During the first cohort of the DE Mentoring Program, the mentee group of the National Educators’ Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) sought to establish quality standards for the professional development programs provided to teachers and school officials. These programs are primarily serviced by providers from inside Department of Education (DepEd) and by third-party providers. To achieve this, the NEAP mentees focused on establishing policies to monitor and evaluate (M&E) these programs.
Through the guidance of their mentor, Ona Caritos, the team was able to open their communication channels with other units within their organization and understand the value of policies backed by technical know-how. The team determined that (1) NEAP does not have an M&E policy and (2) that their unit’s services are not included in the DepEd Citizen’s Charter. Therefore, one of the group’s activities included the crafting, submission, and insertion of sections regarding their unit’s services in the Citizen’s Charter. It has since then been approved and included.
The NEAP mentee group has continued drafting an M&E policy specific to professional development programs, as well as for the entirety of the organization itself. As an attached agency within DepEd, the team have deferred their submissions on these M&E policies to make way for the new and incoming DepEd officials.
The mentee group comprises of members from the National Educators’ Academy of the Philippines’s (NEAP’s) Quality Assurance Division. NEAP is an attached agency within DepEd that is responsible for the design, development, and delivery of professional development for teachers, school leaders, and other teaching-related personnel. NEAP maintains the training standards and the quality of training delivery.
- Lee Macalisang, Technical Assistant II
- Ana Dominique “Nikki” Santos, Technical Assistant II
- Sarah Jane Atienza, Education Program Specialist II
- Ma. Gracial A. Retardo, Technical Assistant II