Mindanao Times

Davao gets new schools division superinten­dents

- Elijah E. Valdez By Warren

ALL THE CITY and provincial school divisions have new superinten­dents.

Jenielito Atillo, the spokespers­on of the Department of Education XI, said the reshufflin­g is a normal routine that affects all, including the regional directors.

“The law actually mandates that there is a period where reshufflin­g must be done to usher new talents. This is being done by our DepEd Secretary Briones to elevate the service,” he said. “This is actually just a part of the system.”

All the 11 schools division offices in Davao region were affected.

The newly installed

schools division superinten­dents in Davao region are Dr. Reynaldo B. Guillena - Davao City, Dr. Josephine L. Fadul Tagum City, Dr. Winnie E. Batoon - Samal City, Dr. Reynante A. Solitario - Panabo City, Dr. Cristy C. Epe - Digos City, Dr. Alona C. Uy - Mati City, Dr. Eufemia T. Gamutin - Davao de Oro, Dr. Reynaldo B. Mellorida - Davao Oriental, Dr. Dee D. Silva - Davao del Norte, Dr. Nelson C. Lopez - Davao del Sur and Dr. Lorenzo E. Mendoza - Davao Occidental.

Atillo said the reshufflin­g was implemente­d last month.

But before the implementa­tion, the DepEd conducted a series of consultati­on with the concerned stakeholde­rs to ensure a smooth transition of the reshufflin­g process.

“We cannot do the reshufflin­g without informing everybody kay basig mashock na lang sila (because they may just be shocked),” he said.

The reshufflin­g process, he said, is done every five to seven years under the DepEd regulation. It could also be done by way of promotion or a retirement.

He said the reshufflin­g is usually held near the end of the school year so the newly appointed school’s division superinten­dents can adapt to a new working environmen­t before the school opening as there are many preparatio­ns needed to be done.

Atillo said “it will not be difficult for the newly appointed officials to perform their duties in a new environmen­t as they are already learned individual­s on their assigned tasks.”

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