"They say teachers touch the future... Catholic school teachers touch Eternity."
I am truly blessed to have had Catholic Education through all of my school years. I attended Our Lady of Good Counsel School from preschool to eighth grade, Saint Francis School in Manoa, Chaminade University, and University of Scranton. I am currently the second grade teacher and interim principal of Our Lady of Good Counsel School (OLGCS). Miss Donna Daligcon, Miss Esther Amano, and Mrs. Theresa Nicolas are some of my former teachers and I am honored to now work alongside these wonderful people. Sister Davilyn Ah Chick and Mrs. Cindy Olaso were my principals while I attended OLGCS and I am sincerely grateful they continue to reach out to me as my supporters.
I grew up with a deep trust in God, prayer, and faith. All throughout my school years, faith was something I could share and speak about freely and confidently. I was always surrounded by people who shared the same values, purpose, and views. As a young adult, learning more about the world’s reality was certainly eye opening. It was during those years, that I really began to see the importance of everything that was taught to me in my early years at Our Lady of Good Counsel School.
As I continued to grow into adulthood, more and more of what was once taught to me as a child, became a reality. Even though a bible scripture or an exact parable isn’t something I quickly turn to in explaining life and how I should react, I do believe all that I’ve been taught does influence my choices today. This is why I choose to teach and lead in a Catholic School. Teaching is my calling. For me and all of my colleagues, teaching does not stop at academics. It means teaching our students how to live a good, moral life. My calling to be a Catholic school teacher is a direct request from God to spread His message of love to His children. I believe He’s blessed me with so many years of Catholic education so I, in turn, can touch the lives of children in the same way that my teachers touched me.