BAGUIO CITY – The Rotary Club of Baguio Sunrise conducted an annual search for Baguio’s Exemplary School Teachers (B.E.S.T) in public schools. For this year, the objective of the search was to recognize the secondary teachers that best fulfill the attributes of the ideal teacher based on the criteria set by Rotary Club of Baguio Sunrise.
Out of the 21 Secondary Public High Schools who joined the search, Mr. Dexter Andres of Irisan National High School earned a spot among the top 10 finalist, and placed over-all Second Runner-up.
The process included a submission of an individual profile which included the teacher’s philosophy in education and accomplishments. An observation was also conducted to check the rapport of the finalists among their students in the classroom. The final screening included an interview of the finalists by the panel of judges at Notre Dames Chartres Hospital.
Mr. Andres is a Science teacher, adviser of the Science section and at present teaches Grade 7 Science. He is the designated Science Laboratory Custodian and the Gender and Development Coordinator.
The awarding ceremony was held last February 19, 2016 at the Baguio Country Club, which was attended by the different Secondary School Heads, guests and relatives of the finalists. Winners were announced and awarded by the Club President, Mr. Jonathan Myl, Education Program Supervisor of Values Education and DepED Baguio B.E.S.T Coordinator, Dr. Juliet Sannad, and B.E.S.T Chairman, Mr. Larry Apostol. A plaque, certificates, and cash gift were given to the top three winners. For the 2016 BEST Awardees, Pines City NHS and Baguio City NHS bagged the First and 2nd place respectively.
By ARLENE A. DILLA