Teacher Jila is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in English Language from Pangasinan State University, Lingayen, Pangasinan, Philippines. Motivated in developing skills and enhancing the minds of young generations, she took up Professional Educational Units while finishing her degree and in 2019, she graduated her degree and successfully completed all additional courses in teaching. 

Her passion in teaching seems to be innate as she landed a job as an early childhood teacher for the private school in the Philippines right after the graduation. 

Fulfilling Miss Jila’s dreams showed to be a challenging journey. Upon entering the university, she already embraced the responsibilities of motherhood. Despite the hurdles, she diligently pursued her degree, juggling the demands of academics and parenthood. Miss Catalon successfully navigated this path by taking on part-time employment to financially support both her education and her son’s schooling.

Her own life experiences serve as her backbone to persevere in life, in inspiring others and instilling hope in young minds through education. She firmly believes in the empowerment of every individual, emphasizing that the most crucial tool for this empowerment lies in providing quality, relevant, and accessible education for all.

During my journey one of the best things happened to me is to switch my passion from an early childhood teacher into special need educator. A months later, 3 months to process my training, learning scaffolding, solving each kids’ problem, understanding the child needs/ behaviours, etc, gradually I found it interesting and very challenging day by day rule. Out of a child or special education needs describe me to supports to help meet those needs and the educational setting they should attend.

Cherie Blair says – “If every child matters, every child has the right to a good start in life. If every child matters, every child has a right to be included. And that is so important for children with especial needs”.