On September 10, 2019 the Board of Directors of GRACES (Guatemalan Relief for Children’s Education Services) named Hannah Nadeau Giron the school’s second Executive Director.

GRACES is the nonprofit organization that manages and fundraises for Escuela Integrada – a school serving some of Antigua’s poorest families. Hannah succeeds Paula Bohland, longtime volunteer and recent director and is no stranger to the school. Currently, Hannah serves as project and sponsorship coordinator for GRACES. Additionally, Hannah has been the organizer of all mission/vision trips that visit the school.

“I am honored to be named Executive Director of GRACES. In my eight years with the organization, I’ve learned so much and am excited to see how God continues to work in this school and through the staff, administration and local donors. "Escuela Integrada focuses on the physical, emotional and spiritual health of the students and their families. Through the school’s programs, the children are given opportunities that they deserve,” says Giron. “I am thankful for all current and long-time supporters of the school. Your care and concern as well as your financial resources has made a real and life-lasting difference in the lives of our students.”

Giron, a native of Spokane, Washington, has lived in Guatemala since 2011 and is fluent in English and Spanish. She has worked internationally for over ten years. In 2017, she married Cristian “Frosty” Giron and they live in Antigua. “The Board of Directors is delighted with Hannah’s interest and desire to be the next director. Her passion for the mission, her experience with the day to day operations of the school, her development of a local advisory board, and her ability to empower others are all important traits for a successful leader,” says Kevin King, Board President.