Jairoh's Success Story


“I am Jairoh Taracina, also known as “Mr. Jay” at my current school. I currently serve as a high school mathematics teacher in Missouri USA. Despite being a small town, this place is very safe and peaceful. In addition, I teach college subject to my students at Missouri College, where I am a college math instructor for dual credits.

Being an international exchange teacher offers me a great opportunity to experience a different culture and share my own with my coworkers, students, neighbors, and those who have become friends. These individuals are the reason why I continue to dream and grow even more. The best part of my job is being able to share my culture of helping and demonstrating how hospitable and nice we Filipinos are. There are huge differences, but I can see that there are good things and attitudes of each one. I believe that people around me fuel my teaching strategies as well as professional, and spiritual growth, so I do not give up on any of the challenges that life brings here in the United States. 

Some of the things I have discovered about the U.S. culture are food, music, and even outdoor activities like skiing and ice fishing. I have had a great time here and would like to try many things, especially the variety of foods they prepare, especially after attending their church and going straight to the Busick couple’s house where they fed me. I will never forget my Thanksgiving celebrations with the entire Purdy family, Copeland family with whom I spent a lot of time, and the Mexican Gonzales family and other student’s that invited me for a snow day skiing adventure. I am delighted to be loved by them and to be a Filipino, sharing the incredible culture I have experienced.

My Superintendent has a lot of trust in me, so I am working hard to prove that I deserve the opportunity that they gave me. I also get positive feedback from the teachers and students I work with here and they take good care of me here, and I cannot even name them all. They have all helped me in some positive way.”


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  1. So proud of you, Sir Jairoh!!! Thank you also for guiding me when the time I need to know the process on how to be successful in getting the visa sponsor until the visa approval. God Bless you always and Merry Christmas!

  2. bookmarked!!, I like your web site!


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