Teacher Kiko – Father and Teacher at Hana Academy

Teacher Kiko – Father and Teacher at Hana Academy

Today is Father’s Day, and I had the chance to work with Teacher Kiko back at Hana Academy. I want more people to know about him, so here are some questions I asked him:

How would you describe your father?

Actually, my father passed away when I was very young. He died when I was only 4 years old, so everything I know about him comes from the stories my mom told me while I was growing up.

How has your father shaped who you are as a teacher and a father?

My late father was a surgeon by profession. According to my mom, his aim in life was to help those in need and he was always a good provider for our family.

My mom shaped me more as a teacher because she was a retired DEPED supervisor and a University Professor at AUF. I remember sitting in the back row of her class while waiting for her, as I was her personal driver.

What lessons do you impart to your students that you learned from your father?

The stories my mom shared about my father made me focus on my profession and, of course, the welfare of my family. I emphasize the importance of dedication and helping others.

What lessons do you share with your students from your own experience as a father?

I often impart the values I learned from my mom to my students whenever I get a chance.

Do you have a message for your father?

From my own experience as a father, I always say that being a father is wonderful. It’s an experience that’s hard to put into words. If you are a father, family always comes first. I believe my family deserves the best from me, with 100 percent effort and dedication fueled by love.

Do you have a message for all the fathers out there?

To all the fathers out there, my message is to always be there for your families. Nothing more, nothing less.

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