Middle school homeroom teacher
Earlayne Shermar Samson
Earlayne was born and raised in the Philippines yet English is their main language for communication. She is the youngest in her family. She has 3 siblings and they are successful in their own areas in the medical and business field. She is a proud daughter of a former Philiipine basketball Olympian in the 70’s-80’s who told her about his experiences in Japan which eventually led her to seek opportunities in Japan. Being raised in a family with varied cultures and languages, English was the first language she spoke and used at home. She is a registered nurse in the Philippines and worked hard in the medical field to favor the desire of her parents however after discovering her true strength and skills, she began to pursue a teaching career. She didn’t waste her time and studied in order to take the board exam and get a license to become a professional teacher. She seems to perceive that it was fate that brought her into teaching. This is her 14th year of teaching. She is a determined individual who would describe herself as unique and versatile. She is a single mother to an 11-year-old son who lives in the Philippines and is currently studying in one of the most prestigious schools in the Philippines (de La Salle Greenhills). She says her teaching job is never ending as she teaches her son most of the time and tries to help him maintain his school rank of being in the top of his batch with a general average of 92-96. She is a proud mom and says that she doesn’t mind having to treat her students as her 2nd children. When asked why, she says that it is because she knows and understands how it feels living the life of a mother and a teacher. She loves teaching and wants to instill a love for learning in her students. She attempts to teach in a “wholistic” approach so that her students develop a desire to become life-long learners with good manners and virtues. It is important for her to keep the trust and communication among the members in the school community as they work together in preparing the children for a brighter future.