Herminia Reyes, Director of Guatemala's HEP+, is awarded the National Order Francisco Marroquín
July 5, 2016
During the June 25th celebrations of Guatemala’s Day of the Teacher, HEP+ Country Director, Herminia Reyes, was one of four educators awarded the National Order Francisco Marroquín by President Jimmy Morales. This medal, awarded since 1963, is the highest honor for educators in the country. It recognizes educators who have distinguished themselves and improved education for the benefit of Guatemala. Ms. Reyes was among 92 nominees for this prestigious recognition.
Herminia’s extensive contributions to the education sector range from teaching at the primary and secondary levels to managing education projects focused on community participation. During her time at the Ministry of Education, Herminia held both technical and administrative positions and developed curricula for different educational stages. Herminia began her impressive 36-year career as a teacher in a rural elementary school. She later served many years in the Ministry of Education rising to the level of Director in the Office of Quality, directly under the minister. Prior to joining Futures in 2012, Herminia worked for FHI360 and AED. She has served as HEPP/HEP+ Guatemala Country Program Director for the past three years.
Herminia spoke on behalf of the honorees saying: “We dedicate this tribute to those great teachers who strive to give their best because they are convinced that education is a human right that allows us to enjoy other human rights.”