By: Dr. Marco D. Meduranda, EPS English

            With the theme, “Charting the Course for 2020, Celebrating the Journey,” the 10th Founding Anniversary of the Division of City Schools Navotas was commemorated by the city’s  EducationChampions on January 10, 2020 at the SDO Conference Room.

            In her prayer, Mrs. LoidaBalasa, Chief of the Curriculum Implementation Division, cited the divine provisions and continuous blessings of the Almighty God which made SDONavotas, a shining division through the years. OIC-ASDS, Dr. BuenafeSabado shared the valuable experience and insights she gained in the division as she would also celebrate her anniversary in the division a day after. Dr. Gemma Villaluna honored the pioneers of SDO-Navotas as she recalled the challenging days of its founding and recognized the roles of past and new personnel that helped SDO-Navotas create a brand of excellence. Also, Mr. June Fermin Javier underscored the purpose of the gathering, highlighting the value of celebrating the milestones of the division.

            OIC-SDS, Alejandro Ibañez lauded his predecessors for laying the groundwork in establishing a functional division office. He challenged all Education Champions to continually improve practices and services to sustain the commitment to service excellence in terms of providing accessible, quality and liberating basic education for all Navoteño learners.

            After the simple but meaningful commemoration of the founding anniversary of the division, Education Champions engaged in the 1st Learning Engagement and Management Committee Meeting or LEMCM. Chiefs of the division presented their respective operational plans to the principals. SDS Ibanez called for all school heads to harmonize their activities with the plan to avoid conflict of schedules and priorities. In the SDS hour, Dr. Ibañez communicated his OPCRF to the group, imbuing them with the processes and strategies to ensure that key result areas will be achieved and all the deliverables will be accomplished.

            Prior to the meetings, a mass was celebrated to mark the 10th founding anniversary which was attended by Division personnel. The meeting ended with SDO-Navotas family picture which will be forever part of the memorial record that chronicles the continuously growing organization of SDO-Navotas.