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Dedicated teacher receives Outstanding Alumna award

by Alumni Relations and Placement Office

Posted on July, 13 2012 at 5:25 PM

DLSU-D graduate Aleli Toledo, a devoted elementary school teacher, was awarded DLSAADC Outstanding Alumna at the recently concluded Gawad Alumni 2012 rites.

This year’s awardee finished her degree, Bachelor in Elementary Education in 1992 with distinction. She was first employed at Dasmariñas Elementary School as Teacher 1 in Mathematics in 1992. Due to her diligence and dedication, she went up the ranks to assume the positions of Teacher III in 2001, Master Teacher I in 2006 and Master Teacher II in 2011.The award was not the first time Toledo was honored for her exemplary performance. She was named Most Outstanding Teacher in Dasmariñas Elementary School for seven years. She was also conferred “Guro of the Year” in District 1 of Dasmariñas in 2003-2004, First Place Outstanding Mathematics Teacher in 2005 Regional Search for Outstanding Elementary Teacher in Region IV-A and was chosen by the DLSU-D College of Education Alumni Association as Outstanding Alumna 2011 in the field of education. To top it all, she was a national finalist of the Metrobank Foundation Search for Outstanding Teachers in 2010.

Toledo’s professional achievements came simultaneously with a lot more recognitions owing to her zeal and perseverance. But most of the people she has worked with attribute her success to her genuine love for the young learners, which was not confined in the corners of her classroom but transcended across barriers to reach out to those who cannot afford to undergo formal education. She ardently participated and served as volunteer in several community outreach projects in her locality, and after gathering sufficient and essential experiences and learning the secrets of the trade, she co-founded several free education programs.

The Kidlets for Christ Learning Center in 2009, with Iglesia Evangelica Unida de Cristo (UNIDA) and Brgy. Mataas na Burol was intended for pre-elementary and elementary-aged children to learn basic skills in arts, numeracy, reading and comprehension integrated with Bible lessons; while Project DREAM KID (Developing Readiness in English and Mathematics for KIDS) aimed to equip indigent elementary school-aged children with essential concepts in English and Mathematics. Toledo also went beyond educating the youth when she co-founded the Mushroom Production Livelihood Program in 2011 as an alternative source of income for Barangay San Agustin II. She likewise chaired several beautification and health-related campaigns in her community such as feeding programs for indigent children, tree-planting, Oplan Linis Ganda, and anti-dengue campaign, among others.

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