BSU teacher among PH’s most outstanding in 2011

MALAYBALAY CITY – Another Bukidnon State University mentor has joined the cream of the crop among teachers in a nationwide search.

BSU grade school teacher Lora E. Añar, 32, won as one of the 2011 Metrobank Ten Outstanding Teachers of the Philippines, the Metrobank Foundation, Inc said.

Añar and another grade school teacher from Panabo Central Elementary School, Djhoane C. Aquilar, were the two winners from Mindanao in the annual search to “promote a culture of excellence in education by recognizing the country’s best mentors who can be upheld as models not only for educators but for other community members as well.”

Aniceto M. Sobrepena, MFI president, informed Añar about her selection in a letter dated July 26, which was personally delivered to her on August 1.

The foundation’s Final Board of Judges selected 10 out 24 who were shortlisted as national finalists of the 27-year old search.

The winners will be honored in Malacanan Palace and will receive a cash prize and others on August 24. They are also expected to attend the Winner’s Forum on September 1, also in Manila. As a winner, Añar will become a member of the Network of Outstanding Teachers and Educators (NOTED).

Añar is the class adviser of BSU-Elementary School Laboratory’s Grade 2 Humpty Dumpty. She teaches Mathematics and English. She has been teaching in BSU since 2000. She finished her Master of Arts in Education major in Guidance and Counseling in BSU. She is presently completing her doctoral studies.

She is married to a teacher and is a mother of two. She is the third from the Bukidnon State University to win the award after Nornie Micayabas in 1994 and Mercidita Villamayor in 2009. Both are from the university’s high school department.

Malaybalay produced four winners all in all for the annual search, including Leticia N. Palle of the Malaybalay City Central School, who won in 2007. (Walter I. Balane)


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