Davao Christian High School is blessed by the Lord with teachers who teach and care for character more than grades. This column tells the stories of some of these men and women and their journey of teaching hearts and inspiring lives.
One of our privileges in life is being able to do the things we love to do. In my case, that “thing” would be teaching. Ever since I was young, I really wanted to become a teacher. I love the feeling of imparting something I know to others and helping people unleash their potential. I’m thankful to God for giving me that opportunity here in DCHS. Why DCHS? Well, because it’s more than just self-actualization and image projection.
In this me-centered generation, it is really a great challenge to help young people to find their own roads to take and to help them explore it on their own. Dealing with teenagers who think that they are invincible (when in fact they are just a product of the emerging economy) is really a challenging job.
But nevertheless, I still wanted to become a teacher because I want to mold young peoples’ minds and personalities and let them realize that it’s still a wonderful world and it’s beautiful to be alive. I think that, through teaching in DCHS, I am helping humanity in my own simple way.
Never did I think that teaching can be such a meaningful and rewarding job. Every time I read my student’s answers or hear them express their gratitude for what they have learned, I feel richly compensated. Not with money, but with something more immeasurable and priceless.
If you’re looking for that kind of immeasurable and priceless compensation too, then this family will be more than happy to welcome you in. Come and serve with us at DCHS!
Joel Maglantay began teaching in DCHS at 2007. Before the Senior High School program was implemented, he taught high school Social Studies and Economics. He has a Graduate Diploma in Economics from USEP and is currently serving as the Instructional Leader for the DCHS SHS program. He enjoys traveling and all of its associated joys including, but not limited to, food trips, island hopping, and cross-cultural immersion.