“To be entrusted with the teaching of the young is a great gift and grace of God.”
– Saint John Baptist de La Salle [Meditations for the Time of Retreat 9.1 | Meditations 201.1]

Dearest Colleagues,

Thank you for taking the time to review my KSBP ePortfolio and for contributing your expertise to help me become an effective Lasallian teacher of Student Spartans.  This year marks my twelfth year in Catholic education overall, and seventh year in Lasallian education, specifically. Having spent time in two Lasallian schools, through the process of better getting to know the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, serving alongside the De La Salle Christian Brothers and their lay partners-in-mission, I feel that I have finally found my vocational home. I feel blessed to be a member of the Lasallian family, and the De La Salle High School community, in particular. Thank you for warmly welcoming this Canadian.

My hope is that you might see me as a committed colleague dedicated to the Lasallian Educational Mission and to the ministry of teaching despite my short time at DLSHS. At the heart of what we do, of course, is to love, to instruct, and to guide the students entrusted to our care by providing them with a holistic education within a school environment that is moral, caring, and joyful.  I have faith that these young people will, in turn, apply their time, talent, and treasure toward making this place a better world particularly for the last, the lost, and those with the least.

I have worked hard to connect with my new community by contributing my experience and knowledge on several committees and through my involvement in various branches of school and student life. On a practical note, I have also included, where appropriate, evidence from my time at Saint Mary’s College High School which I hope indicates the breadth of my ministry as a teacher.

May this ePortfolio give you a better sense of my strengths and gifts, and may it will also highlight areas where I can grow. As a lifelong learner, I readily submit that my effort to become a better teacher will never end. And, as a person continually open to change, I look forward to the challenge of improvement so that the students entrusted to my care will always have the very best of what I have to offer.

Live, Jesus, in our hearts,
Chris Trinidad

The Distinguished Lasallian Educator is a master of content, classroom environment, and methodology. They demonstrate leadership for the Lasallian mission and champion the Integral Student Outcomes. They have built an individual legacy of good teaching practices and continue to develop a core curriculum that creates critical thinkers and lifelong learners. Professional growth is exemplary by participating in activities that directly benefit the community at large. Leadership is exemplary as demonstrated on committees, cocurricular activities, the larger Lasallian community, or in the field of education. They mentor personal values and strong character by modeling them instinctively for their students and colleagues.

* Charcoal drawing of Saint John Baptist de La Salle drawn by Brother Patrick Martin, FSC.  Used with permission.