At School the World, we take great measures to be as efficient as possible when it comes to our staff. It is not unusual that we all wear multiple hats and pitch in wherever we are needed. Our organization runs only with 3 full time administrative staff. Thankfully, we have helping hands from wonderful college interns and working professionals who donate their talent and time.


The rest of our team members are dedicated to managing our programs in Honduras and Guatemala. Our team members are in the front lines of our organization as they work tirelessly to make sure we are delivering daily on our promise to bring quality education to children. Our team members are local members of the community.

Whether our staff, volunteers and team members are in Boston, MA or in Central America, we have one common bond - that is our commitment to education.

U.S. Staff

kate curran

Kate Curran
Founder & CEO

Founded School the World in 2009. Her vision is to fight extreme poverty at its roots by bringing education to the world’s poorest children. Prior to School the World, she was an attorney and executive at General Electric Company. She grew up in Bridgeport, CT and enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her very large extended family.


Natalie Tarutis

Natalie Tarutis
Director of Operations

Natalie has a background in entrepreneurship and marketing as well as a strong passion for global service travel. A graduate of Northeastern University, Natalie has extensive travel experience on both a philanthropic and personal level. She enjoys sharing her belief for cultural exchange and the power of community development.

At School the World, Natalie is responsible for the development and execution of our Student Service Learning Program as well as our internal operations.


Field Team Members

Operations of our on site education program are run entirely by local staff. We believe they are ones who are most familiar with the local challenges, customs and languages and can have the greatest impact.

Ana Joya - Acting Regional Director

Guatemala:

  • Marilu Quiñonez - Assistant manager and Architect
  • Erik Sanic - Program Director
  • Celia Tiriquiz - Parent Trainer
  • Magdalena Tiriquiz - Parent Trainer
  • Kener Us - Parent Trainer
  • Santana Hernandez - Parent Trainer
  • Gary Tzun - Parent Trainer

Honduras:

  • Heydie Cruz - Engineer & Infrastructure coordinator