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Maj. Demvia Maslian: Igorot is Outstanding Biology Teacher in New Mexico, USA

Maj. Demvia Maslian, an Igorot professor from Benguet, earns the prestigious 2022 New Mexico Outstanding Biology Teacher Award in the United States.

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In the heart of New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI), a beacon of inspiration and dedication shines brightly. Maj. Demvia Maslian, an Assistant Professor of Sciences, and proud Igorot from Kibungan, Benguet, has recently been honored with the prestigious 2022 New Mexico Outstanding Biology Teacher Award from the National Association of Biology Teachers.

A Journey of Excellence

Maj. Demvia Maslian's journey in the realm of education began in 2001 at Baguio City National High School in the Philippines. Over the years, her commitment to shaping young minds has taken her to various educational institutions, including an online school in the Philippines, South East High School in South Gate, California, and Horatio High School in Horatio, Arkansas, before finding her home at NMMI in 2015.

Recognizing Excellence in Science Education

The National Association of Biology Teachers, with a tradition spanning more than 50 years, aims to spotlight outstanding biology and life science educators. Maslian's recognition as the 2022 awardee for New Mexico reflects not only her excellence in the classroom but also her active involvement with the school and the community.

The Rigorous Path to Recognition

Becoming an Outstanding Biology Teacher involves a rigorous nomination and application process. Nominees, including Maslian, must submit extensive biographical and career information, five recommendations, and videos showcasing their teaching prowess. The recognition extends beyond individual achievements, emphasizing the connection between educators and their communities.

Beyond the Classroom Walls

Maslian's impact at NMMI transcends traditional teaching boundaries. She is a valuable member of the NMMI Cadet Success Committee, contributing to the development of programs aimed at supporting students facing academic challenges. Her role in the Guided Night Study Hall program aids new students in their transition to the institute, fostering a culture of academic success.

Cultivating Curiosity Through STEM

At the heart of Maslian's passion lies the NMMI STEM Club, where she serves as a faculty advisor. The club's achievements, including winning the New Mexico Governor's STEM Challenge for three consecutive years, showcase Maslian's commitment to nurturing scientific curiosity and innovation among her students.

A Holistic Approach to Education

Maslian's teaching philosophy revolves around more than just disseminating knowledge. Her goal is to empower students to realize their potential through hands-on activities, the discovery method, and real-world applications. By incorporating culturally relevant examples into her lessons, she creates an inclusive and engaging environment that resonates with students from diverse backgrounds.

Going Above and Beyond

In addition to her classroom endeavors, Maslian is pursuing a doctorate in philosophy with a concentration in educational learning technologies at New Mexico State University. This pursuit underscores her commitment to staying at the forefront of educational advancements and utilizing innovative approaches to enhance the learning experience.

A Well-Deserved Recognition

Maj. Demvia Maslian's recognition as the Outstanding Biology Teacher for New Mexico is a testament to her unwavering dedication to education. Her impact extends far beyond the classroom, influencing the next generation of scientists and thinkers. As she continues to inspire and innovate, her contributions to science education leave an indelible mark on the academic landscape at NMMI and beyond.

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