A Great Honor for Isaias

I am very excited to share with you an honor for our Environmental Educator, Isaias Orias, from his former student, Janine Licare.

As a freshman this year at Stanford University, Janine participated in the Teacher Tribute Initiative, a program honoring persons in students’ lives who have been especially outstanding in helping them prepare for their college careers. Out of all the influential people in her life, Janine chose to honor Isaias.

In her essay, Janine described Isaias as “compassionate, knowledgeable, and kindhearted.”

She also had this to say about the impact of his teachings:

Don Isaias is more than just a teacher, he is a friend. My high school experience would not have been the same without him. He didn’t just teach us material, he taught us to think as individuals and learn from experience rather than textbooks. His classes were about quality rather than quantity. He is fun-loving, a joy to be around and a selfless soul, always caring more about his students than himself. I hope he is a part of my life for the rest of my life. I am ever thankful.

After spending time in the community with Isaias and observing his relationship with countless numbers of local youth, I am positive that they all share similar sentiments for his impact as an educator.


We are honored to celebrate this tribute to Isaias, and to have the good fortune of having him as the Titi Conservation Alliance Environmental Educator for eight local primary schools.

*Janine Licare is the co-founder of Kids Saving the Rainforest (www.kidssavingtherainforest.org) in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.*


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