By: Alarice C. Banasihan
Outstanding public school teachers were recognized in the 2021 Gawad Makiling held by the Department of Education of Los Baños (DepEd LB) District at the Lopez Elementary School on December 15.
The Gawad Makiling is DepEd LB’s was of appreciating and showcasing exemplary contributions of teachers and non-teaching personnel towards the progress of their schools and the communities. These teachers have also been in service for 10 to 35 years now.
Awardees were determined by a jury committee headed by Ms. Eva Marie S. Cambe, DepEd LB’s District Supervisor. It was composed mostly of Los Baños school heads and selected teachers who served as evaluators assigned to particular awards categories.
The event was graced by Dr. Elvira B. Catangay, Schools Division Superintendent, and Ms. Arlene R. Carpio, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent (Officer-In-Charge) of DepEd Laguna. Other distiguished guests were Mr. Godofredo C. Mercado, Education Program Supervisor I and Parent Supervisor of DepEd Region IV-A and Municipal Vice Mayor Josephine S. Evangelista.
The roster of awardees were as follows:
Most Outstanding Teacher
Ms. Alarice C. Banasihan, Bayog Elementary School (Elementary)
Ms. Julie Ann L. Gibas, Los Baños Integrated School (High School)
Most Outstanding Researchers
Ms. Ronalie Dianne C. Rosco (Elementary Level)
Ms. Erieth P. Panganiban (Senior High School Level)
Mr. Marvin A. Umali, Bernardo N. Calara Senior High School (Non-Teaching)
Most Outstanding Master Teacher
Ms. Aurora M. Monteverde, Tadlac Elementary School (Elementary)
Ms. Ester A. Arao, Tadlac Elementary School (Senior High School)
Most Outstanding SPED Teacher
Mrs. Rhea P. Barboza, Los Baños National High School-Población
Most Outstanding Non-Teaching Personnel Level 1
Ms. Maura C. Calderon
Most Outstanding School Principal
Ms. Sylvia M. Encabo (Elementary)
Mr. Marvin A. Umali (Senior High School)
Best Reading Implementer
Los Baños Central Elementary School (Elementary)
Los Baños National High School-Poblacion (Secondary)
Best Performing School
Lopez Elementary School (Elementary)
Los Baños National High School-Batong Malake (Secondary)
Best Brigada Eskwela Implementer
Lalakay Elementary School (Medium School)
Bayog Elementary School (Large School)
Los Baños Central Elementary School (Mega School)
Bernardo N. Calara Integrated National High School (Medium School)
Los Baños Integrated School (Large School)
Los Baños National High School-Batong Malake (Mega School)
Former LB district supervisor, Dr. Allan G. Hostalero, and previous school heads were also given citations for their valuable service rendered in the district.