Philippine Christian University, DIS – 1993 – I’m 3rd from right. 🙂
A saying goes “Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.” I have some who were that to me, persons who inspired me with their teaching. I may not have a single favorite and I was never a teacher’s pet, but the teachers I’ll tell you about are special to me.
I’m gonna do this one by one, so for now I’ll start with grade school.
I was never that interested with numbers so I focused on letters. Reading, writing and literature were the things I love. Our English teacher and also grade 6 class adviser, Mrs. Perlita Monroy, was one of the reputed terror teachers in school. To which, I wonder why. She was humorous and nice and she does teach than tell. Perhaps she has a bit of strictness but it really isn’t something kids should be afraid of. I do think though that she enjoys this reputation that she stood by it. *teehee*
Last year, her daughter was tagged in a photo (above) we posted on our grade school group. I sent her a message knowing that it’s only through her that I could get a message to Mrs. Monroy. I kindly asked her to pass my thanks to her mom who has been really influential to my appreciating English and later on my deciding to take journalism as a course and career.
She replied afterwards saying that Ma’am was very flattered that I consider her a great mentor. She also said that upon mentioning my first name, Ma’am already knew it was me – telling her what my maiden name was….I was really surprised. For a teacher to remember a student after almost 20 years is amazing.
I’m really thankful to her for making me love a language that will later on prove beneficial. With her teachings instilled in me about grammar, tenses, cases and those, I was also able to easily learn a much difficult and differently structured language, German.
I will always be grateful to Mrs. Monroy for being a great teacher but also for remembering me after all these years.
that was such a sweet and touching post.. and it really was flattering that she still remembers you after all these years…
care to visit MY ENTRY?
You’re probably one of her favorite students that why she remembers you. 🙂
I think our teachers also remembers us, if not our names, our faces and our habits makes them remember us. Kahit gaano tayo ka dami na naturoan nya, maalala pa rin nya tayo ehehe
mine is up here: http://stylishvoyager.com/2011/06/02/gt-fave-teacher/
That’s very touching. Teachers who remembers his/her students well are the ones who are really passionate in their vocation. 🙂
When I visited my HS teacher, I saw her crying and she told me that as teachers they feels more accomplished and they find happiness in their hearts whenever an old students give them a visit and thank them for the guidance that they had given and the knowledge that they had imparted
she has a really good memory, wow. you must have been a pretty good student, too, for her to remember you even after all these years ^^