Teachers are modern-day heroes contributing to the development of every child. This study primarily aimed to recognize and value the heroism of SPED teachers through real-life success stories of individuals with developmental delays who underwent the Community- based Early Intervention Program (CBEIP). The study followed a descriptive research design that targeted five participants who were purposively selected by two of their retired SPED teachers in an elementary school in Legazpi City Division SPED Center. Interviews were conducted to gather the needed data and a documentary film was crafted to preserve the veracity of the collected information. Findings revealed that the teachers contribute a great part to the achievement of the five participants. Results also showed the struggles SPED teachers have encountered during their community days and how they were able to deal with them. Using cross-case analysis the study emphasizes that every teacher’s story is a story of heroism. The study recommends documentation of teachers’ stories in every field which may serve as inspiration to everyone.
Czarina Joy Garrucha, Department of Education, Philippines