Dr. James T. Padilla – English Teacher – E.A.G.L.E. Center
An educator who has served the Department of Education in the Philippines for more than 20 years. He has been a school Principal for 2 years and has been an Education Program Supervisor in English for about 4 years. As an Education Program Supervisor in English, he possesses a strong track record in improving performance of students and in helping them through crafting reading tools for them to master reading from the Elementary level up to the Secondary level. He has the ability to be team player and resolves problems and conflict professionally. He has the ability to communicate complex information in simple and entertaining manner. He has the passion to contribute knowledge and skills in schools that offer a genuine opportunity for career progression in the future.
Dr. Padilla comes from one of the big islands of the Republic of the Philippines and he lives in a city which has the biggest land area among the other cities of the country. He’s been into different countries of Asia for educational purposes and benchmarking. He is in a J1 Program which is the Cultural Exchange Program Teacher here in the United States of America.
He was been teaching in Mobridge High School as English Teacher last school year. Now, he is currently the English Language Arts Teacher assigned at the E.A.G.L.E. Center, Cheyenne-Eagle Butte School, South Dakota, USA.
Mitchelle A. Dael – 7th-12th Grade Mathematics Teacher – E.A.G.L.E. Center
A friendly Filipino who believes that “The Essence of Mathematics is not to Make Simple Things Complicated but, to Make Complicated Things Simple”, is the new Mathematics teacher of E.A.G.L.E. Center. She’s teaching mathematics in the Philippines for 13 years and was teaching for a year in Bowdle District last school year.
Ms. Dael is the second child in the family. She grew up in a simple, supportive and loving family. She graduated with honors at Plaza Central School in her elementary days and received full scholarship. She finished high school as class valedictorian and cum laude in college at Villaflores College, Tanjay City where she took up Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Mathematics. She also took up Master of Arts in Mathematics Teaching at Negros Oriental State University and Master of Arts in Education major in Mathematics at Central Philippines State University where she graduated last year.
It is a dream come true for her to work in the United States and share her culture with others as she learns other culture as well. “If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is”, she added.