Ten scholars of the School Head Academy (SHA) Program from the Schools Division of Guimaras presented their Re-entry Action Plan (REAP) before the panel of judges on January 5, 2023.

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SHA is one of the innovations of Dr. Ramir B. Uytico, CESO III, Regional Director of DepEd Region VI. It is an academic endeavor for teachers who are potential school leaders. The scholars were selected based on criteria and those who passed were granted scholarship to study at Guimaras State University as the partner institution. They have completed the courses which focus on becoming a school leader with emphasis on the competencies of a school head as embodied in the Philippine Professional Standards for School Heads (PPSSH) per DepEd Order No. 24, s. 2020.

The Scholars, with their REAP, are expected to apply what they have learned from the SHA program. They were given until February to finish the implementation of their project to qualify for the conduct of Regional Presentation of REAP Output and subsequent graduation from the Academy.

The panel of judges is composed of SDO Guimaras key personnel led by OIC-ASDS Dr. Ruby Therese P. Almencion. The advisers of the scholars, who are their immediate supervisors, were also present during the REAP defense.

SDO Guimaras congratulates the scholars as their REAP is a manifestation of their competence of becoming future school leaders who can transform lives, touch hearts, and teach minds of the learners through the efforts of their well-cared and motivated teachers. – Arniel G. Garque, PhD – Administrative Officer V

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DepEd Schools Division of Guimaras recognized and honored the 24 outstanding employees from the categories of School Heads, Teachers, and Non-Teaching Personnel

Nineteen teachers from different grade levels and learning areas were given certificate and plaque of recognition as Golden Torch Award for Outstanding Teacher. For School Heads, four received the the certificate and plaque of recogntion as Vanguard of Leadership Award for Outstanding School Head. Furthermore, one Division personnel received the certificate and plaque of recognition as Outstanding Steward of DepEd Award for Non-Teaching Personnel.

This award and recognition system of DepEd Guimaras was a success with the collaborative efforts of the members of the Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) Committee chaired by OIC-ASDS Dr. Ruby Therese P. Almencion and led by OIC-SDS Dr. Ernesto F. Servillon, Jr., MNSA, CESO VI, together with the designated evaluators from the schools, districts and schools division office.

The search for outstanding employees is a yearly activity centered on giving awards to deserving personnel from different job groups. The criteria of the search focus on the achievement of the key result areas and demonstration of competence of every employee in their respective field of work. The search process included paper evaluation, interviews, skills tests, validation, and demonstration teaching for the teacher-candidates. It took almost three months for the Committee to come with the list of finalists and eventualy with the champion employees.

Dr. Almencion thanked the efforts of the PRAISE Committee and evaluators for the just and objective selection of the winners. Also, Dr. Servillon remarked that this yearly activity will motivate other employees to perform better in their job to produce champion learners which significantly implied that it is the effort of the champion workers.

The Awarding Ceremony was held at the Diversion 21 Hotel, Iloilo City on December 26, 2022. SDO Guimaras congratulates all the winners as well as the Nominees for their participation to this noble endeavor. – Arniel G. Garque, PhD – Administrative Officer V

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