Sallam! I am Gerlie Lasat Pahil, but everyone prefers to call me Gerlie rather than my last name. It’s my first time to be in an international school and my first year at HeadStart as a Deputy Teacher in foundation specifically reception. I am excited to take on a new adventure this year and am confident that I will be able to be working successfully with the excellent HeadStart Team. I earned a Bachelor of Elementary Education - General Education at Cor Jesu College, Digos City, Davao Del Sur Philippines in 2016 and passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers in the same year. Currently, I am pursuing my Master of Arts in Education major in Educational Management at Davao Del Sur State College, Digos City, Davao Del Sur and I’m on my last year and doing my thesis at the moment. My five years of teaching experience in public and 1 year in private school in the Philippines and another one year as a volunteer teacher prior to working at HeadStart taught me to be more open to any ideas and discovery along with my learners believing that learning is a lifelong process. It has been a wonderful opportunity for me to collaborate with administrators, coworkers, kids, and parents from other cultures. I believe that every learner is unique and has its own learning style on how are they going to learn and discover new things. Based on Howard Gardner, in his theory of multiple intelligences there are nine ways how the children’s learns. I have always believed in each student's ability to learn in their own unique way, which differentiates them. I’m glad and willingly to impart my knowledge to them and cheerfully extend my help and aid their learning process. As a Deputy Teacher, I am now ready to extend assistance and ensure to support the learners in discovering and constructing learning their own way, communicating themselves and tolerating contrast, either in sees or understandings, weighing conclusions, learning to respect every idea they come up with, coming up to a distant, better, a much higher and stronger resolution. I guarantee my commitment to this part, with earnestness and commitment, to be a portion of a learning community that points to sharpen all encompassing development of the learners analytically and holistically. Shalom!