MUYANG: More Than Just A Preschool Teacher
by Kana K. Perdigon, MUYANG President AY 2016-2017
MUYANG is a Kankanaey term that means “young child”.
I am patient, kind, considerate and passionate. I am controlled and versatile, loving and determined. I am a preschool teacher, proud and true. What you think of me is based on your immediate conclusion or presumption that I am simply a preschool teacher – no more no less.
I’d say that I am quite more than what you may think of me, for I am the first person the children encounter as they enter school for the first time. I help build their foundation on which they shall have a bright future. I teach them what they need to know and what they have to know such as washing hands, fixing their toys after they play, saying hello and waving goodbye. Just as the saying goes, “All I ever needed to know I learned in kindergarten”. The thought of it will never be dismissed or forgotten, shunned or ignored.
Nobody is better than anyone else in whatever major or field he or she specializes in. It does not make any difference. One should never feel degraded nor superior for we are all of equal level. We are all teachers – passionate and spirited. We share a common purpose. I chose to be a MUYANG teacher because I believe in premonition and predestination. I want to inspire and be inspired because I believe in the Proverb that goes, “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it”.