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"TEACHERS LIVE FOREVER IN THE HEARTS THEY TOUCH"
I remember the first time I sat foot in Naga National High School, I was very queasy and doubtful with myself that I couldn't make it. One month in my alma mater, that's a lot of pressure. But with the warmest welcome and proper guidance of the NNHS teachers and especially to my mentor, Mrs. Eva Mae Bonghanoy, as they believed in me and my capabilities, I have built enough aplomb to myself in facing my fears.
Throughout my whole journey in staying NNHS, I have met prodigious students in my life and these are from: Grade 9 Aquino, Grade 10 Laurel, Grade 10 Magsaysay, and Grade 10 Duterte. And I am so proud to tell everyone that they are the best students that I ever had.
My student teaching life was indeed VERY tiring physically, mentally, and emotionally and it has challenged me as a person and as an educator but the best part is... no matter how tired and anxious I become, seeing my students' happy and excited faces whenever I enter the classroom, laughing at my jokes, having fun with my teaching and learning at the same time, and they even complimented me in person and in chat on how they see me sublimely as their teacher....BELIEVE ME, IT WAS ALL WORTH IT AND THEY MOTIVATE ME SO MUCH NOT TO GIVE UP NO MATTER HOW STRESSFUL THE SITUATION IS.
I entered the school doubtful in becoming and proceeding to become a teacher but because of them they had made up my mind that TEACHING IS REALLY MY CALLING.
They are well-educated enough to see and accept me whole heartedly as their English Teacher. Some calls me miss, some calls me sir, but whichever they call me it makes me happy they see me as a person and as a woman. Honestly, I have never felt comfortable whenever someone calls me "sir" until they all made me feel cushy. Because whenever they approach me with it, they do it with respect and love which I feel all the time. Hearing them calling me, "uhm excuse me si-- ay miss-- eh ma'am, ay sir-- ay miss nalang oy" is very heart melting even with the fact that I'm wearing a male uniform because I never had to hide my identity as a transgender woman in them because they all know me well and respected me highly.