Where Passion and Dedication Meet
Pat is co-founder of Botswana School Project and has taught elementary, middle school, and high school students. She has also taught at the community college and university levels. Pat was a finalist for California Teacher of the Year. She served as an elementary principal, middle school and high school assistant principal.
DEE DEE COOPER
Dee Dee is a founding member of Botswana School Project and is the lead teacher coordinating the programs in the United States and African schools. She oversees teacher projects and manages the programs day to day costs. She was an elementary librarian, taught science school-wide K-5, and now teaches third grade with over 20 years experience.
Barbara is a co-founder of the Botswana School Project. She worked in the banking business for many years and was Vice President of Human Resources for several banks. She has won awards on a national and multi-country level for her work in Human Resources in her 40-year career.
Rindy is a founding member of Botswana School Project and has been a teacher for 32 years. She was a Special Education teacher for 10 years and taught middle school English and US History for the other 22 years. She taught life skills and peer mediation to middle and high school students and conflict resolution to 12th graders. Rindy was Teacher of the Year at her school.
Director of African Programs
Brooks was born in Botswana’s Bushland and is known as one of Botswana’s most outstanding safari guides. Visit https://africaquest.co.bw to book a safari with Brooks! He oversees the educational programs in Botswana and is responsible for working with local artisans whose products are sold through the project.
Director of US Programs
Maribeth has been directing US Programs for eight years. She is an Instructional Coach in Southern California working primarily with TK-8 educators. Prior to this position, Maribeth spent 16 years teaching in Florida where she earned National Board Certification and a master’s in reading.
Director of Communications
Chelsea is Director of Communications for Botswana School Project - leading web, social media, and promotional efforts. Chelsea holds a BA in Media and Communications from UC Berkeley and works as a Marketing Specialist for a global technology company.
Lead Graphic Designer
Dan Cooper is an established graphic designer based in Yorkshire, UK with 15+ years of experience in the industry. His varied skills and attention to detail have allowed him to work with a variety of brands including Mercedes Benz, Kraft Heinz, Hasbro, Jaguar Land Rover and Arsenal FC. Want to work with Dan? Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org