You may call me Hydie. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education at Saint Louis University in the Philippines. I joined HeadStart in 2018 and it has been a wonderful journey so far. I have taught in both private and public schools in the Philippines. I also had the opportunity to teach English as an additional language to students of various nationalities including Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Taiwanese and Koreans. I have gained valuable insights on how we could get along well with others despite differences in culture, language and age. Moreover, I have also spent some of my weekends and summer breaks teaching children in an NGO in various places. Joining HeadStart in 2018 made me see how all my experiences became very helpful in effectively fulfilling my role here. I still continue to learn a lot every day from everyone I encounter--from every student and every teaching partner that I get to work with. Every term presents new challenges and excitement which also bring me a sense of satisfaction when I succeed in accomplishing my tasks and find ways to figure things out. I can only promise to do my best because I know my students are equally working hard. I am looking forward to having new experiences while contributing to the growth of HeadStart.