The Iloilo City Government gave P50,000 incentive to Dr. Dorothy Simpao Tarol of Special Education Integrated School for Exceptional Children (SPED-ISEC) during the Flag Ceremony on September 2.
She also received a Mayor’s Citation in her recognition as an excellent teacher awardee in the country.
Dr. Tarol, who was already a teacher when she lost her hearing at age 35, got the recognition for championing inclusive education especially through her action research designed to enhance basic literacy skills of learners with hearing impairment.
Entitled “Buddy-Mediated Instruction (BMI)”, the action research became a benchmark model in the Department of Education Division of Iloilo City and was replicated by around 178 schools.
For her contribution to education, Dr. Tarol was recently awarded among the prestigious Metrobank Foundation’s Outstanding Filipinos 2019.