scolding or screaming. In fact, in a
fine and kind way."
Susan and Dr. Wil Lala of Caribbean Villas hosted the
teachers of the San Pedro Roman Catholic School to a private luncheon at
Micky's Place on Tuesday. Caribbean Villas Hotel honored these
professionals who have a great impact on education and our lives through
our children. Joining the Lalas were Principal Roxannie Kay;
Clement Wade, General Manager of the Belize Catholic Schools; Flor
Bradley, Consulting Committee Chairperson and twenty-three
In keeping with Education Awareness Week held in May,
the Lalas decided to give the community the opportunity to select the
outstanding teacher for the year 1999/2000. Nominations were done by
writing letters explaining why a certain teacher should be selected and
how they knew the teacher. Over three hundred entries were received and
reviewed by the Lalas and their committee.
After enjoying Micky's famous burritos, the Lalas,
accompanied by Mrs. Bradley, issued certificates of recognition to
all the teacher's. Five of the twenty-three teachers also received a
special Merit Award and cash award because of their outstanding
performance as educators. The five recipients of these awards were
Teachers Rosario Guerrero (Beginners), Marilyn Sutherland (Standard III),
Julia Martinez (Standard III), Asinette Ayala (Standard IV) and
Hermojenes Acosta (Standard III).
Mrs. Susan Lala commented that this was the first
award of its kind and they are pleased with the response from the public.
They hope to make the Outstanding Teacher Award a yearly event. In
speaking with Principal Kay, she told the San Pedro
Sun, "This type of event and recognition motivates our
teachers to keep giving their best to improve the quality of education in
our school. We appreciate the kind gesture from Mr. and Mrs. Wil Lala of