A teacher at the Adentan Community School, Stella Gyimaah Larbi won the 2022 National overall Best Teacher award on 5th October 2022 held at the University of Development Studies, Tamale.
Mrs. Stella Gyimaah Larbi happens to be the first to receive the overall Best National Teacher in the history of the Adentan Municipality. In 2018 she emerged the best teacher at the District level and in 2019 she again won the 2019 Regional Best Teacher.
As the Best National Teacher, she took home 3bedroom house worth GHC 300.000.00, a trip to Dubai and a Scholarship to any University of her choice.
To qualify for this ultimatum, their criteria of selection was to write ten essays which included your teaching approach, innovation in the classroom, global communication, how you help other teachers appreciate the profession, among other dynamics teaching skills.
For her, teaching is a ministry and not just going to the class to teach. She added that the father had a special love for teaching which inspired her to becoming a teacher too. She also looked up to her literature teacher in high school and adopted her teaching style.
According to Mrs. Larbi, she sometimes organizes free training for teachers, buy uniform for some students and even visits them in their homes and have interaction with their parent to appreciate why their children should remain in school.
“Teaching is not just about the classroom work but what you do to help the students outside the classroom” she said.
Mrs., Larbi stated that, being different, innovative is her teaching style and not limiting herself to just the school’s syllabus was the trick that worked for her. She also stated that, ‘everything you do be intentional because this encouraged her to go extra believing that she could do it’.
SOURCE: ISD, ADENTAN.