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๐—”๐—ณ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ข๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—”๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฟ, ๐—œ ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—œ๐—ป-๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎรฑ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—˜๐—น๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น, ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐— ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐˜. ๐—œ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฆ๐—ฌ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ-๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ. ๐—œ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฒ! ๐—œ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—œ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—–๐—น๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฑ ๐Ÿต.

The school is one of the IPEd Implementing Schools in the Division of Agusan del Sur. Getting there takes me a couple of hours on a single motorcycle ride and several hours on foot. The elevated road is rough and muddy, especially during the wet season, and sandwiched between cliffs. Serving the Manobo tribe in that area certainly requires courage, stamina, and endurance.

As a neophyte school head, I needed guidance and advice from my former professors and teachers, seasoned school heads, community elders, and co-teachers. I processed their brilliant ideas and used them to conceptualize and implement desirable, doable, and client-centered innovations. In addition, I meticulously revisited the school plans, consulted our district supervisor, and dialogued with stakeholders to help me put things in perspective.

The first 100 days of my being a Teacher In-charge was a roller-coaster ride. The low moment was knowing that the school was isolated, the enrollees were mostly from impoverished families, assigned teachers had no permanent items, the MOOE was minimal, and the school site was undefined.
Given these challenges, I had to craft an appropriate plan. I did environmental scanning, adjusted strategies, and set attainable goals.

With the help of my co-teachers, parents, and other generous stakeholders, we improved our school’s physical integrity. Moreover, we provided free school supplies and strictly implemented the “no collection policy” for the next couple of years. These strategies, I believe, contributed to the increase in enrolment.

I still remember the Cloud 9 feeling, but I have since returned to the stark reality at Panias Elementary School. With its clear direction already set, the school will continue providing its learners with quality educational services at par with the standards of other well-established schools.

๐Ÿ…ด๐Ÿ…ฝ๐Ÿ…ณ

NB. ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’‘๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’† ๐’Š๐’๐’—๐’Š๐’•๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’†๐’‚๐’„๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ, ๐’๐’๐’-๐’•๐’†๐’‚๐’„๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’๐’๐’๐’†๐’, ๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’†๐’“๐’”, ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’๐’†๐’“๐’”, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’Œ๐’†๐’‰๐’๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’”๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐’”๐’•๐’๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’”, ๐’๐’†๐’˜๐’”, ๐’‡๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’†๐’”, ๐’๐’‘๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’๐’๐’”, ๐’‘๐’๐’†๐’Ž๐’”, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’“๐’†๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’˜๐’๐’“๐’Œ๐’” ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’‘๐’–๐’ƒ๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’๐’ ๐‘ซ๐’†๐’‘๐‘ฌ๐’… ๐‘ช๐’‚๐’“๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’‚โ€™๐’” ๐’๐’‡๐’‡๐’Š๐’„๐’Š๐’‚๐’ ๐’˜๐’†๐’ƒ๐’”๐’Š๐’•๐’†๐’”. ๐‘จ๐’“๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’๐’†๐’” ๐’Ž๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐˜„๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚๐’ ๐’†๐’…๐’Š๐’•๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’Ž๐’‚๐’• (๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‘๐’Š๐’„๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’†๐’”) ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’—๐’Š๐’‚ ๐’‘๐’“๐’Š๐’—๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐’Ž๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’† (๐‘ท๐‘ด) ๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’“ ๐’†๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚๐’• ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜‚_๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฎ@๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ.๐—ด๐—ผ๐˜ƒ.๐—ฝ๐—ต