Professional development is indeed a way to better cater good education in an academic institution. I am Kier G.Genil, 30 years old, a new principal of Santo Niño School of Roxas, Inc.(a non-profit catholic school in the Island of Mindoro)
As an ex-seminarian, I did not thought that I will become a teacher or even a principal. I remember the time after graduation from the philosophy department when I decided not to continue my formation in the seminary but instead help my family. My rector asked me "What work do you intend to apply for after graduation?" I responded by saying that "I still don't know father." He said, "Teach in a catholic school."
I taught in a catholic school but I planned to go back to the seminary after 3 years. Yet, the amorous episode between me and my love for teaching goes stronger. I decided to continue teaching, I took units in education major in Values education. I also took Civil service exam. Thanks to the goodness of the Lord I passed both in LET and CSE. A year after that I took master of arts in Curriculum Design Development and Supervision. Year after year I am being entrusted with an even greater responsibility until I became a principal.
I have this eager desire to learn more, study more, and grow more. But as much as I want to continue my doctoral studies, financial support becomes a challenge because my salary as a principal in a small catholic school cannot suffice.
I believe that the goodness of the Lord is enough. I am hopeful that generous hearts will help me pursue my studies.