Three local DepEd officials reshuffled

*Nationwide revamp holds every 3 years to include regional, division levels

LAOAG CITY, Sept. 20, 2019 – Three top-ranking officials of the Department of Education in Ilocos Norte have assumed their new assignments as Schools Division Superintendents in line with the DepEd nationwide order of reshuffling last Wednesday.

Under DepEd Order No. 16 s. 2019 issued last July 12, it implements a nationwide policy on reassignments of DepEd officials to include Regional and Assistant Directors, Division and Assistant Division Superintendents.

During the Wednesday DepEd simultaneous turn-over ceremonies, Ilocos Norte’s schools division (SD) superintendent Vilma D. Eda was reassigned to SD-Laoag City while Batac City’s Dr. Joann A. Corpuz took her place at SD-Ilocos Norte, and Laoag City’s Dr. Joel Lopez was transferred to SD-Batac City.

“May I express my gratitude to all the learners, teachers, school heads, non-teaching staff, and all the educational stakeholders for the opportunity to have served DepEd – Division of Ilocos Norte,” Mrs. Eda said in a post.
She also expressed her gratitude and wished everyone luck in working with the new leadership in the Division.

“God bless each and everyone as we are blessed with the new leadership. May that heart and soul that never gives up on the children, our future continue to propel us. Thank you, everyone,” Mrs. Eda added.

During the program at the Schools Division of Ilocos Norte (SDOIN), the top officials were formally introduced to all workers and visitors. It was attended by some key personnel of the three divisions.

On her part, Corpuz, the new SDS of Ilocos Norte, expressed acceptance to the challenge of leading the SD-province and she assured the public that she would continue to push all the laudable programs and services started by DS Eda.

It may be noted that SD-Ilocos Norte is known for initiating innovations like establishing the first 21st Century Classrooms in the country for elementary and second in secondary situated in Burgos town, and the Whole Brain Learning System (WBLS) to institutionalize learning materials for teachers and learners.

The concerned top school officials are expected to be reassigned again to another workplace after serving three years in their present stint as mandated in the DepEd order on nationwide revamp. (By Cherry Joy D. Garma)