Hi, my name is Jo Ann and I am the Year 5 Yellow Deputy Teacher. This is my 9th year at HeadStart and I am very excited about continuing to work with the children here. I am from the city of love that is known for its Spanish Colonial churches and old houses, Iloilo City, Philippines. I graduated from the University of San Agustin in 2004 with the degree of Bachelor of Elementary Education, and started teaching in 2005 in my home country and came to Thailand. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to educate students with a variety of educational needs. This has given me a fantastic range of experience and I am very passionate about the importance of education. I believe that teachers are life-long educators and we never stop learning ourselves. The more teachers can learn, the more they can impact others. I’m eager to inspire, uplift and share the joy with my students by emphasizing the fun in education and fostering a love of learning. I am sincerely looking forward to our educational journey through the new academic year!