Kindergarten teacher wins national award

Cozumel, Q.R. – A kindergarten teacher from Cozumel has been given an award for her outstanding work and dedication.

Miss Cintya Karina Cámara Villanueva was presented with the National ABC Education 2015 Award for Maestros de los que Aprendemos (Teachers who learn).

The honored distinction earned her praise from mayor, Fredy Martin Marrufo, who, in a press release, said, “It’s a real honor for us as Cozumeleños to know that we have very committed teachers within the education system, with students and the with whole community, that provide excellent teaching. She is proof of a true example of a teacher who ensures that students receive a quality education.”

After receiving the award, Cámara Villanueva expressed her gratitude to the mayor for recognizing the education of children as well as the achievements of teachers.

The national ABC Education Award has been presented eight times before, however, this is the first time a Quintana Roo teacher has won. Those considered for the award include principals, teachers, advisors and supervisors of teachers in all levels of school including pre-school, primary and secondary.

Ten finalists from around Mexico are selected from the more than 2,000 names of qualified teaching professionals submitted each year. The award is given to recognize public school teachers who display exemplary work for their dedication to providing quality education to children in Mexico.

The award ceremony will take place in Mexico City on October 21. Along with a plaque, Cámara Villanueva will be awarded free graduate studies in Spain, a full scholarship to obtain a Diploma of Leadership, a computer, educational library and sculpture by local artist, Sergio Hernandez.

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