“All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.”
Allow me to be a proud sister for a day. I’m just sooooo happy and swelling with pride and gratitude because my 26-year old brother has finally realized his dream of becoming a public school teacher. He is now a certified TLE-VOC teacher at a public high school here in Manila. God is truly great!
Prior to this development, he was a computer teacher at Philippine Tiong Se Academy in Divisoria. He worked there for almost four years in preparation for this important career goal. He formally applied for a teaching position at DepEd in February of this year, passed the rigorous mandatory ranking procedures sometime in May, got called in to submit his pre-employment requirements last week of June, and got deployed to his assigned school yesterday. Yes, it’s his first day at work yesterday and everyone in the family was very excited for him!
I know this is just the start of his journey as a public school teacher and he still has a lot of things to do to prove his worth. But I am confident my brother can live up to the expectations of the people around him. He’s passionate and hardworking and he’s been so lucky ever since he was born (but this trivia deserves a separate post of its own). I just wish he doesn’t forget us when he receives his first salary. Hahaha. 🙂