By Denise Mundy
Aguila Elementary School added a new teacher this year, Mrs. Jeremie Gallardo. She has been a teacher since 2005 and is now in her 15th year in education. She was born and raised in the Philippines, where she graduated with a bachelor’s in education and a major in English. She is currently working on her master’s at University of Perpetual Help Dalta.
For nine years she worked as a teacher at Southville International School, an accredited institution by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and taught according to American standards. There, she was able to witness how children from different cultures interact and learn together. Also, she experienced working in Kidzania Manila, an educational theme park, where she observed how play serves a major role in a child’s learning experience. Although she enjoyed working in a theme park, she chose to go back to the classroom to work with homeschooled children as a facilitator.
Gallardo has always enjoyed new learning experiences and has explored new possibilities for growth. She believes this opportunity to work in Aguila Elementary School will give her a chance to expand her educational experiences and make her a better teacher. She will be teaching fifth grade.
The National Kidney Foundation will have free Health Screenings at the Aguila Fire Department from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m Saturday, Oct. 12. Registration is required. To qualify, one must be 18 years or older and have a family member (father, mother, sister, or brother) that has diabetes, heart disease or kidney disease. For help registering, call the Aguila Library at (928) 685-2214, the Kidney Foundation (602) 845-7905 for Spanish, (602) 840-1644 for English, or online at www.azkidney.org/PathToWellness.
English as a Second Language continues at the Aguila Library every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 - 8 p.m.