Hall of Fame in Teaching Profession

Evelyn Caja, a Special Education (SPED) Teacher and Master Teacher I in Ramon Magsaysay High School in Manila were conferred the 2009 Award for Continuing Excellence and Service (ACES). A pastor's daughter, Caja was keen on serving others early in life. But it was a blind girl she encountered in practical teaching that led her to pursue special education. Caja was inspired by the girl whose condition did not stop her from continuing her education. 
Teacher Caja is the Principal for the Center for Developmental Intervention Foundation, Inc., at the Philippine Children Medical Center. She is also the national treasurer of the Network of Outstanding Teachers and Educators (NOTED), an organization of past and current SOT awardees. 

Teacher Caja has been a SPED teacher particularly to the visually impaired for some 41 years now. Among the awards she has received after winning in SOT are: the 2002 Lingkod Bayan Award, Civil Service Commission, 2002 Thomasite Centennial International Visitor Award, Metrobank Foundation and the US Government; Finalist, 2003 Gawad Geny Lopez Bayaning Pilipino Award, ABS-CBN and UGAT Foundation; and the 2004 Outstanding Manilan Award 
Today, teacher Caja is considered the 'Anne Sullivan'—tutor of the famous deaf blind author Helen Keller – of many students whom she has helped become productive and self-reliant individuals. Caja encourages fellow teachers to love their work and to continue to serve silently and sincerely.  "Without love, easy things become difficult. But with love difficult things become easy. Nothing is impossible when you love your work," she said. 


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5 Komento ng Ulirang Guro:

impressive credentials. And to think most of her ilk are now venturing abroad. May her tribe increase.


That the likes of Caja, et. al. cannot be found in the Philippines nowadays is because of the very low salary of our public school teachers.

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congrats to her. Hope she will get salary increase

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