MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Feb. 8 (PIA) – The Department of Education (DepEd) – Southern Leyte Division will participate in the Bato Balani Foundation Inc. (BBFI) Search for “The Many Faces of the Teacher” 2017, encouraging different stakeholders to nominate teachers.

In a report sent by DepEd-SoLeyte Division , Senior Education Program Specialist Lyna Gayas  said that the “The Many Faces  of the Teacher” is an advocacy campaign program aimed to praise the virtues of teaching by providing role models who can inspire excellence. It also recognizes leaders in the teaching profession as examples of true heroes who can be a source of inspiration to others,” the source said. Gayas informed that the BBFI which initiated the search recognizes the important role of educators in the country through the program in a nationwide search for exemplary teachers. “BBFI believed that by discovering these noble educators by honouring them, it will make every Filipino aware of the valuable contribution of the teacher to society and plays a significant role in the life of a student.” Gayas said  the requirements for the nomination include; teacher actively teaching in private or public primary, elementary or secondary schools, colleges and universities; exceptional performance in teaching; has employed creativity, innovation and resourcefulness in teaching; and has a deep sense of nationalism and is committed to teaching for the benefit of the country and its people. Moreover, the search also required the nominee to be an active member of the community and has engaged in socio-civic activities; respected in school and community and is a role model for students, colleagues and family; and with conviction, high morals, courage and exemplified a life of simplicity and humility, among the few. "The Many Faces of the Teacher” (TMFT) 2017 search is open to teachers of all ages, provided that they have met the general requirements. The TMFT honouree will be nominated by individuals who can attest to the educator’s exemplary work in making a difference in the lives of their students and their community. The awarding  is set on September 2017. (ajc/rgc-PIA8-So.Leyte)