Ms. Ma. Elena Estares, a high school teacher at Adamson University’s Basic Education Department, has been elected president of the teachers’ sector of the National Association of Secondary Schools in the Philippines (NASSPHIL). Estares took her oath of office last July 29 and was sworn in by Department of Education (DepEd) undersecretary Dr. Yolanda Quejano.
NASSPHIL is a nationwide organization composed of general public, private, technology and vocational, and science high schools. The students, teachers, and administrators comprise the main sectors of the organization. It is under the DepEd’s Bureau of Secondary Education.
Apart from being the lead representative of the teachers’ sector, Estares will also serve as Business Manager of the NASSPHIL lead board.
She has also been busy in the field of science and technology education, having been a member of the steering committee for the National Search for Innovative Practices in Managing Large Classes launched by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). The search looks for innovative practices in managing large classes (with 50 students and above) that result in the effective teaching and learning of science and mathematics in public and private high schools.
Estares will serve as judge together with the members of the committee in judging the qualified projects for two grading quarters from August to January next year. Winners will be announced and presented in a national conference in July 2012. Yael Esperat