, she worked in different schools and institutes such as Albert Einstein Institute, Cambridge Bilingual School, Academia Internacional de Boquete, American System, and Columbus University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her beautiful family, reading books, as well as cooking. Aris recognizes that Teaching†has given her immeasurable blessings and the opportunity to touch the future. Her main goal is to provide all students with an educationally challenging, yet fun, experience in her classroom. Aris is looking forward to an exciting year.
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Tracey Melvin

Grade 3 Teacher
t.melvin@ksi-panama.com
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Tracey Melvin

Grade 3 Teacher
t.melvin@ksi-panama.com
Tracey Melvin was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and moved all over the United States with her family. Tracey's family lived in many coastal areas, as her father was in the United States Navy. Tracey has been married to her husband, Rob Melvin, for twenty-three years, and they have three children: Skyler, Bella Trinity, LeiLani.  Tracey's family loves going to the beach, scuba diving, surfing, snorkeling, boogie boarding, and swimming and they are looking forward to exploring Panama and all it has to offer with great anticipation.

Tracey obtained her teaching certificate from the Texas Board of Education for Pre-K through 5th grade, and she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration from Southwest Texas State University.   Tracey taught in the Dallas County Independent School District and the Garland Independent School District in Texas for five years.  Tracey's international teaching experience began in Maseru, Lesotho where she served on the American International School of Lesotho’s Board of Directors.  We then moved to the Dominican Republic where she taught at Carol Morgan School in Santo Domingo for the last five years.
As a teacher, Tracey loves watching her students learn, grow, and accomplish new heights, both academically and on as individuals.  Tracey and her students achieved dramatic improvements in reading, writing, social studies, math, and science in her career as a teacher.

Tracey is excited to be at Knightsbridge Schools International Panama and for the opportunity to work together with the parents, students, and faculty to help KSI Panama students learn, grow, and advance their academic and personal confidence and capabilities.  
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Brandon Porter

Grade 4 Teacher
b.porter@ksi-panama.com
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Brandon Porter

Grade 4 Teacher
b.porter@ksi-panama.com
Brandon holds a Master’s in Geoscience and has been teaching in several countries and at taught Geography at the college level in the  United States, where he also ran a regional program to promote recycling at 42 elementary schools.  Brandon spent a year teaching English in pre-schools and elementary schools in rural Japan, and he also taught at Colegio Jacaranda here in Panama, where he was immersed in progressive pedagogies. Brandon is particularly interested in engaging science education; and completed training in experiential learning, constructivism, and innovative pedagogies with Praxis Educational Consultants. He forms a natural bond with children, and the parents of his former students’ often express gratitude for the close rapport he is able to establish with them. On a personal note, he has two beautiful young children and several rescued dogs and cats, and he is a very strong proponent of diversity and environmental protection.
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Johannes Meijering

Grade 4 Teacher
j.meijering@ksi-panama.com
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Johannes Meijering

Grade 4 Teacher
j.meijering@ksi-panama.com
Johan Meijering has been a full-time classroom teacher for 22 years. After a period in Holland, he went to Kupang, Indonesia for 3 years. There he taught different grades at the Dutch-American school. Political circumstances made a further stay impossible and after returning to Holland in 1999, he started working in The Hague. He worked there for 17 years as a full-time classroom teacher in almost all grades. But working abroad was always something he wanted to do again and last year he had the chance to start up the Dutch school, Miraflores, in Panama. As principal/teacher of the school, he found out that he is a teacher with all his heart and soul and being a principal is not the position that gave him complete satisfaction. Johan is very grateful to be given the opportunity to follow his true passion and teach.
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Irene Bermudez

Special Ed Teacher
PYP Coordinator
i.bermudez@ksi-panama.com
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Irene Bermudez

Special Ed Teacher
PYP Coordinator
i.bermudez@ksi-panama.com
Irene began her teaching career in Dallas, TX as a Middle School Spanish and Theatre teacher in inclusive classes. She soon became interested in differentiation and intervention for students with special educational needs, focusing her research, professional development, and career in this area. She is a 2017 Grant Winner for Innovation in Education through SENACYT (National Center for Sciences, Technology, and Innovation) and is completing a diagnostic study of inclusive education in Panama.  In 2016, Irene was selected as an international speaker by Fundacion Progresa in Colombia, to share KSI's success stories in which includes those involving children with autism in regular classrooms. In May 2018, Irene will receive her Masters of Education in Special Education with Gifted and Autism Certificates through Liberty University. 
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Nuria Otero

Elementary Spanish Teacher
n.otero@ksi-panama.com
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Nuria Otero

Elementary Spanish Teacher
n.otero@ksi-panama.com
Nuria Noelia Otero Vigil is from Panama. She is a Certified Primary Teacher, trained in literacy for children and adults. She has training in Panamanian Folklore Dancing and First Aid. Nuria is currently training in English at ESL Language Center and online on Tia Tula Colegio de Español as a Second language. Nuria is married and has 4 children: Gustavo, Antonio, Noelia and Carlos. She likes to have fun with her family and enjoys seafood. Being a teacher was her dream since she was little and she is very happy to be living her dream every single day at school.
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Blanca Martinez

Art Teacher
b.martinez@ksi-panama.com
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Blanca Martinez

Art Teacher
b.martinez@ksi-panama.com
Blanca Martinez received an Associate of Arts degree with emphasis in illustration from Long Beach City College in California, afterwards moving to New York City, to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Queens College, CUNY. Shortly after graduating she began her career in graphic design working at a technology company, and has continued to be involved in the graphic arts field ever since. In 2001 she left the United States to backpack through South America with her husband, and in 2002 settled in Portugal for 3 years where they started a family. She moved back to Panama 11 years ago and now has the privilege of raising 2 wonderful boys. In Panama, Blanca has worked at Biomuseo, a biodiversity museum designed by Frank Gehry, and at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) as a graphic designer. She is going on her sixth year as a teacher, and has completed IB PYP and DP training, as well as a teaching degree at UDELAS University, Profesorado en Segunda Ensenanza, with emphasis in visual arts.
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Antonio Lopez

Music Teacher
a.lopez@ksi-panama.com
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Antonio Lopez

Music Teacher
a.lopez@ksi-panama.com
Antonio Ivan Lopez Flores is from Chiriqua­, one of the most beautiful parts of Panama.  Mr. Flores has a Bachelor in Music with a specialization in Music Education and a Master Degree in Music, specializing in Choral Direction. He has been working as a music teacher for 21 years, eight of those at International Schools. Antonio was part of the FMEA (Florida Music Education Association) where he received training in different areas including; music for children with autism, orff instruments, guitar for elementary school, recorder and more. Antonio loves waking up every morning and doing what makes him happy, teaching music!
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Wesley Trammel

Secondary Teacher
w.trammel@ksi-panama.com
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Wesley Trammel

Secondary Teacher
w.trammel@ksi-panama.com
Wesley Trammel is originally from Freeport, Texas. He graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1987 and a Masters in 1989. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa as an undergraduate. Wesley came to Panama in 1992 as a Peace Corps volunteer. Here he live and worked for three years in the countryside working on projects to create jobs for people living in rural areas. He liked Panama so much that he decided to stay after his Peace Corps service ended. Since then, he has worked with students of all ages, from elementary to secondary and university levels. He is in his fifth year at KSI Panama.
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Emily Lasso

Secondary School Teacher
e.lasso@ksi-panama.com
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Emily Lasso

Secondary School Teacher
e.lasso@ksi-panama.com
Emily graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Biological Science Education and her thesis was on freshwater fish and streams of the Western United States. Emily has been living in Panama for about 2 years, she enjoys being outside doing things such as riding horses, hiking, rock climbing, and snorkeling. Emily is very excited to be returning to KSI Panama and share her love for science with the students. 
 
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Ana Isaza

Secondary School Teacher
a.isaza@ksi-panama.com
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Ana Isaza

Secondary School Teacher
a.isaza@ksi-panama.com
Ana has been a teacher for fifteen years. She initially obtained a degree in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Business Administration, but after becoming a mom, chose to pursue a career in education, which she loves. She strongly believes that all children can learn and is determined to make a positive change in her students' lives. Other than math, she is passionate about debate as she has been a debate advisor for over a decade. 

On a personal level, Ana is a caring mother of one daughter and two amazing turtles. She loves eating (not cooking) and reading. She also LOVES cats, even though she does not have one right now. She is happy to be part of KSI and looks forward to an amazing school year.
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Rigoberto Roux

Grade 3 Teacher
r.roux@ksi-panama.com
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Rigoberto Roux

Grade 3 Teacher
r.roux@ksi-panama.com
Rigoberto Roux has been teaching for more than 14 years, 7 of those at international schools. Rigoberto has a Master degree from Columbus University (Panama) and is also a Certified Translator/Examiner since 2001. Throughout his journey as a teacher, he has been Homeroom Teacher for Kinder, Grade 4, Grade 9 and 10. Rigoberto has also taught Humanities, Spanish, Panamanian Studies, ELL and P.E. He has been a member of the International Bullying Prevention Association and Teachers Without Borders since 2015. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, playing tennis, writing, practicing kickboxing and hanging out with his beautiful family.
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Alvaro Ducreux

Physical Education Teacher
a.ducreux@ksi-panama.com
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Alvaro Ducreux

Physical Education Teacher
a.ducreux@ksi-panama.com
Alvaro Jose Ducreux Cabal is a Physical Education Coach at Knightsbridge International School Panama, where Alvaro teaches PE classes for grades PK3-12th. Alvaro has been teaching in International Schools for 12 years and is well known for implementing successful sports teams.

Alvaro has coached Football and Flag Football teams in Panama for 15 years being able to work with several different programs locally. Alvaro has also been selected to coach Panama National Youth football teams for (U19, U15, U12) internationally winning tournaments in the United States, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Alvaro has experience project managing sports programs, and sporting events. Alvaro enjoys cycling and spending his free time at the beach and with his family. Alvaro is also loving the joy of being a father for the first time.
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Jorge Cabrera

Teacher / IT Support
j.cabrera@ksi-panama.com
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Jorge Cabrera

Teacher / IT Support
j.cabrera@ksi-panama.com
Jorge is an enthusiastic IT/Trainer who never stops learning and creating new projects. Jorge is Colombian born and raised but he is in love with Panama where he has had the opportunity to grow as a professional.  Jorge holds a technical degree in Electronics, Computer Technology and enjoys creating new projects with his two beautiful children.  Jorge loves spending time with his lovely wife and their children by hiking in the forest, relaxing on the beaches and playing as many sports as possible.
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Pedro Bonilla

Secondary Teacher
p.bonilla@ksi-panama.com
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Pedro Bonilla

Secondary Teacher
p.bonilla@ksi-panama.com
Pedro was born in the beautiful city of Panama. He began his studies in 1987 at Colegio San Agustin, and finished in 1999 where he received his Science and Letters Baccalaureate. In 2005, he received his major in Electric and Electronics Engineering at Universidad Tecnologica de Panama. He has two children, Antonella and Fabrizio. He feels deeply commited to educate them and make them grow as leaders. His interests and hobbies include reading the Bible, he also enjoys playing the drums and practices sports such as Soccer and Baseball. He also enjoys learning about sound systems, being part of the Sound System Team in the Redemption Baptist Church. The main reason he decided to dedicate his life to education is to help others achieve their self-development as capable individuals, and prepare them to face any life situation with a solid and effective answer. He teaches Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, and Physics. With all these roles, he has a goal of helping each student finding their own way of learning and applying the academic subjects they learn to their own life in an effective way. 
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Betzabeth Neglia

Secondary Spanish Teacher / IB Examiner
b.neglia@ksi-panama.com
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Betzabeth Neglia

Secondary Spanish Teacher / IB Examiner
b.neglia@ksi-panama.com
Betzabeth Neglia is from Lima, Peru. She completed her studies at the Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal as a Language and Literature Teacher for secondary level. She returned to Panama in 2013, studied teaching Spanish as a second language to both young students and adults, and has extensive experience in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language .
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Dmtro Mirtsyn

Secondary English Teacher
d.mirtsyn@ksi-panama.com
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Dmtro Mirtsyn

Secondary English Teacher
d.mirtsyn@ksi-panama.com
Mr. Dmytro Mirtsyn is an experienced IB Literature, Film and Theory of Knowledge teacher. He is licensed in the United States and has numerous credentials from the IB. He likes ping pong, kittens, and cheese. He has extensive travel experience.
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Nerandza Nicolik

Secondary English Teacher
n.nikolic@ksi-panama.com
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Nerandza Nicolik

Secondary English Teacher
n.nikolic@ksi-panama.com
Nena Nikolic is from Belgrade, Serbia. She started teaching 10 years ago and she likes to think that she chose one of the best jobs in the world; what's more, she doesn't think of it as a job, but rather a calling. Ms. Nena has a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Belgrade and a teaching certificate from Trinity College London. One of her former students said that she had never met anyone who knows so many books, films, and plays, which more or less sums up her favorite pastimes, which are reading, theater and film. Traveling, learning languages and upgrading herself personally, through meeting new people, and professionally, through learning new skills, is definitely her life's goal. She likes to think of herself as a global citizen, capable of going to any place on the planet, and making it her home. So far Nena has done that with Vietnam, Colombia, and Panama, and looks forward to any future adventures.
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Fayrouz Phillip

Physics/Environmental/Societies Teacher
MAP Coordinator
f.phillips@ksi-panama.com
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Fayrouz Phillip

Physics/Environmental/Societies Teacher
MAP Coordinator
f.phillips@ksi-panama.com
Fay grew up and studied in Canada where she completed an Honors bachelor of science with a double major in Biology and Psychology at McMaster University. After this, Fay earned her Bachelor of Education at Wilfred Laurier University. In Canada, Fay taught at three schools and has worked with several different grade levels. Her international teaching career has involved sea turtle research and conservation on the Pacific coast of Guatemala, where she was also involved with developing environmental education programs for rural schools. Fay has also taught English as a Foreign Language in Haiti. She has traveled all over Latin America and has fallen in love with the food, climate and nature of the tropics. Fay is enthusiastic about teaching our high school physics and environmental systems and societies programs and is also our MAP coordinator at KSI Panama.
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Mariana Franco

Secondary Biology Teacher
m.franco@ksi-panama.com
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Mariana Franco

Secondary Biology Teacher
m.franco@ksi-panama.com
Mariana Franco was born in Pereira, Colombia and moved to Panama when she was 18 years old. She holds a Bachelor degree in Biology with a minor in Microbiology and Parasitology from the University of Panama, where she graduated with honors in 2013, and a Postgraduate degree in Higher Education from the same university in 2016. Mariana loves science research, teaching, and outdoor activities, and worked as a former researcher at the Smithsonian tropical research institute for 6 years before joining KSI. She is happily married and has a little boy, Camilo, who will hopefully become a member of the KSI family in the coming years.

Administration

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Cecilia Best

Administrative Assistant
c.best@ksi-panama.com
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Cecilia Best

Administrative Assistant
c.best@ksi-panama.com
Cecilia was born in the city of Panama. She studied at the Panama School obtaining the title of Bachelor in Bilingual Commerce. Cecilia has four kids. Her hobbies include cooking, listening to music and she enjoys trips with the family going to the movies. She is passionate about work is proactive and loves and collaborating with others.
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Mavislynn Perez

Finance Coordinator
m.perez@ksi-panama.com
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Mavislynn Perez

Finance Coordinator
m.perez@ksi-panama.com
Mavislynn was born in Panama City. One of her favorite slogans is: "If you fall, shake your knees, get up and move on". She studied at Universidad Latina de Panama, where she obtained her Degree in Baking & Finance with specialization in International Business. Mavys is a Tamborito singer (Santeno, Darienita, Congo), popular folk music and other genres such as ballad, merengue, among others. Mavys has recorded 2 Tamborito productions in CD format, in which part of his family has participated, who are all percussionist musicians. As a singer, she has obtained the 1st place in Tamborito competitions nationally twice, among other participations where she has obtained 2nd and 3rd places as well. Currently, she lives in La Chorrera, the 10th Province, better known as the land of the bollo prenao, chicheme and Cumbia Chorrerana. She enjoys family life, loves to sing and share with her friends. She likes simple things and admires the humility and honesty of the people around her.
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Isaac Polanco

Accounting Senior
i.polanco@ksi-panama.com
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Isaac Polanco

Accounting Senior
i.polanco@ksi-panama.com
Isaac was born and raised in Panama. He completed his Bachelors degree in Accounting and Audit at Latina University in 2013. Isaac joined the KSI family in 2017 as a Senior Accountant. In his spare time Isaac enjoys reading historical non-fiction, listens to music, and practices martial arts.

Student Support

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Karina Arroyave

PK2- Teaching Assistant
k.arroyave@ksi-panama.com
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Karina Arroyave

PK2- Teaching Assistant
k.arroyave@ksi-panama.com
Karina Arroyave was born in Bogota, Colombia.  She is currently studying a degree in English at the University of the Isthmus in Panama. She loves to travel and have new adventures, learn about different cultures, and new languages. She also loves listening to music, teaching young children and learning from them in return.
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Elizabeth Beltran

PK-3 Teaching Assistant
e.beltran@ksi-panama.com
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Elizabeth Beltran

PK-3 Teaching Assistant
e.beltran@ksi-panama.com
Elizabeth is Peruvian and came to Panama 25 years ago.  She has worked for numerous companies and institutions through Peru and Panama.  One of her favorite activities in Peru was to teach literacy to students of all ages as a volunteer.  She loves to bake all sorts of traditional Peruvian desserts.  Elizabeth has been a teacher's assistant since August 2015.  She finds the experience of providing support to an individual child rewarding and makes a personal effort to get to know the child.
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Paulina Louison

Secondary Special Ed Teaching Assistant
p.louison@ksi-panama.com
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Paulina Louison

Secondary Special Ed Teaching Assistant
p.louison@ksi-panama.com
Paulina Louison was born and raised in Panama. She attended the National University of Panama, studying Sociology. She enjoys working and assisting as much as she can. She has more than 20 years working with children, youth and adults. She loves nature, listening to music, learning something new every day, making friends, going shopping and enjoys exploring new places and cultures.
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Heymi Cedeño

Special Ed Teaching Assistant
h.cedeno@ksi-panama.com
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Heymi Cedeño

Special Ed Teaching Assistant
h.cedeno@ksi-panama.com
Heymi is from Panama but she previously lived in Los Angeles for 8 years whilst attending school in Temple City High. She is currently studying a education at a technical institute in Panama City. She hopes to graduate in a few years and become a primary school teacher.
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Carolina Alvarez

Teacher Assistant
Librarian Assistant
c.alvarez@ksi-panama.com
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Carolina Alvarez

Teacher Assistant
Librarian Assistant
c.alvarez@ksi-panama.com
Carolina is a Psychology student from Universidad Católica Santa María la Antigua and spent the 2017-18 academic year interning with KSI's School Counselor.  Carolina's experience working with children and managing classes made her a great fit for the Library Technician position.  In her spare time, Carolina really enjoys reading and drawing.
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Laura Lowe

Kinder TA
l.lowe@ksi-panama.com
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Laura Lowe

Kinder TA
l.lowe@ksi-panama.com
Laura Lee Lowe was born in Panama, and lived in the United State since she was 14. She loves nature and outdoor activities, especially going to the beach and going camping with friends and family. She enjoys working as an assistant at KSI because everyday is like a new adventure.

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