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SDO Leadership Addresses a Monumental Problem with a Big Heart

“Leadership isn’t about the title, it is about influence” – John Maxwell

A fitting description on how Dr. Joel T. Torrecampo, OIC SDS of San Juan City handled what could have been a disastrous scenario in a budget-gripped DepEd pooling of available teacher items in the Division of San Juan City.

With the inevitable decrease in enrolment suffered by Salapan Elementary School and the sudden influx of Kindergarten learners in other schools ushered a great challenge to balance the equal and “humanitarian” distribution of teachers among the schools within the division. Last Tuesday of June 19, however, came a brilliant idea of Dr. Torrecampo to convince excess teachers in Salapan ES to be re-assigned in 3 different stations.

This management decision will not come as a breeze if the SDS was not aided by the expertise of Dr. Felicito Angeo, Chief of SGOD and the savvy planning of Mr. Demie Atienza, Planning Officer III of SGOD, as they painstakingly clarified the need for teachers to accept this sacrifice in the name of public service and commitment for the children of San Juan. Being transferred to another station is the last thing that a teacher would have wanted and it will take tremendous persuasions to do so.

The SDO officials extended their heartfelt appreciation to all the SES teachers who took the challenge to help the schools laden with shortage of teachers. Likewise, the school principal Dr. Nonita Sajo lauded the great sacrifice that her teachers accepted in the name of the profession dubbed as the “Noblest Profession”.

Article written by:

Mr. Jay F. Macasieb, DEM

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