IT&E Recognizes Guam's Favorite Teacher

IT&E presented the IT&E Favorite Teacher Award to Mrs. Andrea Mayoyo-Buan from Tiyan High School.

IT&E held a social media contest to give the community the opportunity to share their appreciation for teachers and reflect on the impact teachers have on the lives and development of our youth.

Mayoyo-Buan received the highest number of nominations in IT&E’s World Teachers Day contest. The community nominated their favorite teacher on IT&E’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

I love being able to build relationships with my students and learning something new from each of them. Most importantly, witnessing and being a part of their overall growth has made teaching a rewarding experience.  Andrea Mayoyo-Buan, Teacher at Tiyan High School and winner of  the IT&E Favorite Teacher Award.

Mayoyo-Buan received an overwhelming number of nominations from the community. In addition to the title of Favorite Teacher, Mayoyo-Buan also received a massage for 2 and a $150 gift certificate for school supplies.

“I am elated and truly grateful to all my students (former and current), friends, colleagues and family who supported me,” said Mayoyo-Buan, who teaches English 10 and Creative Writing to grades 10 to 12. She has been teaching for 5 years.

The contest was held simultaneously in the CNMI. Saipan’s Ms. Dayoung Han of Hopwood Middle School won the title of CNMI’s Favorite Teacher.

With our Favorite Teacher contest, we wanted to commemorate our islands’ teachers and their dedication to our children, as well as give our community the opportunity to show their appreciation for their teachers. We received thousands of nominations in the CNMI and Guam. We’re heartened to see so many students and members of the community support the educators in our community. Jim Oehlerking, CEO of IT&E 

The contest was launched on World Teacher’s Day on October 5. The nomination period was held from October 5 to 12.

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Mrs. Andrea Mayoyo-Buan, teacher at Tiyan High School, was awarded IT&E Favorite Teacher. Pictured from left are Jay Shedd, Senior Director of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service at IT&E; Mayoyo-Buan; and Jim Oehlerking, CEO of IT&E.

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