The Montessori De Sagrada Familia acknowledges the critical role that its workforce plays towards the realization of the school’s vision and goals. On February 17, 2023, the annual faculty and staff appreciation night was held at the social hall with the theme: “The Luminaries: Enduring Legacies of Life and Love”. It was a special evening where faculty and staff gathered together to be recognized for their exceptional contribution to the success of the institution. An inspirational talk on appreciating one’s self was presented by Sr. Teresa Yesa, PhD.
The following traditional awards were given during the appreciation night: Punctuality Award, Perfect Attendance Award, Breakthrough Award, Soar High Award, and Professional Development Award. The Above and Beyond Award was presented to Teacher Camille Bella Rosos, LPT, elementary faculty for successfully passing the licensure examination for teachers as one of the topnotchers (rank 9) for the year 2022 nationwide. Appointment of a new school administrator in the person of Mrs. Criselda Valderama was also announced. She is the incoming Vice Principal for Student Affairs (HS Department) for SY 2023-2024.
Another innovative award dubbed as the Guro Bente Uno Award was given to the most outstanding 21st century teachers of each department. This is to reward the exemplary efforts of faculty members in designing and implementing student-centered learning experiences in the classroom. The winners of the said award are the following: Rochelle Ramos (Pre-elem Department), Sophia Tolentino and Bryan Dave Ignacio (Elementary Department), Lance Angel Cruz and Ruby Ann Pascual (High School Department).
As the night unfolded, all faculty and staff enjoyed dinner and drinks and they were able to dance and socialize during the after program. It was a chance for all to take a break from their academic duties and connect with their co-workers on a different level. This unforgettable night is a manifestation of the school’s strong desire to be perceived as a workplace where people are passionate, productive and happy.