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Kristiana Michaela P. Embate

Kristiana Embate School Affiliation: San Jose Pili National High School
School Address: San Jose, Pili, Camarines Sur
Position/ Title: Teacher I
Home Address: Zone 1, Guevarra St., San Vicente, Pili, Camarines Sur 4418 Philippines

Kristiana Michaela P. Embate, also fondly called by her family and friends as Mika, was born to Jose B. Embate and Rita P. Embate on February 4, 1993 in Naga City. She is the eldest among four children. She is currently residing at San Vicente, Pili, Camarines Sur, Philippines.
She completed secondary school and graduated Valedictorian from St. Louise de Marillac School of Pili in 2010. She earned her degrees in Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in English in 2014 from the Ateneo de Naga University, where she also graduated magna cum laude and achievement awardee.
In 2014, she taught full-time at the Ateneo de Naga University College of Education and Literature and Language Studies Department. In 2015, she entered government service as a full-time English teacher at San Jose Pili National High School. Recently, on May 2020, she completed her Master’s degree in English Language Teaching from the Ateneo de Naga University, and on October 2019, she was selected as scholar to the Fulbright-Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program 2020-2021 in the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, United States of America.
Her research interests are gender power relations, visual literacy, and critical media literacy. She is also interested in travelling local and international places. When not writing papers, she is doing crafts and painting which are her hobbies. In fact, when the quarantine period began, she opened her online gallery to feature and sell some of her paintings and commissions. Recently, she also started co-managing a tutorial center and an investing consultant-website.

A. Bachelor of Arts in English-Bachelor of Secondary Education 2010-2014
Major in English
Magna Cum Laude

B. Master of Arts in Education-Major in English Language Teaching 2015-2019
Submitted thesis: “Teaching Gender Power Relations in Picturebooks to High School Students: A Classroom Action Research

Purposive Communication Class Culminating Activity March 2019
Resource Speaker
Central Bicol State University of Agriculture

LAC: English Teachers’ Skills Enhancement Program February 2019
Speaker/ Discussant of the topic
Teaching Literature in the 21st Century
Language Classroom

Modules Review and Gender Integration December 2016
Training Workshop

2015 Mind Education Specialist Training November 2015
Participates in an international training sponsored by the International Mind Institute and International Youth Fellowship Philippines

Pili District Teachers' Training in October 2015
Championing Child Protection

Participant, Talk on 21st Century Skills and Implications November 2014
on Teacher Training
Ateneo de Naga University

UNESCO-ICT Conference on Creativity November 2014
and Innovation in Philippine Education
UNESCO Bangkok-Asia and Pacific
Regional Bureau of Education, Dela Salle University

Flipped Learning and Screencasting and Multimedia November 2014
Integration for Teaching and Learning
UNESCO Bangkok-Asia and Pacific
Regional Bureau of Education, Dela Salle University

Participant, Emotional Intelligence: September 2014
A Key to Excellence at Work and in Life
Ateneo de Naga University

Achievement Award, Mayoral Awards 2014
Municipality of Pili
Award given to “Pili: Banwaan ko, Padangat ko” heritage society (of which I am a member) for its active involvement in various activities that pursue discovery, preservation, and development of heritage found in the local community of Pili, Camarines Sur

Launched on 1 July 2013, the Pili: Banwaan Ko, Padangat Ko (Pili: My Town, My Beloved) is a non-profit organization in Pili, Camarines Sur that promotes the culture, tradition and heritage of Pili and its people.

Youth Achievement Award, Mayoral Awards 2013
Municipality of Pili
Awards given for active involvement in various activities as student leader and in different school-community-based leadership programs as well as for consistently maintaining academic excellence as President’s Lister at the Ateneo de Naga University; as excellent facilitator in teaching English classes to elementary Indonesian students in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Ambassador, Philippine-Tohoku Goodwill 2012
Tohoku, Japan

Delegate, Japan International Cooperation Center- 2012
Japan East Asia Network of Exchange for
Students and Youths (JICE-JENESYS) Program
Tokyo, Japan
An exchange program for building bonds between Japan and East Asia; includes home stay, community service to the victims of East Japan earthquake, environmental care seminars, and school visit

Delegate, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities 2012
Asia Pacific Service Learning Program (AJCU-AP SLP)
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
An annual gathering of student leaders from all Jesuit Colleges and Universities in the Asia Pacific, with participating countries, namely, Japan, Korea, Philippines, and Indonesia. The program includes leadership and environmental care seminars/lectures, community services, home stay, and dialogues with religious communities (Hindu, Buddhist, Catholic, and Muslim)
Participates in the service learning program by facilitating classes to Indonesian students at Mt. Merapi community, by participating in the dialogues with the different religious communities in Indonesia, and by school visits

Outstanding Teacher of San Jose Pili National High School 2018
Award given for exemplary performance, dedication, and commitment, outstanding accomplishments in the field of education

Academic Excellence Award 2014
Ateneo de Naga University
for obtaining the third highest quality point average (3.68) among the graduating class of the College of Education

Achievement awardee for having been a delegate to the Japan East Asian Network of Exchange for Students and Youths; delegate to the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Service Learning Program (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

Most Outstanding Student Teacher Awardee for having exemplified the ideals of a Jesuit trained teacher manifested through selfless dedication to duty with personal care and concern for students

• Painting
• Traveling
• Research
• Food