Breaking news from Guate!

On Tuesday, November 25th Gilberto Adán Aquino Choc, the principal of El Calvario primary school in Santo Domingo Xenacoj, became the first ever principal to receive the Director 100 Puntos award, a national award given to educators who embody good teaching practices and contribute to the improved learning of Guatemalan students.

Director 100 Puntos Award

Can you spot Adán in this group? Hint: he’s the one with an armful of awards!

This is exciting for two reasons:

1. El Calvario utilizes CoEd’s Culture of Reading Program (CORP), and Adán is quick to recognize CORP’s role in bringing incredibly important tools and techniques to their school that has helped both teachers and students alike excel in the classroom.

2. CoEd is a collaborator of the Maestros 100 Puntos initiative, which aims to incentivize and motivate those in the teaching profession to perform well in the classroom. We are delighted that our collaboration with this worthy endeavor has led to the recognition of talented and dedicated educators like Adán.

Director 100 Puntos Award Ceremony

CoEd’s Guatemala team was touched when Adán called to say that he had received ten tickets to the award ceremony and wanted CoEd to have two of those tickets. Regina, Rebecca and Rony (left to right) eagerly attended the event to support Adán.

CoEd Guatemala General Director Rony Mejía says, “Adán is a very strong leader and has basically been in charge of building and continually improving El Calvario school. He is definitely the type of principal we’d like to have at every CORP school and he’s been a key to teachers at El Calvario incorporating CORP effectively into their daily class routines.”

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Adán was so excited to be recognized for his efforts, and was eager to pose with CoEd’s logo on the collaborators banner at the event!

Congratulations, Adán! We are so proud that you are part of the CoEd family, and appreciate your tireless efforts to improve the quality of education in Guatemala.