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Ma’am Ellen: TES’ New Epitome of Leadership By: Mary Rose Nazareno

posted Nov 25, 2013, 9:33 PM by Edeliza Manalaysay

 

              TES welcomed a new leader, who is an undeniably competitive in the field of education and leadership as her colleagues describe her. Hence, we are very fortunate to have a new principal in the person of Ms. Ellen C. Macaraeg, single and a daughter of Ernesto Macaraeg and Milagros Calvento.  She was born on July 15, 1976 and is young at heart at 37 years old.

               Ma’am Ellen, as we call her, served as an elementary teacher for almost ten years before she doled out to be a school principal. She finally decided to grow professionally when she realized the needs of school leaders during her time when there were few teachers who went to graduate schools which resulted to shortage in school heads at that time.

             She became principal in 2007 in different schools namely, E. Bernabe Elem. School, Tortugas Elem. School, Tuyo Elem. School and the last one she worked in before she came to TES was the Barrio Central Elementary School.

            Ma’am Ellen is a hardworking school administrator who wants everything to be well-organized and spotless starting from the entrance going to every corner of the school. Whenever she has the opportunity to talk to us about cleanliness and discipline, she grabs it to instill valuable school practices to us so that we can be of help in the development of our school.

            She aims to produce functionally literate and value-laden TES children by working in a collaborative environment. She strongly believes that self discipline together with hard work of all the stakeholders (faculty, school staff, parents, pupils and community) who feel ownership of the school and participate actively in improvement efforts will ensure sustainable achievement and growth for Tenejero Elementary School.

             The TES teachers and staff have one impression on Ma’am Ellen: She is a person of leadership. Thus, this quote by John Quincy Adams describes how she leads. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” The faculty and staff and we, TES pupils vow our heads to Ma’am Ellen and it is our pride and honor to have her.

 

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