"Extraordinary in every Way!"

                 Dr. Merlina L. Aytona


“Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions.” - Unknown

                                                                                 


  After graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in the Philippines, Dr. Aytona started teaching in a public elementary school from 1985 to 1998. While teaching, She proceeded in studying her Master in Education in Elementary Health and Science in University of the Visayas, Cebu City, Philippines. After receiving her Masters, she obtained a Doctor of Education in Elementary Administration and Supervision. In 1998, she became a Head Teacher and later became an elementary school principal in the Department of Education, Cebu City Division, Philippines. While she was a Head Teacher, she was assigned to handle children with exceptionalities. In order to gain more knowledge in handling children with exceptionalities, Dr. Aytona decided to get another degree in Special Education in which she obtained a Diploma in Special Education and Diploma in Early Childhood Education at Cebu Technological University, Cebu City, Philippines. After getting these diplomas, she furthered her education by obtaining a Masters in Education in Special Education.

 

 Then, in 2008, Dr. Aytona applied as a Special Education Teacher in the United States. Luckily, she was accepted and started working for the Caddo Parish School Board. Currently, she is teaching at Midway K-3 School.


  Dr. Aytona loves teaching. It gives her the ability to help children achieve their best. It also helps her to inspire students not only academically but also personally. Aside from teaching, she loves outdoor activities like playing ball games, spending time at the park, fishing, and camping.






                       Nanette M. Doward


My name is Nanette Doward.  Ms. Doward was lucky enough to grew up with the Atlantic Ocean as her backyard, being that she was born on the Island of St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands. Ms. Doward has two sisters Belivia and Patrisha of which she enjoys spending her free time with. Upon graduating from high school, she attended Grambling State University graduating with a B.A. in Mass Communication. Immediately after graduating Mrs. Doward began working for FEMA. While working for FEMA she received her teaching certificate.  As any natural callings goes, she fell in love with the art of teaching and has been doing so for 15 years. In her words, in reference to education, "As with everything else in life, there have been ups and downs; but the ups have definitely outweighed the downs."

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