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Grace Lily C. Padua was born in Abulug, Cagayan, Philippines on March 13, 1945. She learned English from primary to secondary school and attended a college education course obtaining adiploma in teaching, Bachelor of Science in Education at Cagayan Teachers College, now University of Northern Philippines, Tuguegarao,Cagayan.(1967) While teaching and raising a family she continued her studies at Arellano University, Manila, Philippines and accomplished her Master of Arts in Education A.B.D (All But Dissertation) except her dissertation. (1984) Raising three children was her source of inspiration to strive and persevere to support and realize who they are today being educated and gainfully employed. On her first assignment passing the top scores of the Teacher's Division Test she was awarded a permanent position as an elementary grades teacher and became the guardian of the community, coordinating with the barrio council to put-up a concrete schoolhouse that was finished at the end of the schoolyear.Pinili Primary School, Abulug Cagayan.(1968) After transfering to the Division of City Schools from Cagayan, Division II of the Department of Education, she was qualified to conduct an actual school research at an urban elementary school that was Buting Elementary School, Pasig District II, now Pasig City, Metro Manila, for all Grades I-VI levels whose focus group were children who struggled in reading English. The results indicated the presence of non-readers setting up more remedial classes to help them. She received a Plaque of Appreciation from the Division of City Schools, Quezon City for her services rendered to the teaching profession cut-off by migrating to Canada (1989). With her considerable experiences dealing with children (1968-1989) she acquired an enormous insight about reading skills and abilities to work on that until today she volunteers helping children to improve their Reading Skills at Andrew Hunter Public School, Barrie, Ontario, Canada Participated in a community project in 2000 funded by the Millenium Bureau of Canada named Philippine Folk Dances for the Millenium as the projectorganizer/ administrator. Flying to the US capital to receive her International Merit Award in Poetry Wrirting (1992) bestowed upon her by the International Society of Poets meeting with fellow authors was an unforgettable experience. At present she has written children's stories one of which is on sale at www.amazon.com, www.amazon.ca, www.amazon.uk in hard cover, paperback, Kindle & Nook. www. amazon.au in e-book whose title is The Travels of Chikippo. Another book is published in Geneva, Switzerland that is recently released as an e-book translated into the Chinese language whose title is White and Yellow Chrysanthemum on sale at www.taobao.com in China. Looking forward to publish more children's books in the years to come.
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