Ronyl (prounounced like “Woh-neel”) has been working in Lemuel’s school since 2014. This year, he is teaching the fourth graders.
Q: What gives you the most joy in your classroom?
Ronyl: I have the most joy when my students arrive at an understanding of what I am teaching them. That is my objective as a teacher, so it gives me joy to attain it.
Q: What is the greatest difficulty you confront?
Ronyl: The greatest difficulty is when the kids don’t study or do their homework. Also, sometimes you feel you have tried every possible method to teach a concept, and some students still can’t understand. You feel at a loss, but you have to find another way to make them understand.
Q: In your opinion, what importance does a teacher have within society?
Ronyl: Education is the foundation of society. You can’t attain anything if you have no education. School is where everyone receives instruction. So, a teacher has a very important role.
Q: If you could describe your current class of children with one word, what word would you choose?
Ronyl: Success. That is the objective we have: that each student would pass and move on to grade 5.
Q: In the future, what do you hope the kids who are in your class today can offer their country that the previous generation was not able to offer?
Ronyl: I hope that my students will bring more active participation to the development of their country.
Q: What is your favorite subject to teach?
Ronyl: Social Studies…I love the histories of the various countries!
Q: What teacher had the greatest influence on you? How?
Ronyl: My sixth grade teacher was named Pierre Jonas. He was very patient and very motivating to his students. I remember thinking, “When can I be like him?”