My name is Ray Durbin, and I am both honored and proud to be named the new Director of Balboa Academy.
I have been an educator for over thirty-three years, and I have had the pleasure of working with Balboa Academy students, teachers, and parents for the past twenty-two. Yes, I have been with Balboa since we began in September 1999.
I am originally from the US, but I have called Panama my home since I moved here with my wife and children in 1996. Both of my children graduated from Balboa Academy and my wife taught 20 years in the elementary school.
Professionally, my undergraduate degree is in Education with an emphasis in science, and my master 's is in Educational Leadership. I have spent most of my years in the classroom, and the last 10 years in administration.
I have a passion for learning and working with children which makes education a fulfilling career for me.