Dr. Calingasan named new UPIS principal

9/07/2017 08:06:00 PM Media Center 1 Comments

The University of the Philippines Integrated School (UPIS) officially welcomed Dr. Lorina Y. Calingasan as the school's new principal last September 5.

THE BIG FOUR. The new UPIS administration was announced last September 5 during the flag ceremony. From L to R: Prof. Czarina B. Agcaoili, Prof. Rachel B. Ramirez, Dr. Lorina Y. Calingasan, and Prof. Portia Y. Dimabuyu. Photo credit: UPIS Media Center

Dr. Calingasan also introduced the members of her administration team namely Prof. Rachel B. Ramirez as Assistant Principal for Academic Programs (APAP); Prof. Portia Y. Dimabuyu, Assistant Principal for Administration (APA); and Prof. Czarina B. Agcaoili, head of the Office of Research, Development, and Publication (ORDP).

Dr. Calingasan succeeds Dr. Ronaldo M. San Jose who was UPIS principal from June 2011 to August 2017. She was the sole nominee for the UPIS principalship this school year and is the first principal from the Social Sciences cluster in 11 years.

In a public forum at the UP College of Education (UP Educ) last August 4, she presented her plans to the UPIS students, faculty, and staff.

THE SEARCH BEGINS. Dr. Calingasan takes the floor as she presents her plans for UPIS to the school’s constituents. Photo credit: UPIS Media Center 

One of the main points of her agenda was the strengthening of the K-12 Curriculum. This included the monitoring and reviewing of its current implementation, particularly in Grades 11 and 12.

She also said that she aims to strengthen the school’s link with UP Educ and the National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (NISMED) by conducting more faculty exchange, research collaborations, and training program partnerships.

Furthermore, she will continue the school’s various student exchange programs and linkages with other institutions and companies, and in a way, respond to the demand for internationalization. She also plans to continue joint publications and research projects for basic education and laboratory schools, in order to facilitate the school’s research and extension program.

She also cited her plans on faculty development, intensifying staff development training and ensuring continuous support from parents and alumni through various activities.

PADAYON. A graduate of the University of the Philippines, Dr. Calingasan gives back to the very institution that nurtured her by teaching a new generation of Iskolars ng Bayan. Photo credit: UP College of Education

Dr. Calingasan has been a Social Studies teacher in UPIS for 20 years starting 1989, until she transferred as Assistant Professor to the College of Education in 2009. She graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences in UP Manila, took her Master’s Degree in Education, and got her Doctoral Degree in Curriculum Studies in 2016. She served as UP Educ’s coordinator in Student Teaching prior to her nomination as UPIS principal.

The public forum was hosted by Dr. Rosanelia Yangco, who is also chair of the nomination committee for the UPIS principalship. Other members of the committee include UPIS alumnus and UP Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs, Prof. Ranjit Rye, College of Human Kinetics Dean, Prof. Ronualdo Dizer, and Director of the UP Confucius Institute, Prof. Lourdes Nepomuceno. // by Trisa de Ocampo, Marianne Sasing

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1 comment:

  1. Excellent news! Dr. Calingasan was my Economics (Grade 9 Social Studies teacher) in 1993. She was an inspiration and one of the reasons I chose Economics as my major when I took the UPCAT. Best wishes for this new milestone, Dr. Calingasan.