MARITES A. BALOT, MAEd, is a member of the Faculty of Teacher Development at the Philippine Normal University North Luzon from 1991 to present. She has served in various capacities as college supervisor, faculty of Professional Education courses, staff and Director of Student Services, researcher, lecturer and AACCUP accreditor. Likewise, she has taught core courses in the Graduate School of the University. 

Graduated as magna cum laude with the degree Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd) with specialization in English at PNU-NL, Prof. Balot was 10th placer, national level, in the 1990 Philippine Board Examination for Teachers (PBET). She earned her MAEd Major in Guidance and Counseling, and she finished also her academic requirements in Ph.D. in Educational Management. At present, she is finishing Ph.D. in Guidance and Counseling at Philippine Normal University – Manila.