Dr. Benjamin Santiago talks about teaching with Tony Lamorena
Written by Paul Charfauros on April 27, 2021
With the Foundation for Public Education (FPE), the Guam Department of Education (GDOE) would like to congratulate Dr. Benjamin “Benjie” Santiago (or Dr. B) for his recognition as the 2021 Guam Teacher of the Year (GTOY).
Dr. Benjie was chosen amongst six finalists on Sunday, April 25, 2021. Since 1971, a handful of teachers are nominated for their accomplishments, contributions, and commitment to the profession. After undergoing rigorous evaluations and observations, one teacher is named Guam’s “Teacher of the Year.”
Dr. Benjie has established an extensive teaching career in his 25 years with the GDOE and for the past 15 years, has taught cultural dance and journalism at Agueda I. Johnston Middle School. Along with a trail-blazing career in education, Dr. Benjie encourages and inspires others to live healthy lives as an instructor at a local fitness center.