In her first speaking engagement as FAPE Executive Director, Doris Ferrer urged an estimated 4,000 teachers from 500 private schools in Region 4A to collectively imagine a future wherein private schools are globally competitive and sustainable during the Third Regional Congress: Education Stakeholder’s Summit and Tribute to Teachers last October 17, 2014 at the Ynares Center, Antipolo City. She said that the private schools will have to play a more active role in our education system as it faces the challenge of providing good quality education to a growing school-age population. At the start of her talk, she pointed out that Region 4A has the most number of ESC participating schools and grantees, and later she mentioned some of the FAPE programs of assistance being undertaken to help private schools attain this shared future.
Other speakers were COCOPEA’s Atty. Joseph Noel Estrada, pastor and book author Hiram Pangilinan, and motivational speaker Lawrence Anthony Mumar. The event was organized by the National Alliance of Private Schools Philippines, Rizal Private Schools Association, City of Antipolo Private Schools Association, and Alliance of Christian Schools.
Rhodora Angela F. Ferrer, or Doris as she is fondly called by colleagues, is the new Executive Director of FAPE. Last October 1, she was welcomed by Dr. Carol Porio and the FAPE employees with flowers. She was introduced to the staff and she talked with the officers over a simple merienda. On the first day at FAPE, she hit the ground running with plans to be a more responsive organization by listening to the FAPE staff and officers and planning for the forthcoming PEAC board meeting and meeting of all ESC Regional Program Directors and Regional Program Coordinators by the end of the month. She has already filled her work calendar for the rest of the year as she came and went for meetings inside and outside the office. But, no doubt, she has come to stay to lead the organization that assists private education, a sector she has served for many years.
Doris Ferrer was formerly the Executive Director of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP). Prior to her five-year stint in CEAP, she was connected with St. Scholastica’s College and the Manila Science High School. Doris Ferrer is a graduate (cum laude) of the BS Physics for Teachers program of the Philippine Normal University in consortium with De La Salle University. She was a recipient of a Department of Science and Technology scholarship grant. She finished her Masters in Education Major in Physics, from De La Salle University and is presently pursuing her PhD in Education major in Educational Leadership and Management (Executive Program) also from DLSU.
Registration for the first batch of the INSET for School Administrators on October 9-11, 2014 is closed. No walk-in participants will be accommodated. Interested schools are advised to attend the second batch on October 23-25, 2014 also at NEAP, Malvar City, Batangas.
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