Metrobank bares search for outstanding teachers-A A +A
Friday, January 27, 2012
THE Metrobank Foundation Inc. has launched this year’s search for outstanding teachers in cooperation with the Department of Education.
The search is open to all private and public school teachers in the elementary, secondary and college level, including alternative learning system, with fulltime or permanent appointment and with full load.
To qualify, a teacher should have been actively teaching for the last ten years; has valid PRC license; and has received a performance rating of at least ‘very satisfactory’ for the last five years.
For the elementary competition, schools are entitled to nominate two teachers – one each from the primary or kinder to grade 3 and intermediate or grades 4-6, while for the secondary and higher education competitions, schools could nominate one teacher each.
Satellite campuses of private and state universities and colleges which are not autonomous are also entitled to nominate candidates per competition as per the contest mechanics.
Nominees must be officially endorsed by school principals, head teachers or school heads. “For schools without principals, the teacher in-charge can nominate but must be endorsed by the schools division superintendent.”
Head teachers, teachers in-charge and assistant principals are also eligible to join the search provided they carry a teaching load of at least 50 percent of the total load required by the nominating school for full-time faculty.
“However, they should be endorsed by any of the division or district supervisors and the schools division superintendent concerned should be the official nominator.”
Nominees should accomplish a two-page basic information sheet that should be submitted to any Metrobank branch nearest the nominee's school or send via courier to Metrobank Foundation, 4th floor, Executive Offices, Metrobank Plaza, Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City on or before February 6, 2012.
“Winners of other searches or awards for outstanding teachers conducted by reputable organizations at the city, provincial or national level are deemed automatic provincial finalists provided that they meet the basic eligibility requirements of tenure, performance and teaching load and passed levels of screening.”
Now on its 28th year, the search already awarded cash and other prizes to a total of 306 outstanding teachers from public and private schools all over the country, the Foundation added.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on January 27, 2012.