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Zoraida Lacno exhibits infectious love for teaching

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 by Joan Aguon Charfauros

Guam - It's hard not to smile when Zoraida Lacno is speaking. you see and feel her energy and her positivity is infectious. Lacno is a math teacher at San Vicente Catholic School for 5th-8th graders, and has been for an amazing 30 years.

"I enjoy by incorporating it with my own way of teaching and that is how I became successful - successful in a sense and that is what I am very proud of," she told KUAM News. She says her father had always wished for an educator in the family, and so Lacno obliged.

"Teaching is a work of the heart, and that's what we have in the family," she stated. "It's not a job, it's a vocation."

And Lacno, who is a cancer survivor, has such a wonderful mindset when it comes to teaching. "I am a new teacher every year...that is what makes you stay, that is what makes you happy and enjoy the vocation that you chose," she said.

And she is truly enjoying what she does. Whether it be dancing throughout the classroom while explaining the day's lesson or preparing the school's musical program, Lacno has a passion for everything she does. "For 30 years, it's my students I thought I would be inspiring. But no, it's my students who are inspiring me to come into the classroom," she explained.

Lacno wants her students to know that no matter your socioeconomic status, they can be successful and be a contributor to the world.

"I hope that they are more prepared, they have faith in their heart, that they will succeed in life," she said.
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