Hello! I am Rey Michael Escalante Quemado, but most prefer to call me Rey. This is my second year at HeadStart and as the Deputy Teacher of Y5 Blue. I am excited as I embark on a new journey this year and still hopeful at the same time to be able to continue working well with the amazing HeadStart Team. I obtained my Bachelor of Elementary Education – General Education at the University of Antique, Philippines in 2015 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 Pangasinan State University – Open University System. My three years of teaching experience both in public and private schools in the Philippines and another three years as a Homeroom Teacher here in Thailand prior to working at HeadStart, has been a great opportunity for me to work with administrators, colleagues, students and parents across cultures. I always believe in the potential of each student to learn things their own way and such uniqueness makes them special. I teach not only for knowledge but also for life-long lessons. As a Deputy Teacher, I am now ready to extend assistance to the students in discovering and constructing learning their own way, expressing themselves and accepting differences, either in views or understandings, weighing opinions, learning to regard and disregard, and coming up to a better resolution. I ensure my commitment to this role, with sincerity and dedication, to be a part of a learning community that aims to hone holistic growth of the students. Let’s go!