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Azineth Buan

Position: Math Teacher / Department Head
School: Memorial High School
School District: Port Arthur Independent School District
City, State: Port Arthur, TX

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Azineth Buan was nominated by Josephine Sibayan, a member of her community.

"Mrs. Buan has been employed by the Port Arthur Independent School District for eight years. I first met her at the church where we both attended the worship service," said Sibayan. "As an officer in the church, I have seen how dedicated she is in performing her duties. She is always part of the many activities and programs launched by the church administration, especially when it comes to helping the children in their education. Since then, I have always been impressed with her level of enthusiasm for anything that advances her students, along with her personal quest for academic excellence."

Mrs. Buan is truly a dynamic leader who leads by example. She always goes above and beyond her responsibilities. Through her leadership, the mathematics department has accomplished numerous projects to extend the students’ learning outside the classroom. They created the “Math Stairway Project," as Mrs. Buan called it, which displays the level of complexity of mathematical concepts as one climbs up the stairs. More importantly, it makes every student and staff member learn a math concept outside of the classroom setting. Mrs. Buan has also developed an incentive program that focuses on rewarding students’ positive behavior, attendance, and excellence in their education.

On March 3rd, 2020, she showed her creativity and leadership once again by integrating the Pi Day celebration and Mathematics Battle of Talents to Parent Night.  Students competed by showing their talents in composing poems and songs using math concepts. It was fascinating to observe how art and creativity were integrated into mathematics.

Mrs. Buan has also led the department in designing a well-organized tutorial program that is still being successfully implemented today. She created a tutorial packet for State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Algebra 1 that her colleagues in the department called “Buan’s Packet."

“Mrs. Buan has been instrumental to the success of the many students who pass the state-mandated test," said Dr. Glenn Mitchell, Memorial High School principal. "More importantly, she has been instrumental to the success of the entire campus to move out of Improvement Required (IRd) status and meet the State’s standards.”

As a dynamic leader, one of Mrs. Buan’s goals is to make sure her department keeps abreast of growing technological changes. She knows how technology can have a strong impact on students’ learning. Her passion and determination in making this happen successfully led her to write two grants that were both approved. One grant was for the math department to have the latest calculators called TI-Nspires. She made sure that teachers have the knowledge and confidence in using the technology in their classrooms by untiringly and unwaveringly facilitating training during district-wide professional development and during her department’s Professional Learning Community (PLC) time. The second grant was approved for additional technological tools that the students use in exploring the true applications of math concepts in her classroom.  This device, the Calculator Based Ranger (CBR), according to Mrs. Buan, helped the students collect actual data that they can analyze to determine mathematical and physical qualities, instead of using data from a textbook.

Mrs. Buan is devoted to her students. She humbly takes pride in creating a classroom environment that is conducive to teaching and learning. She is constantly looking for innovative techniques that promote the students’ interest in learning. Mrs. Buan is excellent at making learning applicable to everyday experiences. She is extremely organized, self-motivated, and reliable. Mrs. Buan exemplifies all the positive aspects of a master teacher who meets her students’ academic needs. She always goes the extra mile for her school and students, and she even tutors many students after school.

“I have witnessed her enthusiasm in teaching and her compassion in motivating students to be successful," said Dr. Mitchell. "She always reminds me of someone who is willing to teach on the streets with nothing and will still make the students learn.  She also transfers her competitiveness to the Math Interscholastic League (UIL) team who are very fortunate to train under her leadership. As a principal, it makes me proud to have such an outstanding teacher who wholeheartedly performs her duties and responsibilities for the benefit of students and staff. She not only extends her expertise in training teachers in our district, but to other districts, as well. Mrs. Buan also served as a speaker and presenter at the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT), where she shared her savvy math skills with many attendees.”   

Even though she's working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mrs. Buan still makes sure her students are not hindered from learning. She uses her expertise in technology and her compassionate heart to reach her students.  According to her, she may not see her students in the classroom, but through Google Meet and Zoom, she is able to teach as if she is in the classroom with her students.

She has received many awards:

  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year 2000
  • Rookie of the Year 2014
  • Senior Top 10 Student Favorite Teacher of the Year
  • MHS Teacher of the Year 2017
  • PAISD Teacher of the Year 2017
  • REGION 5 Teacher of the Year 2017
  • REAUD Excellence in Education Award 2018
  • HEB Excellence in Education Award State Finalist 2019

She has also been nominated for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for 2019. All of these awards prove her compassion and dedication in helping students

"I take great pleasure in knowing such an educator who is a LifeChanger, not only to her students and other teachers, but to all whom she interacts with," said Sibayan.



Comments (112)


Phung Huynh Posted 27 days ago

Mrs. Buan is the most kindhearted teacher I’ve ever met. She’s taught me many things in her Statistics AP class as well as gave me to motivation to learn. I’ve never really enjoyed math or anything with numbers and letters combined, until her class this year! Her energy and efforts for her student, peers, and the community can be greatly seen in her efforts. I truly appreciate her, because without her, my senior year wouldn’t be the same. I’m so thankful towards her and her willpower to see everyone succeed. She’s the best!! <3

Tammy Pham Posted 30 days ago

I would have to say that Mrs. Buan is one of the best math teachers that I have ever had in all this time I have been in school. Mrs. Buan pushes her students to become better than they were yesterday. She is patient and caring towards her students. I like the teaching style that Mrs.Buan provides because she is very thorough with the way she teaches to where everyone in the class can understand. She never left anyone behind when teaching. When I didn't not understand the lesson or my peers, she would stop and go over the topic again until we understood it completely. I was intimidated going into her AP Statistics class because of what other students would tell me. However, it was quite the opposite of what I was expecting. She is the kindest teacher who worries about her students future. Her grading is lenient and she does give criticism on my work, but that is only to help me improve.

Ruiz A Posted 1 months ago

I met Ms Buan last year because I needed to pass the Algebra Staar so she was my tutoring teacher and the truth is that she is very kind, very good person and is very patient, thanks to her I managed to pass my test even though I don't understand English very well but I did it anyway because she is very good at her job

Estefany velazquez Posted 1 months ago

Mrs. Buan is one of the best teachers i have come across, I love her teaching style. I was struggling with algebra for a pretty long time, I failed many times until i got to meet Ms. Buan. In 4 days she managed to teach me everything i needed to pass my algebra test and wow i was impressed i understood everything, she has such a patience with teaching, she made sure i was learning and understanding everything. I can say she's the best algebra teacher with no doubt. Every time i see her down the hall she has a biggg smile on her face, and the best attitude!!!!! so glad i got to meet her

daniela torres Posted 1 months ago

Mrs. Buan... she is the sweetest person i've met. i had class with her no to long and i learned a lot wit her she does her job so well, she loves what she does she loves helping us students with everything she can. she has definitely has changed my life for better!

yasuel santiago Posted 1 months ago

una super maestra me ayudo mucho a mejorar en los estudios y en su clases agradecido de aver tomado su clase y pasarla con a y es una maestra muy buena

Edith Huerta-Ortiz Posted 2 months ago

Mrs. Buan... there are so many wonderful was to describe such a extraordinary person like her. Since, I have known her she has done so much for me and others. I can definitely say she has changed my life for the better. Mrs.Buan is has such a positive energy, her personality is just so bright as soon as you begin to converse with to her she will make you smile. She has such patience with teaching, and does her best until you understand. She doesn't pressure you, everytime someone is in need of help she volunteers to contribute to do the job. Never asks for anything in return.

Ngoc Huynh Posted 5 months ago

As cheesy as this sounds, Mrs. Buan has had a large impact in my life. She is, hands down, one of the greatest teacher's I have had and she has been a positive impact in my life! She was my AP Statistics teacher who ALWAYS went above and beyond! Growing up, a lot of the teachers in my Educational Career were those who were strict and could not teach because they were busy enforcing the rules or those who wanted to teach but could not enforce the rules. It was never in between. However, Mrs. Buan somehow had that balance. Even though some people may disagree, I honestly loved her Teaching Style. She never let anyone get left behind and would take constructive criticism if necessary. When I was a Senior in High School, I was going through a lot. I was dealing with taking care of my family from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, trying to figure out exactly what was I going to do with my life, Senioritis, and many other things--just typical Coming-of-Age drama and I was so burnt out. I, along with my group of friends, were always thinking, "do we really have to do any of these things? We are in Top 10, we would still graduate in Top 10% if our grades really did drop." However, that never came true thanks to Mrs. Buan's class. It was what kept me together in my final year of High School and pushed me to push through Senior year, even though it was one of the tougher classes I took. Being a college student now, it makes me appreciate everything she did for my peers and I when we were her students.

Arlene Rivera Posted 5 months ago

Ms Azineth Buan is a teacher who has the patience of a saint and the heart of a teacher. She has an unrivaled ability to take on the most difficult learner and make learning fun for them. I am constantly seeing her in action in helping young members in the church learn and overcome their self limiting beliefs in learning. Azineth is trusted with key positions in the church as Deaconess, Finance Officer, and Secretary for the Society of Communicators and Networkers because of her integrity and devotion in everything she does. No one is deserving of this prestige and honor more than Azineth Buan.

OrRhonda Monroe Posted 6 months ago

Azineth you are an awesome leader and friend. Your contribution and dedication to the success of every student over the years I’ve known you has been a magnificent experience to witness. You are truly deserving of this award as I have seen you change the lives of so many students. Under your leadership, I have flourished as a beginning teacher regarding instructional practices that allow me to be a life changer within my own classroom. Your compassion, dedication, inspiration and knowledge is a life changing experience for anyone that comes in contact with you. Having known you has I know been a life changing experience for me not only as teacher but has an person.

Dr. Kim Vine Posted 6 months ago

To the Selection Committee: It is indeed a privilege and a pleasure to recommend Mrs. Azineth Buan for the Life Changer of the Year Award. Mrs. Buan, in her current role as a Classroom Teacher/Leader in the Port Arthur Independent School District, passionately serves high school students and partners with peers and administrators to raise student achievement. A few examples of her service and partnerships include: Master Teacher, Mentor Teacher, District-wide Staff Developer, Interventionist, and Curriculum Writer. She is always well-prepared for tasks, viewing each as an opportunity to serve and grow professionally. I find her knowledge of curriculum, instruction, and assessment principles to be excellent. Most impressive is her ability to use her knowledge and skill set to build capacity in others. Mrs. Buan is highly skilled in terms of executing lessons effectively, carrying out meaningful assessments for students, and using assessment data to improve performance and organizational effectiveness. Through her teaching and leadership, students grow academically and gain greater confidence in their abilities. Additionally, Mrs. Buan has excellent written and verbal communication skills, is extremely organized and reliable, and has a wonderful rapport with students, staff, and parents. All, who work with her, sense her love of learning and her commitment to serve. Azineth Buan teaches from the heart and transforms lives! Sincerely, Dr. Kim Vine, Chief Academic Officer

Janice Chavis Posted 6 months ago

The two words that come to my mine when I think of Mrs. Buan are "Great" and "Teacher." I am so very impressed with Mrs. Buan that I always use her as an example of a positive instructional leader. So you ask, "What is so special about her as a Teacher?" Mrs. Buan's expectation is that all students will succeed and she shows her determination for this to happen by working with students before and after school and by working with the parents to always keep the home and school connection. I have seen this teacher very upset when she found out that one of her students would not be in town to take a very important test. She called the parent to see if there was any way that their trip could be delayed. Mrs. Buan gets results because she cares and caring helps to make great teachers.

Mayra Yco Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Azineth Buan is a leader who is caring, compassionate, & intellectual. She is an individual who shows determination in everything she gets involved in. Whether it be personal/professional relations, student/ parent, with Azineth, she gives off that positive vibe that she is there to help you and has no intensions of any type of self-gain on her part. She truly has a genuine heart of kindness to help family, friends, community, and more.

Mila Ikari Posted 6 months ago

I have known Azineth Buan as a woman of faith. She carries her faith in all aspects of her life. She is deeply devoted to her family as mother to 2 children and a loving wife to her industrious husband. A mentor to tutoring her children with their homework is her priority before retiring for the day. Above all she has instilled in her kids the sterling virtues that measures her success as a good mother. As a teacher, she is committed to teaching her students well. Dwelling on what she can do to give her students quality education. To accomplish her goal she goes the extra mile in effort and in time she devotes to teaching. With her great attitude, students would have received a strong academic foundation that will prepare them for the next level of subjects that they can approach with confidence and less fear.

Kenneth Daigre Posted 6 months ago

Such a wonder person and dynamic teachers. We are very blessed to have such a caring, knowledgeable, and strong teacher in our district!!!!! You are the Best!!!

Flordelisa Legaspi Posted 6 months ago

I know Mrs. Azineth from Church and she truly shows determination like no other. Mrs. Azineth always strives to get the work done, no matter how difficult and overwhelming it can be. She follows through with a positive mind, attracting and inspiring everyone else around her to do the same. Mrs. Azineth is the person to depend on whether you need an ear to listen to you, a hand to help you, or a light to brighten even your darkest of days.

Dr. T. Nelson IKEGUL Posted 6 months ago

Teaching/Diversity Philosophy/Approach ICO Mrs Azineth. BUAN Mrs. Azimuth BUAN's teaching style is somewhat eclectic and resists a neat philosophical classification. What I will attempt to do is to identify some themes, which emerge from my observations and teaching styles as well as her connection with students and faculty/staff alike at the Memrial High School, Port Arthur, Texas and let others determine whether these themes constitute any coherent pattern. At the outset, I would state that teachers impart more by way of example than precept, and that students are very perceptive in recognizing when a teacher does not practice what he/she preaches. There are several values that Mrs BUAN tries to teach students, both by her words and her actions. Included among these are the following: the importance of organization, preparation, and homework; respect for other people and their views; the public service obligations of the lawyer; the value of clear and effective communication in both written and oral form; the importance of fair process; the centrality of equality, to name but a few. Another important theme of Mrs. BUAN's teaching is to emphasize the value of critical scholarship, which not only clearly describes the present state of the law but explores what the law should be. She makes a point of including in her in-house class notes (prepared from scratch and revised every year) the core of intellectual scholarship that questions and challenges the state of knowledge acquisition and transfer as presented by the behavioral and cognitive scientists. She also encourages students in their own research papers to move beyond the mere description of the present state of knowledge to make constructive suggestions for education reform. Nrs. BUAN has been gratified by the number of her students who have not only written their scholarly plans for change but have gone on to get them published. It is important for students and teachers to realize that pedagogy and scholarship are allies rather than enemies in the academic enterprise. While it is hard to say this without sounding like a cliché, IMrs Axineth BUAN tries to teach in a human and humane fashion. This is a theme that I articulated in her 2016 election as the MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT HEAD|CHAIR at MHS. It's Mrs. BRIAn's belief that unless there is a climate of mutual respect in the classroom, students will be very reluctant to add to the conversation. I have been pleased that her formal evaluations and the informal student feedback would suggest that she has had some success in creating a learning environment in which students feel safe, yet stimulated. This means they are free to contribute to the class and develop their ideas. She likes to think that it is this human touch which explains the touchingly positive response to her winning of the “The Rookie Teacher of the Year Award” One of her objectives is to do her small part to humanize the teaching-learning process and remind students that education is really about tests scores and classrank. A final theme in her teaching, which I will emphasize, is teaching in an inclusive fashion. This theme of inclusiveness is reflected in her Curriculum Vitae, pedagogy, course innovations, peer evaluation, and continuing education. The best indications of her views on this topic could be well understood with this phrase: “To Teach Them ALL is to Know Them ALL and Teaching For Diversity Is Education for ALL.” This means who we teach, what we teach, and how we teach must take account of equity concerns and celebrate the diversity of our student body.

Berlinda Malbrough Posted 6 months ago

What can I say about Azineth Buan? Outstanding, driven, dedicated, professional, compassionate, energetic, innovative, a gifted and talented teacher. For seven years I have worked as a Math Inclusion teacher at Memorial High School. I have witness first hand her teaching techniques in action. Her enthusiasm and creativity is contagious. Students are inspired and motivated to learn. It's impressive to watch her develop teaching strategies to meet a student's learning style. She makes learning enjoyable. I can't think of anyone that's more deserving of this nomination. A pioneer that will open the door of opportunities for many students.

Dkunze Posted 6 months ago

I have found this beautiful soul to be kind compassionate and giving.I know she is very deserving of this award and will measure up to the fullest expectations. I appreciate the effort you contribute to going the extra mile to make sure we are ok and taken care of. Both emotionally and spiritually. May God continue to bless you on thos journey we call life and use you in big ways.

Darlene Kunze 3201 Av. H Nederland Texas 77627 Posted 6 months ago

I am inspired by the love and compassion Azineth Buan has shown not only for her family but for her community and her students. She has been an example of what true dedication reflects and I am honored to know her as a friend. She has offered to open her home to me as I endured hardship and personal trials, she also exhibited true leadership skills above and beyond expectation. I couldn't think of a more deserving person to be honored recognition for such hardworking and extraordinary dedication.

Jose Eleazar Calbes Posted 6 months ago

Sis Azineth portrays as a caring, mom, sister in faith and a leader. She has always made impact in many of our Christian community in the Church Of Christ. She’s an awesome person and a sister in faith!

Andrea Ortiz Posted 6 months ago

She was an amazing statistics teacher and really cared about her students. Very supportive and would provide help when asked.

Rosa Jessica Delgado Posted 6 months ago

“If your gift is serving, devote yourself to serving others. If it is teaching, devote yourself to teaching others. If it is encouraging, devote yourself to encouraging others. If it is sharing, share generously. If it is leading, lead enthusiastically. If it is helping, help cheerfully”. Romans12:7-8 This is exactly what defines Mrs. Buan. She serves our Father almighty and His church tirelessly. Her devotions are to the Father, to her family and to her students. She leads not only by example, but also by principles. As one of the strong pillars of the church, she gives time to anoint and pray for our brethren who are sick. She goes to their houses and performs God’s miracles. We are one of those families whom she has touched by her healing hands. She and her family come by in our house every Sunday to pray and anoint my cancer-stricken daughter. We always look forward to the weekends because we know that we do not only receive God’s graces, blessings and miracles, but we also get to spend an afternoon with them. Driving an hour-and-a- half to church every Sunday with her family to fulfill their church duties is a commitment, a show of faith, and a promise of salvation. She is a lifechanger because she only does not change her students’s lives for the better, but also ours- her friends. Our faith has never been this strong and she is one God’s instruments to make sure that I do not drift away from our faith.

Kimberley Perucho Posted 6 months ago

I have known Mrs. Buan, Azineth for quite some time now. I worked with her kids more often that I worked with Mrs. Buan. Her kids were the most respectful and obedient kids I have ever met. Once I saw how she interacts with her kids I then knew it was because of how Mrs.Azineth raised them. She was always so gentle and loving with her kids. It made me realize how I hope to one day become a mother like her. While I admire her role as a mother, she has also been supportive with every achievement I have. I used to perform as an organist at her local church. Something I did voluntarily due to my love for playing the organ and my membership in the church. In return, she made sure I was always well fed and safe due to my long drive (about two hours). Her thoughtfulness made me feel so secure. Although she is not entitled to provide gifts, she does so willingly and gracefully.

Flor Legaspi Posted 6 months ago

I know Mrs. Azineth from Church and she truly shows determination like no other. Mrs. Azineth always strives to get the work done, no matter how difficult and overwhelming it can be. She follows through with a positive mind, attracting and inspiring everyone else around her to do the same. Mrs. Azineth is the person to depend on whether you need an ear to listen to you, a hand to help you, or a light to brighten even your darkest of days.

OrRhonda Monroe Posted 6 months ago

Azineth you are an awesome leader and friend. Your contribution and dedication to the success of every student over the years I’ve known you has been a magnificent experience to witness. You are truly deserving of this award as I have seen you change the lives of so many students. Under your leadership, I have flourished as a beginning teacher regarding instructional practices that allow me to be a life changer within my own classroom. Your compassion, dedication, inspiration and knowledge is a life changing experience for anyone that comes in contact with you. Having known you has I know been a life changing experience for me not only as teacher but has an person.

Ellyne L. Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Buan lived near my neighborhood back when I was still in high school. She wasn't particularly my teacher nor did I even attend the same school she was teaching at. However, Mrs. Buan has helped me both academically as a teacher and as a supportive friend. During the time I was taking geometry classes, I was struggling with a certain topic and it started to frustrate me. I reached out to Mrs. Buan regarding my problem and without second thoughts she willingly helped me. She gave me encouragement and reinforced my knowledge on the subject giving me more confidence in my upcoming test at the time. Even though she wasn't obligated to teach me, Mrs. Buan has taken an extra mile into helping me succeed in my high school career. With her positive attitude and readiness to support others, I believe that Mrs. Buan played a life-changing role not only in my life but also in others. It is a blessing to know her both as a friend and as a teacher.

Jalyn Mabanta Posted 6 months ago

A good friend, a good leader, a good teacher...that is who Mrs. Buan is....I want to say a lot more but from all the comments left for her by everyone else here, I think, it is best to kust say "i can testify that she is all of these, no doubt??...

Michael J Beug Posted 6 months ago

What an honor to be able to speak about such a caring and passionate individual!! Mrs. Buan not only shines as a teacher, but she shines in her Church community. As a devoted and passionate teacher, Mrs. Buan brings her talents outside of her teaching passion and to her community. As a Church officer, she continues to inspire and motivate the Church members in holding fast to their beliefs, as well as making a difference in their lives. She brings her teaching knowledge to her Church by being a leader and a role model. Her dedication that she has is far beyond anything expected, and she is truly deserving of this award. Thank you for being an inspiration to us all and for touching the lives of many of your students, colleagues, family, and friends!

Blessie-Mariel Maguigad Posted 6 months ago

When I was a college student, the first time I watched Azineth Buan in action was when I attended a church activity called CBI Converge in which my mom, who is an RN, and other professionals from many fields were invited to speak about their careers. Azineth was one of several representing the STEM educators; specifically, the field of mathematics. During her presentation, we could feel her love and passion for teaching and her drive to make sure her students succeed. She is very much deserving of the LifeChanger of the Year Award!

OrRhonda Monroe Posted 6 months ago

Azineth you are an awesome leader and friend. Your contribution and dedication to the success of every student over the years I’ve known you has been a magnificent experience to witness. You are truly deserving of this award as I have seen you change the lives of so many students. Under your leadership, I have flourished as a beginning teacher regarding instructional practices that allow me to be a life changer within my own classroom. Your compassion, dedication, inspiration and knowledge is a life changing experience for anyone that comes in contact with you. Having known you has I know been a life changing experience for me not only as teacher but has an person.

Samserai Cardenas Posted 6 months ago

The most memorable teacher I have ever had! She was extremely supportive, helped me understand the lessons, and was very patient! Her teaching has impacted how I tackle my classes while I attend TSU! She is also one of the reasons I was able to be apart of the Thomas F Freeman honors college. Without her letter of recommendation, I wouldn’t have made it in! I know I’m not the only student who has had to ask her for letters of recommendation. She’s very professional and helpful, both in school or when you need a letter! I can not recommend her enough to anyone who needs to take an AP Class.

Elizabeth Red Posted 6 months ago

I first met Azineth Buan at a church activity called CBI Converge, where a variety of professionals were invited to speak and present to college students. It was an honor to work with her during the event. In the hours we spent together in the Education booth, I learned so much about her work. It wasn’t just the strategies that she taught her students, or the various projects and UIL Meets that impressed me. What impressed me the most was, and still is, her passion for her work. Her passion is what sets her aside from other educators in the field. Through her passion, her students find success. And with that success, those students grow up inspired and motivated to be the best. There is no other person more deserving of this award than Azineth Buan. Thank you for all that you do for your students. You are amazing!

Dr Glenn Mitchell Posted 6 months ago

What a fantastic educator. Ms Buan has made significant impacts on the student’s of Memorial High School for the past eight years. Our students have made great gains in math under her direction State assessment were increased significantly through her direction Ms Buan is the department leader who does not request teachers to participate in any activities That she does not initiate herself She demands the best in each student and encourages them to always do their best Frequently works with students after school as a volunteer It is with great pride that I strongly support Ma Buan in her effort of recognition Truly a fantastic Woman Educator!

Rhonda Jacobs Posted 6 months ago

I Love Mrs. Buan she is so supportive and very caring!! And when my Mom passed away it was a hard time in my life. And she was there for me !! I think if anyone such get this award it's her she well deserved ! ?

Irene Baltazar Posted 6 months ago

Ms. Azineth is an epitome of a life changer. I have worked with Ms. Azineth on several projects at church, and each time she never fail to amaze. Her optimism, focus and consistent hard-work will inspire even the most non-committal person I know. Needless to say, she always manage to get everyone in the group give their best and “own” the task at hand. I have met countless hard-working individuals, but none compares to Ms. Azineth’s “touch” in motivating and driving people to excel. She’s one of a kind!

Iana Chrissel Baltazar Posted 6 months ago

I personally know Sis. Azineth from church and have always admired her as a Christian. I admire how active she is at church, how supportive she is of her kids in all of their activities, and how she is always so eager to open her home to the youth leaders. Recently, I was really struggling in my statistics class and was in search of a tutor. My mom told me to ask Sis. Azineth for help and I’m so glad I did! She was so helpful despite her busy schedule and having her own students. Also, she said she’d never used excel for stats, but she took the time to learn it so that she could help me. And I am proud to say that I got an A in that class thanks to her! I think Ms. Azineth Buan is more than deserving of this award!

Guadalupe E. Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Buan is is such a passionate and caring teacher. It is evident that she truly cares for her students and she goes above and beyond to ensure that the students are actually grasping the material. She has taught me so much and it is very clear that she truly loves teaching.

OrRhonda Monroe Posted 6 months ago

Azineth you are an awesome leader and friend. Your contribution and dedication to the success of every student over the years I’ve known you has been a magnificent experience to witness. You are truly deserving of this award as I have seen you change the lives of so many students. Under your leadership, I have flourished as a beginning teacher regarding instructional practices that allow me to be a life changer within my own classroom. Your compassion, dedication, inspiration and knowledge is a life changing experience for anyone that comes in contact with you. Having known you has I know been a life changing experience for me not only as teacher but has an person.

Erwin Vizcarra Posted 6 months ago

One of the best teacher that I have ever known! Azineth is loyal, dedicated to the core, innovative, collaborative and very passionate about what she loves the most - teaching! Her intentional approach to ensure that students will learn is something that every educator must posses, she has been a wonderful friend, in fact more than a friend to our family. She is the epitome of what a true, purposeful, intentional and a very passionate educator. In everything she does there is always excellence because she always strive for excellence, she will not settle for any less because she always believe that there is always way to improve things. What fascinates me the most is her attitude towards innovation, she is always willing to learn new things and move out of her comfort zone, but the best part of it is, she never ever thought of herself only, she shares her learning to her colleagues and friends. Her main priority is always student achievement and student growth. I'm very proud of her and her accomplishments.

Alberto Cardenas Jr. Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Buan was the most supportive, influential, and hardworking teacher I had in high school. During my high school adventure, I did my work but never bothered putting in a lot of effort. Once I got into Mrs. Buan’s AP class, that had to change. She motivated me and helped anytime I had questions. Buan ensured I understood the subjects she taught. She also taught me to get out of my comfort zone and participate in a talent show that me and Mr. Michael Malik won! Mrs. Buan taught us all to be hardworking and dedicated. Thank you.

Mildred Fuertez Posted 6 months ago

I have known Azineth since High school. She is very passionate and committed in everything she does. She deserve to be nominated and more so the title “life changer of the year”.

Marilou Miranda Posted 6 months ago

A very supportive sister

Dr Glenn Mitchell Posted 6 months ago

What a fantastic educator. Ms Buan has made significant impacts on the student’s of Memorial High School for the past eight years. Our students have made great gains in math under her direction State assessment were increased significantly through her direction Ms Buan is the department leader who does not request teachers to participate in any activities That she does not initiate herself She demands the best in each student and encourages them to always do their best Frequently works with students after school as a volunteer It is with great pride that I strongly support Ma Buan in her effort of recognition Truly a fantastic Woman Educator!

Maria armi roxas Posted 6 months ago

Azineth as a coteacher is reliable and trustworthy. She always exude determination and perseverance that she can rub on you everytime you work with her. She also is one of the few people that I know who never complain about work assigned to her wether she already has so many on her plate she still keeps on going. As a friend she is one person that you know you can count on to listen and help you in the best way she can. As a teacher she can easily win her students heart on the way she treats them individually, showing them how a difficult subject can be fun and exciting with all her motivations and instructional techniques and most importantly her genuine concern and care for her students.

Ilynn Quito Posted 6 months ago

You are angel to the kids here in Philippines,you are the best among the best as a teacher,sister,auntie,daughter,cousin.

Eduardo Ceja Posted 6 months ago

Ms. Buan is a great teacher as well as a UIL coach. She makes learning fun and easy. She is always laughing because of her great sense of humor.

Geanne Cunanan Posted 6 months ago

My Auntie Azineth taught us values in life. She's a great mentor, teacher, auntie and colleague. She has the purest and most loving heart. Growing up, she guided us to be God fearing, polite, kind and respectful individual. She's one of my role model in life.

Carkenda Griffin Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Buan is an awesome teacher at our school. She teaches math and makes it come alive for the students. She is very hands-on with the students and treats them like her own. She is very compassionate and I have found her a pleasure to work with. She is a life-changer and very deserving of the award life-changer of the year. Carkenda Griffin-coworker

Mary Jacob Posted 6 months ago

I have gotten to know Ms. Buan through myQBook. myQBook provides online preparation programs in UIL/TMSCA Number Sense and Mathematics. Many years ago, I reached out to her and offered her myQBook programs to try it free for a couple of months with her students. Her students used the programs diligently and I knew that they would not be working on the programs without her support and encouragement. It is not very often that I see teachers who grab the opportunities that come their way to work with students outside of the regular school curriculum. UIL is extra work and most teachers just do not have the initiative to work with students on non mandatory work. She goes over and beyond to provide the much needed push to students. It would be a blessing for all students to find a gem of a teacher like Ms. Buan. I wish there were more sincere and dedicated teachers like her.

Al-Patrick Yap Zepeda Posted 6 months ago

Congrats achie! The Best! I miss you so much! See you the soonest malagu!

Brenda Hughes Posted 6 months ago

An outstanding educator who is dedicated to improving g herself as well as her students. She continuously exceeds expectations and shows strong support to all her students. She is active within the community by supports community activities supporting clothing drives, food drives, back to school support for under privileged and poverty stricken people within the local community and in drives supporting communities in Africa and the Philippines. She exemplifies what it truly means to be an lifechang educator by actually helping to change lives.

Alberto Cardenas Jr. Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Buan was the most supportive, influential, and hardworking teacher I had in high school. During my high school adventure, I did my work but never bothered putting in a lot of effort. Once I got into Mrs. Buan’s AP class, that had to change. She motivated me and helped anytime I had questions. Buan ensured I understood the subjects she taught. She also taught me to get out of my comfort zone and participate in a talent show that me and Mr. Michael Malik won! Mrs. Buan taught us all to be hardworking and dedicated. Thank you.

Conrad Tubil Buan Posted 6 months ago

As your husband, I can't ask for more. You are the SUPERWOMAN of our family. No matter how tired you are from work, you always make sure that you take care of me and our two angels, Axel and Chi. I have witnessed how much you love helping others, especially your students. During this pandemic, you even went above and beyond your duties. There were no weekends, no night or day. Once students asked for help, you immediately jumped on the computer to help them. You gave your personal cellphone number because you believed that they needed an easy access to get in touch with you. Bringing what they needed like calculators and their binders from school to their mailbox is too much for me, but you never allowed me to stop you from doing that. You always say that your students need your help and always defended your students like your own kids. I remember you buying snacks and our own children were wondering because they don't like what you were getting, then you responded, "my other kids love this". Since then, we knew that if you are getting something different, those are for your "other kids". You have received many awards and God continues to reward you for all that you do but you still remain humble in spite of all that you have achieved. You deserve the best! We love you so much! God bless you and our entire family!

Alyssa Antoine Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Buan is such a great person! From the moment I met her she has been an awesome mentor, inspirational, and motivational person. She is all about helping others to become successful. I truly admire her work ethic, her honesty, and overall her passionate heart for others. She is definitely one of a kind and deserving of all future awards that may come her way.

Leandro Cortez Posted 6 months ago

I would like to take this opportunity to not only express my sincere appreciation and gratitude for Azineth’s dedication and huge contribution for the success of the various works that we do in our Church organization - as a Chronicler, Finance officer, locale Buklod (organization of married couples) officer and just recently, as part of the District Christian Family Organization’s leadership core, but also to make known to all about her exceptional and admirable traits as a loving and supportive wife to Conrad, as a very responsible mom for her 2 equally bright and talented children, Axel and Aleenah, and as a top-notch Math educator in the Academe. In the past, I’ve had the chance to worked as an Assistant Vice-President in a large corporation with almost a thousand employees and have trained and mentored many talented individuals in our organization. If there is one person that I know who is truly deserving of this “Life-Changer” award, it is Azineth Buan. Thank you very much for making a big difference and for inspiring us Sister Neth! Keep up the great work!!!

Caroline Bridges Posted 6 months ago

I met Mrs. Buan last year at a school event and she made sure she went above and beyond for us volunteers to feel welcome and appreciated. She definitely deserves this award!

Dr. Mark Porterie Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Azineth Buan has shown herself to be a dedicated, knowledgeable, and innovative leader, and under her leadership, the mathematics department has continued to increase the level of success of the students at Memorial High School. Mrs. Buan exhibits her dedication every day by going above and beyond to impart knowledge to her students. She is committed to keeping abreast of the latest technological advances that can help students absorb knowledge. As an outstanding teacher leader, Mrs. Buan has proven how competent, effective and efficient she is because she makes her students learn no matter what grade, level of learning and attitude they may have. In addition to everything stated above, Mrs. Buan is dedicated to her family. She is a wonderful wife and loving mother which makes her a well rounded person.

Mekisha Bazile Posted 6 months ago

She is an awesome department leader who has good ideas and looks for new technology to advance her students and team members.

Tuan Luong Posted 6 months ago

Throughout my high school years, I regard Mrs. Buan as the most hardworking, intelligent, and an influential teacher. As her former student, there were times I realized the skills Mrs. Buan taught me became fruitful during my college years and more to come. As a teacher, Mrs. Buan tries her best to accommodate students, while also encourage students to try their best even at things they are not good at. As a UIL competitor during my high school years, Mrs. Buan showed many of her great skill sets as a teacher to help those with a similar mindset, and for me personally, I have learned a great deal. Even though I might not be pursuing the same path as Mrs. Buan, there are times when I think back and be thankful for what she have taught me, and influenced me to think intellectually. And for that, I am eternally grateful. For me, she will always be an inspiration for me to look up to, the teacher that taught me the skills and mindset for growth. I share same respect for Mrs. Buan as much as I have for my parents, the person that raised me well during high school and helped me growth as a person.

Tuan Luong Posted 6 months ago

Throughout my high school years, I regard Mrs. Buan as the most hardworking, intelligent, and an influential teacher. As her former student, there were times I realized the skills Mrs. Buan taught me became fruitful during my college years and more to come. As a teacher, Mrs. Buan tries her best to accommodate students, while also encourage students to try their best even at things they are not good at. As a UIL competitor during my high school years, Mrs. Buan showed many of her great skill sets as a teacher to help those with a similar mindset, and for me personally, I have learned a great deal. Even though I might not be pursuing the same path as Mrs. Buan, there are times when I think back and be thankful for what she have taught me, and influenced me to think intellectually. And for that, I am eternally grateful. For me, she will always be an inspiration for me to look up to, the teacher that taught me the skills and mindset for growth. I share same respect for Mrs. Buan as much as I have for my parents, the person that raised me well during high school and helped me growth as a person.

Dwight Wagnee Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Azineth Buan is one of the most outstanding educators I have ever known.. She is kind, nurturing, and knowledgeable. Mrs. Buan always goes the extra mile when making herself available to students and parents. Her love for students is evident each time you enter her classroom. She is non-judgmental and treats all students with dignity and respect. Her teaching style has resulted in the majority of her learners passing the state-mandated STAAR exam. Every school in America deserves to have a Mrs. Buan on staff. I am truly honored and privileged to call her my colleague.

James Langit Posted 6 months ago

I’ve known Mrs. Buan since she was stationed her in Charleston. Mrs. Buan is a person with exceptional qualities. She always seems to go above and beyond what is tasked or asked of her. In Church, she and her family were very supportive of all the activities that we had. She was always willing to help in whatever way she can to contribute to the success of all our activities. She truly has genuine care and concern for her family, friends and fellow men. She is truly an inspiration to all around her!

Marilou Cortez Posted 6 months ago

Tinett, as I call her was like a sister to me. I met her through a common friend back in South Carolina. She’s kind and fun to be with. She’s always ready to lend a hand for those who are in need. A dedicated teacher who always go out of her way to help her students to excel and tap the best out of them. She’s an amazing Math Teacher and an amazing friend.

Iana Baltazar Posted 6 months ago

I have always admired Sis. Azineth as a person. I admire how active she is in our church, how she is always so supportive of her kids and the various activities that they are involved in, and how she's always so welcoming to the youth leaders whenever we visit them in their home. It wasn't until I took a statistics class in my post-graduate program that I saw, firsthand, how much of a genius she is. I was really struggling in that class and my mom told me to ask Sis. Azineth for help and I am so glad I did. I sent her the questions via email and I told her that the work had to be shown through excel, she told me she used another program instead of excel, but that she would figure it out. And she did! And I am proud to say I got an A in that class thanks to Sis. Azineth for teaching me but also for encouraging me to learn for myself!

Sarah Velasco Posted 6 months ago

Azenith is a God-fearing person who is very dedicated to her duties in our Church and this reflects to her dedication to being the best teacher she can ever be. Her dedication is manifested in how well rounder her children are. They both excel in their studies and most of all they are both officers in the Church. She is definitely a life changer!??

Wynchelle Miranda Posted 6 months ago

Who is Azineth Buan? For me, she isn't just an ordinary person but indeed an EXTAORDINARY one. She is a role model to us, my idol. She serves as a mentor to her relatives and families especially to her nephews, neices and extended even to her grandchildren. Super Mom to her children, Brainy Teacher to her students, Loving person to her Families and Friends. One of the most down to earth person I've ever met. I've witnessed how she was always being treasured by everyone she met-- students, friends, and colleagues.

REYNALDO M PAULE Posted 6 months ago

Me and my family know Sister Azenith Buan for long time. We know how she was devoted herself as a school teacher, a mother. She also leading her family especially her talented kids the value of education and of course a Christian discipline.

Ronnie Gonzales Posted 6 months ago

Azineth is an asset to our congregation in our Church. She is so approachable and very understanding which is why the members of our Church look to her for advice and inspiration. She has all the great qualities of a true Christian and always goes beyond her call of duty and capacity just to help someone in need. She is truly an example to all of us that we should imitate. -Ronnie Gonzales, Minister

Enil jan quito Posted 6 months ago

Very loving and caring mother

Ivonne Quiro Posted 6 months ago

Eventhough Mrs Buan is already in the United States, she still finds a way to teach us whenever we need her help. We can always depend on her.

Evelyn P. Miranda Posted 6 months ago

I've known Azineth Buan, since she was a high school student. I've seen her how she started as an Educator to her nieces and nephews even she is studying and maintaining a very grades especially in Math. She patiently teach them with their homeworks and find time to date them ones a week. She is also a loving person and does everything passionately.

Dorothy Palabasan Posted 6 months ago

AZINETH BUAN You deserved an excellence award ???????????????????????? Congratulations ??????

Barbara Rubio Posted 6 months ago

Ms. Buan was a great teacher. She really helped us out when i was her student . I would go into my statistics class, which was supposed to be one of the headrest classes offered, and i noticed that it was actually easy. She made sure all her students learned and made it fun so we would all want to learn. I’ve never been in a class where all the students are engaged and wanting to learn and think an AP class was easy. I’m sure the class wouldn’t have been easy if Ms. buan wasn’t teaching it.

Alberto Cardenas Jr. Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Buan was the most supportive, influential, and hardworking teacher I had in high school. During my high school adventure, I did my work but never bothered putting in a lot of effort. Once I got into Mrs. Buan’s AP class, that had to change. She motivated me and helped anytime I had questions. Buan ensured I understood the subjects she taught. She also taught me to get out of my comfort zone and participate in a talent show that me and Mr. Michael Malik won! Mrs. Buan taught us all to be hardworking and dedicated. Thank you.

ROY AQUINO Posted 6 months ago

Sister Azineth Buan is my sister in the Faith, I know how dedicated she is in everything that she does because I've witnessed that personally a lot of times in our activities in the Church. And her dedication in performing her duties influenced others greatly to do the same. So I nominated her without any hesitation. She deserved to be recognized! ??????

Guadalupe E. Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Buan is is such a passionate and caring teacher. It is evident that she truly cares for her students and she goes above and beyond to ensure that the students are actually grasping the material. She has taught me so much and it is very clear that she truly loves teaching.

Diego Guevarra Posted 6 months ago

Azineth is a loving mother and wife.

Teresita Yco Posted 6 months ago

A God-fearing person, a dedicated mother and a loving wife...the future of many children lies on your hands through your dedication and perseverance. An educator with honor and pride thts all what it takes to be a good teacher and you have all those qualities.

Alberto Cardenas Jr. Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Buan was the most supportive, influential, and hardworking teacher I had in high school. During my high school adventure, I did my work but never bothered putting in a lot of effort. Once I got into Mrs. Buan’s AP class, that had to change. She motivated me and helped anytime I had questions. Buan ensured I understood the subjects she taught. She also taught me to get out of my comfort zone and participate in a talent show that me and Mr. Michael Malik won! Mrs. Buan taught us all to be hardworking and dedicated. Thank you.

Jon Febre Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Buan is truly deserving in being nominated for LIFECHANGER OF THE YEAR award. My Family have known Mrs. Buan and her family for several years now being that our families are members of the same Church Organization. Mrs. Buan has several offices in the Church which she devotes several hours in a week to perform her duties and attend all the activities launch by our Church Administration. You will never see her complain or waiver in her duties in the Church which shows the level of her faith and the love she has for God. Mrs Buan is also an outstanding parent instilling in her children the to be strong in their religious beliefs. Her children are also active church officers, very well mannered, and excellent academically. Mrs Buan believes in forging strong family ties and recently presented the topic in one of our church seminar to inform other parents how to keep their family's closer.intact Lastly Mrs Buan has also proven to be exceptional in her occupation as a school teacher and as an educator. She has received many awards of excellent throughout her career but what makes her happy is to help her colleagues in any way she can and takes pride in seeing her students succeed in life. My family and I am proud to be friends with her and her family and we would not be surprised one bit if she is presented with this humbling award.

Sheena Lynn A. Posted 6 months ago

I've know Mrs. Azineth Buan for more than 10years when we first got to our duty station in Sumter, South Carolina. My husband is in the USAF military. She's born with a big heart that willing to give his full hand to help others. That's why i admire her the most. She treat my as her younger sister. I blessed and lucky to have her and her family in our lives. She's been a big part of me and my husband lives. When it comes to her passion she puts her heart into it. Being a teacher is a big part of every students's success and She is one of the best teachers, that every studends looked up to her. To my (Ate) Big sister Azineth Buan, I miss you and we can't wait for our reunion. Stay healthy and well. Take care and give our warm hugs to Kuya Con, Kuya Axel and Ate Chichi! We love you guys!????

Christiane Posted 6 months ago

Ma'am Azineth was my former teacher. As a teacher I can say that she is a good teacher and you can approach anytime even if it is not school related. She can also be a friend whom you can count on.

Claire Herrera Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Buan is a very active member in our church. We have many activities in our church, including activities for the youth. We had an career fair activity for high school and college students to be oriented with different professions in the career field. Mrs. Buan represented the STEM field by creating a poster and setting up a booth to showcase her talents and her experience as a Math teacher. The students who attended the activity were inspired by her booth and became genuinely interested and developed a love for math. She is very helpful, kind and supportive!

Catie Whitehead Posted 6 months ago

Ms. Buan is a very caring, thoughtful, intelligent, and powerful teacher. My time spent as a colleague of hers was wonderfully refreshing. Every student she teaches, she treats them like they are the most important person to her. In a room of more than 20 kids, each will feel loved and respected, and they know Ms. Buan will do all that she can to ensure their success. I admire her tenacity and drive, and I feel every student who has ever walked by her has benefited

Annaline Mercado Posted 6 months ago

I support this wonderful woman who touched lives including mine.

Ronald Carlos Posted 6 months ago

Azineth is a wonderful person. She's always been a great help to the community by setting a good example to the members of the Church that she attends, the Iglesia Ni Cristo. I believe that it's truly important for an educator to be knowledgable about what they teach, but it's just as important for an educator to have strong morals and a strong faith in God, because this will produce well-rounded citizens of the future that are smart and God-fearing as well. Thus, Azineth is the type of teacher that imparts knowledge, and wisdom, as well. That's a teacher that truly changes lives

Timothy Rillera Posted 6 months ago

Azineth Buan is more than a life changer, she shines as a role model for all. Without mentioning her endless awards and recognition, a quick encounter with her will personally reveal the passion and enthusiasm that she exudes as a leader and role model. Whether in the Philippines, the United States, or even in her own home, she has never ceased to be an advocate for the uplifting and advancement of one's life through continuing their education. As a teacher, Mrs. Buan has high standards for her students and holds them accountable for their success. She motivates them through her compassion and positive energy and takes it upon herself to be available for them. Need proof? Take a glance at her son's accomplishment. An educator's worth is often measured by their student's success. Under his mother's guidance, Axel Buan has received numerous awards including the highest combined score in math and science and the Engineer's Choice Award in the Engineering Design Challenge on a state level. He has participated in the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering's competitions for four years in a row. Outside of her home, many will attest to Azineth Buan's excellence as a life changer. She is currently a mentor in the Church of Christ's Christian Brotherhood International, a network of Christians and professionals who support the youth. She supports them by helping kids in their school work, tutoring those in need and connecting aspiring students to professionals in their desired occupation. The National Life Group's value is to "Do good. Be good. Make good." Azineth Buan clearly represents these values. It is now time for the foundation to keep their promise and to stay true of their vision of bringing peace peace of mind to those they touch, by recognizing my role model as the Life Changer of the Year.

Robert Mayor Posted 6 months ago

This nomination is reflective of what Ms. Buan has done for her students and the impact on their parents, on their families. I have known this lady for several years now and has nothing but complement is all I can utter. She, along with her family sums up the definitions of hard work, courage, and love. So proud of you !

Nelson Cava Posted 6 months ago

Hello ka Azineth, I am glad to hear of your nomination as "Life Changer of the Year" and am in full support your endeavors. I am aware of your good work ethics and passion for your work and the students in your school and appreciate all that you do for our community. As co-officer in our Church organization, you have proven to be very responsible and essential member in the group. I wish you the very best and am confident God's blessing are with you and your family.

Stephen Posted 6 months ago

You are doing great! More power!

Bern Gonzaga Posted 6 months ago

I've known Sister Azineth Buan for over a year now. We've done some activities for the church and we had the chance to visit her and her family for a visitation lead by some officers of the church. For me, she should be the role model for all parents and wife in our society. Now, you will ask how or what she did to make me say those words. Well, for me, she is the kind of parent who truly cherish God and keep God in the center of their family. She also makes sure that her kids become the best they can be, not only with academics, but also in becoming good Christians. She is approachable and very easy to talk to.

Aileen Nguyen Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Buan is by far one of my favorite and influential teachers I’ve ever been taught by. She always went out of her way to help us learn new things in a fun and easy way without ever getting frustrated. Everything I learned from her, I used to my advantage when I got to college. Not only was she an excellent teacher, she was an amazing inspiration to look up to. I wouldn’t think of her as a teacher, but as a mentor and a friend. Anytime someone had a problem whether it being educational or personal, she helped them through it even if it costed her own time. She always wanted to better herself and the community around her.

Camile Rillera Posted 6 months ago

I have known Sister Azineth Buan since the day they moved to Houston/Humble Locale in our church. From the time I met her, up to this day, I can boast about how worthy she is of this recognition: a LifeChanger Educator. Let me start by how much I admire her as a parent to her two loving children. She has a brilliant son and an amazing daughter. I have seen how much she cares for them by making sure they are well taken care of in every aspect. I have seen how she supports both of them to acquire the best knowledge in school, helping them unlock possibilities in every way they can, exercising their young minds to become limitless when it comes to dreaming and aspiring for what they want to become in the future. Her children are like cream of the crop because she makes sure she spends her time in educating them starting from her home. Her children receive nothing short when it comes to recognitions and in turn they become an inspiration to the other children in our church. This brings me to how she truly values her faith in God by assuring her children to also hold the same faith and importance to their services to God. I have seen this firsthand, as a youth leader in the church, that her children never truly miss important church events and functions and they hold important offices in the church as well. I aspire to be like her when I someday have children of my own. Another thing I admire about her is how deeply rooted her relationship is with her husband. I see nothing but respect and love in their relationship and it is truly an inspiration to behold especially during these times in our society where sacred vows in marriage is held in high disregard. Her and her husband continue to give advices to our youth when it comes to maintaining a great relationship that is centered in God. As someone who I treat as a friend, a second mother, a sister in the Church, and as an educator, I have learned so much from her. She treats me and everyone else with respect and shows how much she cares for us. I am inspired by how she manages her time to be each one of those and more. She is so dedicated in everything she does and gives her 100%! She is truly deserving of this award!

Long Nguyen Posted 6 months ago

Though I may not be pursuing any the math related career, the things she has taught continues to carry on in my daily pursuits. For example one of my chemistry courses was anything but chemistry in fact its was all calculus based. My participation in UIL events have lead to my intense competitiveness allowing me to secure both scholarships and officer positions at my university. Mrs. Buan truly motivates everyone around her and inspires them to be the best they can.

Malaya Bayongan Posted 6 months ago

Mrs.Buan has helped me many times with homework,Late work, etc. She always makes sure to help me get the right answer and i’d be lost in math and other work if it wasn’t for her. She is always very nice and is like an aunt to me and knows how to help me and does what works for me.

Glaiza Febre Posted 6 months ago

Sister Azineth is a wonderful person inside and out. She’s a great teacher, , wife, mother and church officer. She’s able to mange her time wisely. She makes sure she’s on top of her game all the time. In short, she’s a Wonder Woman!

Aileen Nguyen Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Buan is by far one of my favorite and influential teachers I’ve ever been taught by. She always went out of her way to help us learn new things in a fun and easy way without ever getting frustrated. Everything I learned from her, I used to my advantage when I got to college. Not only was she an excellent teacher, she was an amazing inspiration to look up to. I wouldn’t think of her as a teacher, but as a mentor and a friend. Anytime someone had a problem whether it being educational or personal, she helped them through it even if it costed her own time. She always wanted to better herself and the community around her.

Tiffany Tran Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Buan has been an amazing teacher and has influenced me to always keep learning. Whenever she taught in the classroom, she made sure that everyone understood the math concepts and always pushed us to learn more. She cares for her students a lot and has a great personality. I am so grateful to have had Mrs. Buan as an educator.

Nhi Nguyen Posted 6 months ago

She really cares for her students and is a great teacher!

Nayelee Fernandez Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Buan is a wonderful instructor. She made her lectures easy to understand and would pause to see if her students had any questions or would ask them if they understood. Mrs. Buan has a lovely, bubbly personality that would ease students. Overall, she is a great teacher who wants her students to succeed.

Evelyn Palabasan Posted 6 months ago

Azineth Buan is one of my intelligent cousin. She is a responsible person that makes her career continue Shining

Rommel Pablo Posted 6 months ago

A great educator that does not only teach children but also prepare them for the life ahead

Aileen Nguyen Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Buan is by far one of my favorite and influential teachers I’ve ever been taught by. She always went out of her way to help us learn new things in a fun and easy way without ever getting frustrated. Everything I learned from her, I used to my advantage when I got to college. Not only was she an excellent teacher, she was an amazing inspiration to look up to. I wouldn’t think of her as a teacher, but as a mentor and a friend. Anytime someone had a problem whether it being educational or personal, she helped them through it even if it costed her own time. She always wanted to better herself and the community around her.

Anthony Arongay Posted 6 months ago

Sister Azineth Buan is an integral part of our church community. Not only does she help out the brethren in her local congregation in Houston, she even engages with brethren all throughout the District of Texas through different church organizations. One particular district organization that Sister Azineth is involved with is the SCAN (Society of Communicators and Networkers), of which I am currently the Officer in Charge. Sister Azineth is our acting Secretary, performing vital duties such as the completion of forms, creation and processing of activity reports, monitoring of SCAN members throughout the district, etc. Her amazing work has helped organize and transform the organization; now, our reports are submitted on time, the SCAN officers and members are regularly briefed on upcoming events, and more meaningful activities are being done every month. What's more amazing is that Sister Azineth fulfills additional duties in her own local congregation! We feel so blessed by our Almighty God that HE has appointed Sister Azineth in this position. She brings with her the dedication, professionalism and passion in teaching into our organization, as is regularly voiced out by brethren all over the district, whose lives she has touched through her selfless work in the church. She truly embodies the title "LIFECHANGER", and I hope the members of this committee will see the same.

Guadalupe E. Posted 6 months ago

Mrs. Buan is is such a passionate and caring teacher. It is evident that she truly cares for her students and she goes above and beyond to ensure that the students are actually grasping the material. She has taught me so much and it is very clear that she truly loves teaching.

Yesenia Alvarez Posted 6 months ago

She is an amazing teacher who really cares about her students. She inspired me during hard times. I enjoyed going to school for her class. Anyone who has had her as a teacher can agree she has the biggest heart. She goes above and beyond for anyone she meets.

Shiela Salita Posted 6 months ago

A lofe changer indeed . Very positive outlook , cheerful person who infects others to be one too. She is not only a leader but a good follower which way she blends and can communicate / reach to all kind of people.

Joselito Sibayan Posted 6 months ago

Azineth is a true embodiment of all the great qualities you hope to find in an individual; more so if their work is to educate and to inspire and to drive aspirations. She empowers the youth to achieve while reminding them to embrace humility and to recognize those that helped them along the way.

Albin Quitoriano Posted 6 months ago

I have known Mrs. Azineth Buan as a dedicated member and an officer in our Church. She holds multiple offices but she is able to manage her time wisely without neglecting her other obligations. She is a hardworking, trustworthy and a God fearing person.

MARIA JOCELYN LEE Posted 6 months ago

I have known Mrs. Buan as a good friend and church member. She inspired me and guided me through my problems in my career choices. She is patient , hardworking and dedicated and always have open arms in helping the people around her. She always have positive attitude in life that is very contagious. I would come to her house in different time of the days and she would be working, planning and studying. Her dedication to her craft and teaching career is very strong

Agnes Rowley Posted 6 months ago

Azineth deserves the title. As her big sister, I witnessed how she dedicates herself in her job, families and services in the church. Everyone who knows Azineth will certainly admires her abilities and enthusiasm. Nieces and nephews idolise their auntie whom they call “Mommy Neth”