Ms. Cristine Omalay is a licensed English teacher taking part in an exchange visitor program from the Philippines. She taught English Language and Literature classes for nine years in private and public schools and worked with students and teachers in elementary and high school settings back in her home country. She earned a master's degree (30 units) in English Language Teaching from Cebu Normal University. At Vista Grande High School, Ms. Omalay teaches ELA 11 and ELA 12. She believes that lifelong values and proper behavior are as important as the academic achievement of students, and these will make them thrive in this fascinating world of ours.