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Marie Carolyn Budong Verano among Top Ten Inspiring Teachers of the Philippines 2020

Marie Carolyn Budong Verano, from Itogon, Benguet, is among the Top Ten Inspiring Teachers of the Republic of the Philippines 2020.

Marie Carolyn Budong Verano, Igorota from Itogon, Benguet, is among the Top Ten Inspiring Teachers of the Republic of the Philippines 2020

Marie Carolyn Budong Verano, Career Executive Service Officer V, was recognized by The Salceda Youth Lead as one of the Ten Most Inspiring Teachers of the Republic of the Philippines for 2020.

The DepEd Baguio City Schools Division Superintendent from Dalupirip, Itogon, Benguet, is on the list of Ten Most Inspiring Teachers, because her life has been tested in severe trials, her determination has given her success, her values were deepened and her endeavors provided much inspiration for others to emulate.

Verano is a daughter out of wedlock, but she has not lost sight of the hope that she will be able to get away from criticisms and judgments.

After all, she is still a child of God; blessed with three children, she retains her inspiration and influence by doing good all the time and being a model for her teams.

A proud Igorota, she became a superintendent and continues to lead, oversee and manage her division. She strongly supports Scouting for the overall development of students.

Marie Carolyn Budong Verano among Top Ten Inspiring Teachers of the Republic of the Philippines 2020

"There are millions of modern-day heroes that we forget to thank every day for their noble and selfless deeds. In these challenging and difficult times, our teachers are among the many professionals that take the extra mile to serve our communities," stated in a message signed by President Rodrigo Duterte. "May this event be an opportunity to express our gratitude to them for helping us become the upright, responsible and productive individuals that we are today," the President added.

This year's MIT theme is:

"Through our teachers we see the future of our country and through their good deeds we prosper as a nation."

The Search aims to search for inspiring and committed teachers and develop them to be more inspiring teachers who do not only teach but also guide and navigate the learners for stronger Filipino families, safer Filipino communities and a more robust Filipino nation.

The Most Inspiring Teacher awards recognize the outstanding and inspiring efforts of ordinary teachers who truly make a huge difference in the lives of their students, parents, the community and the nation as a whole.

They are judged based on their Achievements, Talents and Skills, Leadership, Contribution and Impacts.

This year's judges were: Dr Henry A. Sojor, Former Governor Grace Padaca, Prof. Nestor Tebio, MIT 2014 Maria Ellaine Adarna and Fr. Mark Anthony Vilos.

The top ten most inspiring teachers will receive a Plaque, Medal and a Travel Award in 2021.

Other Inspiring Teachers of the Republic of the Philippines 2020

NORMILLAH S.R. PANGANDAMAN

DepEd Lanao del Sur 1

LOURDES L. MATAN

DepEd Calbayog City

DARLENE O. GUTIERREZ

University of the Philippines Diliman

MANOLITO A. GATCHALIAN

Silliman University

ETHEL L. TORREJAS

Dole Philippines School, Polomolok, South Cotabato

RACHEL B. PICARDAL

DepEd Negros Oriental

PATRICIA ANNE M. PELAYO

Basic Learning Center, Davao City

LEAH M. SUROT

DepEd Dagupan City

SACARIAS O. SAYSON

DepEd Dinagat Islands

City of Baguio commends Marie Carolyn Verano

November 4, 2020 via Sangguniang Panglungsod ng Baguio - The City Government of Baguio, through Resolution 600-2020, congratulates and commends Baguio City Schools Division Superintendent MARIE CAROLYN VERANO for being selected as one the MOST INSPIRING TEACHERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES 2020 BY THE SACEDA YOUTH LEAD SCHOOL, INC.

The National Search for the Saceda Youth Lead (SYL) Most Inspiring Teachers of the Republic of the Philippines is an annual national award given to teachers from all over the country to recognize their extra-ordinary contributions that have impacted families and communities, and have assisted SYL in achieving its mission and vision in empowering leaders and strengthening communities in the Philippines, ASEAN, Asian and West African regions.

The SYL, located in Dumaguete, is a non-governmental consulting firm which specializes on leadership development with the aim to promote leadership and global engagement for a secure future in the ASEAN and African regions and the world. It challenges conventional thinking and helps manage strategic transitions to the future through interdisciplinary studies in leadership development.

The SYL seeks to guide public policy makers and global leaders in government and business through a vigorous program of conferences, international exchanges, policy briefings, publications and recommendations.

The theme for this year's event is "Through our teachers we see the future of our country and through their good deeds we prosper as a nation." The criteria for judging are achievements, talents and skills, leadership, contribution and impact. The aims of this year's search are: Stronger Filipino families; Safer Filipino communities; More robust Filipino nation.

Baguio City Schools Division Superintendent Marie Carolyn B. Verano was selected and recognized by the SYL as one of the Most Inspiring Teachers of the Republic of the Philippines 2020. Superintendent Verano, together with the other selected teachers from all over the country, will receive a Plaque, Medal and an Award Travel in 202.

Superintendent Verano held the following positions as School Superintendent, Assistant Schools Superintendent and OIC Schools Superintendent of the following DepEd Schools division:

  • Division of Baguio City Schools Division Superintendent from September 2019 to Present
  • DepEd-Division of Benguet Schools Division Superintendent from June 2017 to September 2019
  • DepEd-Division of Kalinga Schools Division Superintendent
  • DepEd-Division of Benguet Assistant Schools Division Superintendent
  • DepEd-Division of Apayao OIC- Schools Division Superintendent

She is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Biology from the Saint Louis University in 1982 and Master of Arts in Education Management from the Cordillera Career Development College in 2002.


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