Collin Estrada (Counselor) – Board Member
Collin Estrada is married to Zaira Martinez Estrada and they have 3 sons: Emeri, Luwen and Iseini. From 1998 to 2000, he worked as a primary school teacher in the Stann Creek district, Belize. In his first year he was given a multi-grade class to teach of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. His second year as a teacher was teaching 7th and 8th graders. Working with young teenagers at a vulnerable period in their lives showed him that as a teacher he has more impact than what is given in the subjects that are taught. In the eager to more effectively mentor students he left the classroom to study psychology and get the required skills that were necessary to work with students that had emotional and behavioral problems in a therapeutic setting. Collin Estrada studied at the University of Havana where he gained his Licensure in Psychology in 2006. In 2012, he gained his master’s in Education at Bridgewater State University, in the USA.
From 2006-2008 he worked as a lecturer at Ecumenical Junior College. In 2008 he moved to the Ministry of Education at the National Resource Centre for Inclusive Education as a Counsellor.
From 2012 to present, he has been tasked as the Coordinator of School Counselling and Care Unit in the Ministry of Education.