Biology professor and museum curator Dr. Aimee Lynn B. Dupo has been recognized by the Bato Balani Foundation, Inc. and Diwa Learning Systems, Inc. as one of the four 2017 "Faces of the Teacher" last 01 September at the Shangri-La at the Fort, Taguig City. She has been honored for being a scientist, leader and teacher who has enriched her students' and colleagues' perspectives on Philippine biodiversity.

Ma'm Aimee is well known among her peers and colleagues at the Museum of Natural History (MNH) and the Institute of Biological Sciences (IBS) for her infectious enthusiasm and strong dedication to the enhancement of research and instruction in the biological sciences as evident in her many involvements for the development of new course programs, revitalisation of existing courses, refurbishing instruction materials and developing more practical and effective evaluation schemes, both within the university, and also extending support to other academic institutions.

Her teaching repertoire is enriched by incorporating her observations taken from field and laboratory research, thus establishing a well organised pedagogy to teach an integrative overview of ecology, systematics, entomology and natural history. Her strong background in research has been invaluable in the enrichment of knowledge for teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses at IBS, as well as lectures and training programs, and seminars at the MNH.

The Many Faces of the Teacher is a public service and advocacy campaign of the two said organizations. According to the program's website, "it aims to recognize teachers who play a significant role in the life of a student, nurture and mold the character of future leaders and heroes, hence, becoming a force that shapes the nation. It upholds the leaders who happen to be teachers, an inspiration to many not only with their achievements but in the way they live their lives and dedicate themselves to the vocation."

Photos sourced from the official The Many Faces of the Teacher Facebook page

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