Be the change you want to see in this world

"Winning starts in the mind. Whatever the mind can conceive, it will achieve."
-Joaquin Nangauta Naputi

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
-Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day, and God Bless all fathers who make a difference in the lives of their children.

The following is a poem I wrote in dedication to my father.

My Tata


I love you more than words can say
For all that you are
And all that you do
To provide for us all.
And your stern, yet caring ways
Instill us with a stamina to succeed
To reach beyond the limits
And keep going for victory!
So Tata,
Just know that I care too…
Hu guaiya hao!
© mnrivera

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Kinalamten Gi Pasifiku Now Available

Hafa Adai! Kinalamten Gi Pasifiku can now be purchased both online and in local bookstores.

Here is the link to the book on Amazon:

The book is also available for sale at the UOG Triton Bookstore, the Guam Museum Store, Faith Bookstore, Bonita Baby, and the Guam Artists Boutique at CHamoru Village.

Saturday, June 09, 2018

AUX-12 Certificate

ND Golden Jubilee - Aug. 19

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

PCLES Certificate of Appreciation - 2018

It is always nice to be recognized for the service and dedication I have spent much effort on to make a difference in one way or another to ultimately benefit our students.  Si Yu'os Ma'ase'!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Let us remember...

On this Memorial Day, let us remember all those soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coasties, and Marines, who sacrificed their lives, so that we may be safe from harm. They will always be remembered!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Mother's Day Storytelling - May 10

🌺 When: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Thursday, May 10, 2018 🌺 Where: Chamorro Village main pavilion 🌺 We hope to see you there!

IRA May 2018 Newsletter

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Congratulations Latte Tones and Julia!

Kudos to the Latte Tones aka UOG University Singers for their amazing finale concert tonight!  Congratulations, Julia, on your special recognition for being one of the members whose name will be added to the plaque of honored University Singers.  We wish you continued success!

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Completion of AUXLAMS Part A!

I completed Part A of the USCG AUXLAMS course this week!  I hope to finish Part B soon.  Si Yu'os Ma'ase'!

AUXLAMS Graduation - April 2018, Huntington, West Virginia

Pictured L-R:  Cecilia Bethoney, AUXLAMS Instructor; Dr. Michael Brzezicki, AUXLAMS Instructor and Division Chief - Leadership Development Courses; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, AUXLAMS student/VFC/PA/CS - Guam Flotilla 140-02-24; and Duncan Wilkinson, DSO-MT 082.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Join us for the 2018 PIBBA Conference!

"Our Language & Culture are The Roots of Our Lives"

Hafa Adai! PIBBA International proudly announces that the 37th Annual International PIBBA Conference will be held June 25-29, 2018 in the beautiful island of Saipan, CNMI. We hope to see you there!

Sponsored by: Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association (PIBBA) International and CNMI Chapter

The PIBBA Conference is an annual event in which Western Pacific educators are provided with opportunities for professional growth and cultural enrichment. This year's conference offers a wonderful selection of traditional, innovative, and practical workshops, presented by creative and imaginative educators and cultural leaders from the Pacific islands.

We are pleased to announce that PIBBA Conference participants will be given a special discount. However, you must present your conference registration form and make the reservation at your local United Airlines office during the travel period of June 18, 2018 to July 6, 2018. The travel must also be completed by July 6, 2018. When making a reservation, mention reference code GC1805. Click here to view details of the special United Airlines discount.

Please visit the PIBBA website  at for more updates.


Saturday, March 24, 2018

ESL Professional Development - March 19

Pictured L-R:  Cecilia Champion, ESL Coordinator & ESL Cadre Member; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, ESL Coordinator & ESL Cadre Member; Dr. Martha Trejo, Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Trainer; Dawn Maka, ESL Teacher; and Lois T. Gumataotao, ESL Teacher.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Congratulations, Kinny, for singing the U.S. National Anthem and Guam Hymn with much pride during this year’s Special Olympics!  We are also proud of you for winning the gold medal in the 100 meter RW and silver medal in the softball event!  Biba Inarajan Middle School!  You and your teammates were awesome!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Congratulations AUX-04 C-School Class!

AUX-04 C-School Class - Charleston, SC, March, 2018

Congratulations AUX-12 C-School Class!

AUX-12 C-School Class - Orlando, FL, August 2017

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Introducing - IslanderView, January 2018 Issue

Check out this month's IslanderView 2018 issue produced by Vera Dela Cruz -  Enjoy!