Mabuhay! I am Rey-an Lloyd Castro Bustillo, but most people call me Rey-an. I am a new teaching staff in HeadStart and I will be joining as a Deputy Teacher for Year 2 at the Cherngtalay Campus. I finished my Bachelor of Arts degree – major in Psychology at the University of the Immaculate Conception in Davao City, Philippines in 2010 and completed my Diploma in Teaching at West Visayas State University in Iloilo City, Philippines in July 2022. After obtaining my Bachelor’s degree, I worked as an ESL instructor for Korean, Japanese and Chinese students for 2 years and moved to Dubai to work as a receptionist for 3 years. In 2016, I decided to pursue my passion for teaching in Thailand. I was hired as an Integrated English Teacher, teaching Science and Social Studies for Primary 5 students in Assumption College of Lampang and worked there for 7 years. I believe that my years of teaching experience and working with people of different cultures would help me in my role as a Deputy Teacher at HeadStart. As a Deputy Teacher, I will support my students to express themselves, accept them for who they are and embrace the differences of others. I will help and maintain to provide an inclusive, respectful and safe classroom environment where they are free to speak their minds, blossom and grow. I am very excited to embark on this new journey in my teaching profession with HeadStart and really looking forward to be a part of a learning community who inspires a love of learning.