Where did you grow up/study?
I grew up in Bacoor, Cavite, in the Philippines.

What attracted you to teach at CAIS?
Before applying for a teaching position at CAIS, I conducted extensive research into the school. I was absolutely delighted with what I found. I believe that the learning ethos of CAIS matches my own. The school has an excellent reputation for its quality of teaching and the excellent behaviour of students. I wanted to be part of such a committed team and add my own skills and experience to further enhance the high-quality experience that CAIS offers to their students.

In addition, I was impressed with the school’s approach towards extra-curricular learning. As a musically inclined person, I was touched with CAIS students’ musical and theatrical performances. Most importantly, teaching at CAIS will allow me to instill Christian values in Science. There’s a lot of opportunities to do that in this beautiful subject. I want my students to look at and learn Science with God in their hearts and minds.

Biggest challenge and rewarding moment working in education?
Before coming to teach in Hong Kong, I was given a wonderful opportunity to teach in the United States for 5 years. The experience has molded me into who I am today. It made me a stronger, more resilient teacher and person. Being an international teacher in the States allowed me to see the world. I traveled, interacted with cultures that challenge my world view, and explored unfamiliar places and wild lands with my family. But the most rewarding part and what shapes my life is my profession: as a teacher, I’m fortunate to have the chance to help others succeed. Taking part in shaping the next generation gives me fulfillment and I am ready to continue that endeavour at Christian Alliance School in Hong Kong.

Can you share one of your favourite bible verses with us?
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart. It is the Lord You Are Serving.” – Colossians 3:23-24