San Fernando City, La Union – Regional Director Teresita M. Velasco underscored the role of an employee of the Department of Education Regional Office 1 (DepEd-RO1)for the continued implementation of the department’s Vision, Mission and Core Values during the Second Monday Flag Raising ceremony held at the DepEd grounds on Aug. 10, 2015.
Director Velasco reminded that part of the DepEd’sMission is to protect and promote the right of every Filipino to quality, equitable, culture-based, and complete basic education where students learn in a child-friendly, gender-sensitive, safe and motivating environment, and, where teachers facilitate learning and constantly nurture every learner.
“Every one of us must find a way on how we can connect to the DepEd’sMission. Even if we are not teaching, we should provide technical assistance for the teachers and keep the central office informed regarding our activities that contributed to the development of the students,” Director Velasco said in her statement.
Director Velasco expressed optimism that teachers will be motivated if they can feel the support coming from the office. The assistance would make them realize how the DepEd treasures them, and the inspiration they obtained will redound tomore efficient learning opportunities to the students.
Since educating the children is not the sole responsibility of the teachers, Director Velasco encouraged the employees to staywith their active participation in developing life-long learners and in ensuring supportive environment for effective learning opportunities. These are part of the DepEd’s Mission according to Director Velasco.
Director Velasco, stressed also the DepEd’s Core Values which include, “Maka-Diyos, Maka-tao, Makakalikasan, andMakabansa.”She urged the employees to do their best in rendering public service, not only to the teachers but also to whoever needs their services.
“We must have to do our job very well if we want to provide for the best public service, even if we are not an administrator, whether we don’t have with us the chief ofour office, or we are not in the watchful eye of anybody who possesses the higher position,” Director Velasco added.