TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Amado Danao, the school head of Lanna Elementary School (LES) was recently named by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) as the regional awardee of the CSC Pag-asa Award.
In an interview, he emphasized that winning the regional level of the Dangal ng Bayan is a testament of his hard work and perseverance as a public school elementary principal over the years.
He said that notable on his accomplishments that made him a candidate for the said award are the following: level II school-based management for LES under his watch, disaster risk and management training, upgrading of school facilities, and stakeholder collaboration.
In his three years as the school head of LES, he mentioned that being recognized as this year’s awardee of the Dangal ng Bayan makes him even prouder that despite the odds he was able to surpass them all.
Fresh from his victory, he humbly said that the recognition would not have been possible without the support of his fellow teachers at the LES, the parent-teacher association, barangay officials of Lanna, and the Schools Division of Tabuk City family.
Danao, who was nominated by the Schools Division Superintendent Irene Angway points out those government employees, should perform their duties with excellence.
Danao also earned many awards/citations for himself and his school as follows:
most outstanding teacher, best performing public school head – elementary category (District Level), best program implementer (School Heads Development Program Application Paper), Regional Learning Resource Evaluator, Member of the technical working group of the Regional Science and Mathematics Festival, division champion to the search for Best DRRM Implementer for two consecutive years.
He also was recognized by Angels Behind the Shield (ABTS)-Kalinga Chapter for his partnership endeavours and in helping promote the ABTS’ mission to help and uphold the men and women in the uniform service, commended as a writer during the writeshop on the Development of Grade 4 Teacher’s Guides (TGs) and Learner’s Materials (LMs), which provided an avenue for the nominee to help his colleagues on how they can best formulate learning materials for their students.
He also worked on the SBM level 2 of Bullaguian Elementary School (BES), and implemented all programs, projects and activities in the School Improvement Plan, worked on the school titling of BES, attained three stars in the WINS (Wash In Schools) both in BES and LES, Best Gulayan sa Paaralan Implementer in response to DM 095, s. 2018 – (Sustaining the implementation of the Gulayan sa Paaralan), efficient and effective use of the school MOOE and other resources, enhancement of reading program of BES- first place Division Level, best program implementer SHDP- Division Best Implementer and regional finalist for the Establishment of Indigenous Peoples Education (IPED) Center in the school, and regular home visitation.
The CSC Dangal ng Bayan Award (Pag-asa Award) is one of the highest and most coveted recognitions given by the government to individuals or groups of individuals who have excelled or shown utmost dedication and commitment to public service. By Darwin S. Serion