TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, Tanapag Middle School is having this article published in honor of the school’s teachers.
Teacher: VALERIE NAPUTI
Special Education teacher aide
Gee, what can I say Ms. Val? I’ve always loved you from the start. You are always there when we need you to be. You never fail to cheer us up when we are down! You are really loving and caring! I appreciate all the hard work and effort you put into the school, and most of all the students. Going back to the first time I met you, you were a new teacher aide here at TMS and, luckily for us, it was both our first year at Tanapag Middle School. When I spoke to you, I knew the year would be fun. I began to trust you. Sometimes we would have our small talks and you would listen. You really encouraged us to think positive and not let ourselves stay discouraged because of people who hurt us. You are a really easy person to talk to. I appreciate how well you know how to help us in school, even with personal problems. You must understand how it feel when teens go through hardship. Ms. Val, you are really supportive and trustworthy. I thank you for everything you’ve done for me and this whole school. We love you Ms. Valerie! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from your Tataga family!
Written By: Ashlie Aguon, 7th Grade, Tanapag Middle School
Teacher: MINERVA NELVIS
Grade 6th and 7th
Dear Mrs. Nelvis: Thank you for the many sacrifices you have done for your students. You often talk to us about the pros and cons of being a student and about other aspects of life. Throwback to when you became my 6th grade science teacher: I knew on the first day I met you that I was going to have a wonderful teacher! Thank you for all your hard work, and for being an inspiration to us all. I hope to one day be as good an educator as you are. Your students all look up to you because you are an awesome teacher. We hope that you continue being a teacher here at Tanapag Middle School because you are doing an amazing job! Our entire class would like to say thank you for all the things you have taught us, Mrs. Nelvis! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from your Tataga family!
Written By: Ayana Sablan, 7th Grade, Tanapag Middle School
Teacher: MONICA PUA
Grades 6th and 7th
Carolinian Heritage Studies
Dear Ms. Monica: I would like to start off by saying that you have been very helpful to Tanapag Middle School. We all appreciate what you do for us. We all know that it is difficult to be a teacher in the classroom. At first we thought that you would one day give up and leave us, but you actually stayed because you care about us. Now, each day you come in to class with a smile. You are really beautiful just the way you are! You are very strict, but you can also be kind. TMS loves you! Welcome to the north! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from your Tataga family!
Written By: Naynay Andon, 7th Grade, Tanapag Middle School
Teacher: MAVERICK ITIBUS
Special Education Contact teacher
Dear Mr. Maverick: I just want to let you know that you are a strong, powerful man who loves to help us kids. You have been very nice to me since you started working at TMS and I appreciate that. You are so dedicated when it comes to students. You always give it your all to see us succeed. I admire you because you love to play basketball, and that is my favorite sport. Anyways, I just want to say thank you very much from all of your students at Tanapag Middle School. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from your TMS family!
Written By: Joel Norita, 7th Grade, Tanapag Middle School
Teacher: JULIE MALAKAI
Special Education teacher aide
Dear Ms. Julie: Thank you for being a part of TMS. You have really become a big help here in this school. You are a caring, loving, and dedicated teacher. You are also a great friend and mentor to me. When students are in need of help in class you are there to support not only me but all of us. We appreciate your sweet smile, and your strength and ability when it comes to the students you serve. You seem to always look at the bright side of things, and that is important! Thank you so much for dedicating your time to education and the students in Special Education. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from your Tataga family!
Written By: Darren Johnson, 7th Grade, Tanapag Middle School
Teacher: SUEL-KI CHANG
Grade 7th & 8th Social Studies
Dear Ms. Chris: We love how you teach! Your teaching style is so unique and new to us. You teach with so much confidence! When you help us in class we feel like we are advancing. I know we will get better as time goes by with you as our teacher. You are a kind and skilled! You have many strengths but above all you make learning interesting, fun, and exciting! When you first began teaching us, we were surprised to see such an organized woman. We thank you for coming to join our TMS family! We are truly grateful and love having you at TMS! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from your Tataga family!
Written By: Vicente Camacho, 8th Grade, Tanapag Middle School