Founder & President
Upshur Whittock was born in Philadelphia and grew up in nearby Media, Pennsylvania. He was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 with a B.A. in American History.
In 1994 he went to Tela, Atlántida, Honduras to teach at the Escuela Episcopal Bilingüe Espíritu Santo. In the 1994-95 school year, he taught fourth grade; in the 1995-96 school year, he taught English grammar to the high school.
In 2004, he took an M.A. in International Affairs, concentrating in Latin America, from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In 2005, he established Bilingual Schooling for Tela, Atlántida (BiSTA). In 2006, BiSTA was deemed an non-profit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
He lives in Northern Virginia, with his wife, Sara Martin, his daughter, Eleanor Irene Whittock, and his two dogs, Abby, who was rescued from New Jersey's Pine Barrens in 1997, and Athelbert, who immigrated to the U.S. from Tela in 2005.