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๐™ฑ๐šข ๐š๐šŠ๐šข๐š–๐š˜๐š—๐š ๐™ป. ๐™ผ๐šŠ๐š•๐š’๐š๐š›๐š˜
๐™ท๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š ๐šƒ๐šŽ๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š› ๐™ธ, ๐™ผ๐šŠ๐š‹๐šž๐š‘๐šŠ๐šข ๐™ฝ๐™ท๐š‚
๐™ฐ๐š๐šž๐šœ๐šŠ๐š— ๐š๐šŽ๐š• ๐š‚๐šž๐š› ๐™ณ๐š’๐šŸ๐š’๐šœ๐š’๐š˜๐š—

โ€œ๐˜“๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ. ๐˜๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต, ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏโ€ – ๐˜™๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข

๐Œ๐ฒ ๐“๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ฌ:

I first thought that becoming a school head must be an opportunity not given to everybody. Though I also thought it required lots of hard work, connection, and sacrifices, it all boils down to the choice of the appointing authority.

Well, there is more to being a school head than I initially thought.

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ :

My own journey to becoming a school head started with a rigorous screening process with more than a hundred applicants. As the selection process got tougher, only a handful of qualified applicants were left, including me. Thus, on October 7, 2020, I began to lead and manage a school in a remote area of the Municipality of Talacogon, Agusan del Sur.

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‘๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ:

The first few weeks were about knowing the stakeholders, getting oriented with the school setting, familiarizing myself with school processes and backgrounds, and connecting with potential partners.

Since it was at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, we implemented “New Normal” learning modalities, conducted or participated in webinars, and many other activities that sprouted like mushrooms. In addition, there were different call-ups, meetings, conferences, in-service training, added workloads, and voluminous reports to submit, many of which were new to me. I was shocked, drowned, and drained, or so I felt.

But I did not stop. I willingly embraced the new nature of my work. I learned to meet and mingle with people, including those who coached me to become a better leader. I started communicating with the LGU officials, and it widened my perspective. I challenged myself to venture into a new battleground to lead the school toward its desired height of success.

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‘๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ณ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง:

Then I realized being a school head is not easy because, as other school heads had told me, it demands more than competence, character, and credentials. Thus, Robin Sharma comes to mind. Indeed, leadership is not about a title or a designation but about impact, influence, and inspiration. In other words, it is not about who I am or what I have done as a school head but what my school community will become because of me.

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