PSS to mark Education Week


Hopwood Middle School teacher Victor Cabrera will be honored this week as the CNMI State Teacher of the Year for the 2019-2020 school year, when the Public School System celebrates Education Week from Nov. 25 to 30. In addition, Nov. 27 has been declared Education Day.

The CNMI Board of Education proclaimed Education Week last week prior to their monthly meeting at the BOE conference room on Capital Hill.

BOE chair Janice Tenorio said this will be the 31st year of PSS celebrating public education in the CNMI and thanked all the hard work that PSS and the BOE have done throughout the years.

Acting Education commissioner Jacky Quitugua said the occasion will celebrate the accomplishments of students, teachers, teacher aides, support staff, administrators, and all members of the community for their contribution to the education system of the CNMI.

Quitugua invites the public to join the celebration.

This year’s theme is “Education: Encourage Dreams, Sharpens Abilities, and Broadens Opportunities.” This was submitted by Oleai Elementary School student Maximina Carreon, who won PSS’ theme-writing competition.

Previous CNMI State Teacher of the Year Roselle Carreon, who spoke at the proclamation signing, said that education is the foundation of what makes the CNMI great and, with the continued support from the CNMI, education can only get greater despite anything that tried to hinder the progress of education in the CNMI.

Marc Venus | Reporter
Marc Venus is the Saipan Tribune's public health and education reporter. He has an associate degree in Applied Sciences in Computer Applications and is working on his bachelor’s degree at the Northern Marianas College. Contact him at

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