Meet our New Principal, Ms. Gabriela Casco!

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Ms. Gabriela Casco

Selecting a new principal for our school was a big decision, but when we met Ms. Casco, we knew we had found a real gem!  Born and raised in Tegucigalpa, the fifth of six children, and the daughter of pastors, she has a great awareness of the troubled backgrounds and spiritual needs of our students.  In addition to her administrative gifts, she also brings great musical talent, and a heart that passionately desires to serve others.  We are blessed to have her working with us!

Ms. Casco has been involved in music her whole life.  She warmly recalls her parents gathering her and her siblings around the piano every night to sing classical songs and hymns which they would then perform in church on Sunday.  She started learning to play the violin in elementary school and continued with it even as she started to play the oboe at a music academy in Jr. High.  She received her undergraduate degree in the Arts, and then began to visit graduate schools in the United States of America (including Western Michigan University!) in the hopes of continuing her studies in music.  Ms. Casco was offered a partial scholarship to study oboe at WMU, but she was not able to afford to pay the difference.  After a lot of prayer, she felt God was leading her to pursue a degree in school administration.  She dreamed of opening a pre-school in a poor community.  She received her Master’s degree from a university in Costa Rica, and she immediately put her new knowledge to work!  Her family’s church received a large donation of instruments, and she felt led to start a music academy through the church.  She started the program with 53 students and has since then seen those students go on to teach others, spreading the gift of music throughout rural areas of Honduras.

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Ms. Casco addressing the school during an assembly.

Ms. Casco has been serving at Jubilee school since February, and she says she is very thankful to God for bringing her here.  She loves that she gets to serve everyday, and that she is learning and growing more and more about how to be a spiritual leader, not just an administrative leader.  In her short time with us, she has already initiated planning a week of the arts when our students will learn from and work with professionals to make flutes, paint a mural, tell stories, and make masquerade quality masks!  She has already facilitated having members of the Armed Forces band come perform and educate the students in their instruments.  As you can tell, Ms. Casco dreams big, and she wants our students to also dream big, to have their horizons broadened, and to believe that, with God’s help, they can do great things for His Kingdom!  We are so grateful to have a leader who shares our vision of spreading the gospel and making a big difference in the lives of as many children and families as possible through quality education and acts of love and service!

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Ms. Casco playing violin during our school dedication ceremony.

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