“The need for government to produce more Geraldinos in our country has never been demanding as it is today with global competition so tough and challenging. As it is, however, PH loss in Geraldino is NYC gain.” ~ Quierosaber’s Blog.
It sure made me happy and proud reading about Marietta Geraldino, a Filipina teacher at New York City’s Frederick Douglass Academy II, who was among the 11 awardees of the Big Apple trophy and $3,500 for their selection as best teachers in New York on June 12.
Geraldino, a geometry teacher in 10th and 11th grades was especially lauded by no less than the New York City Department of Education for her ability to deconstruct (simplify) the most complex mathematical concepts and make them palpable (understandable) to even the most resistant students.
To be the lone Filipina chosen from more than 2,000 nominations by students, teachers, schools and families is quite a distinction worthy of her 24 years of teaching, the last nine having been with NYC.
Born and raised in the Philippines, Geraldino earned her education degree from St. Paul’s University where she majored in…
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