LUNA, Apayao – The Schools Division Office – Apayao (SDO Apayao) joined the virtual kickoff celebration of National Teachers’ Month (NTM) on September 5, 2023, with the theme “Together4Teachers” and took the chance to recognize the efforts of teachers in the province.
The said celebration aims to involve the entire nation by extending Teacher’s Day festivities beyond the classroom and into the wider community.
In her message, Schools Division Superintendent Irene S. Angway lauded and thanked the dedicated teachers of Apayao for their sacrifices and commitment to the development of yApayao learners.
“Always remember that you serve as a wellspring of inspiration, particularly for your students. I encourage you to consistently reaffirm why teaching is undeniably the noblest of professions. May you continue to uphold your commitment to leave a lasting, positive impact on the lives of your students, both now and in the future,” Angway said.
The Department of Education (DepEd) has redoubled its efforts to cultivate a culture of appreciation for the unsung heroes within the classrooms, by engaging the public and various sectors to recognize the invaluable contributions of Filipino teachers towards national development.
The month-long celebration seeks to pay tribute to those who labor in the field of education. Through the various activities, it is hoped that the crucial role, dedication, and steadfast commitment of teachers in shaping well-informed citizens, nurturing families, fortifying communities, and advancing the nation will be acknowledged.
DepEd also wants to rekindle the image and reverence for the teaching profession by raising public awareness of the significance of teachers.
In line with this, DepEd will conduct a search to identify exceptional teachers and school leaders across several categories, including outstanding kindergarten teachers, elementary teachers, secondary teachers, elementary school heads, secondary school heads, and school heads of integrated schools.
The central objective of this year’s theme is to honor the excellence and magnificence of Filipino teachers who collaborate with the government to forge a nation that values its citizens and prioritizes the well-being of its youth. By PIO Apayao