The EC2 team works with and for pupils of 3-24 years old who experience issues with behavior, learning, communication, physical, and/or social-emotional development. They can be enrolled in the Laura Linzey Daycare Center (LLDC), the Sacred Heart Primary School (SHS), the Saba Comprehensive School (SCS), or the Social Opportunity Pathway for Youngsters (SKJ). The total number of students on Saba is approximately 300. 

When a school’s Care Coordinator requests our assistance, EC2 can:

-        Offer ambulatory guidance to the teacher and possibly parents of a student with a specific need;

-        Offer specialized, supportive activities to students with special needs during and after school;

-        Facilitate professionalization of stakeholders within the school;

-        Observe the student and give recommendations;

-        Perform action-oriented diagnostics with practical tips for home and school;

-        Support the parents at home;

-        Give counseling to the student;

-        Facilitate and demonstrate the shift from curriculum-centered to student-centered teaching /learning;

-        Develop a guidance plan and progress report per term for each student in our care;

-        Invite parents and care Coordinator to discuss the reports twice a year: in January and June.

It is important to know that the legal guideline aims for students to follow education in their peer group as much as possible. Although a student may come for sessions at EC2 regularly, he or she is registered with the school and spends most time there. First goal is therefore always to empower the teacher. 


Annelies Buurmeijer

Director and Education Coach

Noemi Claire A. Mandolado

Personal Education Assistant 

Jarka Cox

Teacher's Assistant 

Lisa Langerak

Project Leader Inclusive Special Education

Amanda Aguirre

Personal Education Assistant 

Ana Johnson

Personal Education Assistant

Rayann Ramdin

Youth Development Specialist

Ann Jeffrey

Inclusive Special Education Needs Teacher

Marjolyn Thielman

Personal Education Assistant

Aimee Thielman

Behavior Coach

Melissa Wight

Inclusive Special Education Needs Teacher


From top left to bottom right: LeShayne  Charles (Personal Ed Assisstant), Rayann Ramdin (Youth Development Specialist) Esmeralda van Hoek (Speech & Language Therapist), Lonneke Schut (Care Coordinator SRF),

Jet van Heijnsbergen (Director EC2 + Education Coach), Jenneke van Bussel (Public Health Nurse),  Lisa Langerak (Project Leader Special Education), Carol Irvine-Skinner (Care Coordinator SCS), Ann-Marie Blaise (Care Coordinator SHS), Noemi Claire Mandolado (Personal Ed Assisstant)

Missing from the picture are: Monique WIlson (JGCN), D'Antoinette Sorton (Occupational THerapy), Marlene de  Regt (Head Departmet of Community Development)

The Care Advice & Referral Team (CART) consists of the school Care Coordinators, Youth Health Care Nurse, Representative of the Island Social Unit, the Youth Doctor, the ZJCN, and the EC2 team members combined. This group meets monthly to discuss the services for students with special needs, and other topics that may arise. The CCs of the schools can share concerns and ideas. Intervision is offered, experiences are shared and decisions are made on assessment and treatment of students. 

The CART explores which additional support can be given to further assist the student, teachers and parents and who will take care of that. Out of the CART-participants a coordinator for that specific student will be chosen, usually the person who is actively involved with the student

Dates for CART meetings 2021 - 2022 are:

-September 21                 -October 19

-November 23                  -January 18

-February 15                     -March 22

-April 19                             -May 24

-June 21


The board members of the foundation EC2 Saba each represent a school and are mandated to make decisions on behalf the board they represent. As such, the board functions as a Samenwerkingsverband. The board is legally responsible for all actions of EC2. The board meets every 6 weeks on matters pertaining to policy and management. Current board members are:

President                                                                              Gied Mommers, representing the Saba Educational Foundation



Trisha Gumbs, representing the Stichting Katholiek Onderwijs Saba


Madelyn Johnson, representing the Saba Reach Foundation