Equally hardworking and experienced.

Thus described the new Officer-in-Charge, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent (OIC-ASDS) of the Schools Division of Parañaque in the welcome program prepared for her at the Jaime Ferrer Hall of the division consequent to her re-assignment signed by DepEd Secretary Leonor M. Briones effective July 20.

Dr. Violeta Mabazza Gonzalez, fondly called Davi, was formally endorsed to the SDO Parañaque by Superintendent Joel T. Torrecampo of Las Piñas and was graciously acknowledged by Superintendent Evangeline P. Ladines on behalf of the entire SDO.

“SDO-Parañaque is lucky to have the kind of Dr. Gonzalez who has long served the SDO Las Piñas for 30 years,” said Dr. Torrecampo in his turnover speech where he took pride of the former’s dependability and notable work ethics while serving the division (Las Piñas). “On the other hand, I am confident that she’ll learn a lot from Dr. Ladines’ indisputable competence as a superintendent,” he added.  Dr. Gonzalez rose from the ranks from being an English teacher, was then promoted as a Department Head, an Education Program Supervisor in English, and became the CID chief, with concurrent assignment as OIC ASDS in the division she came from.

Meanwhile, Superintendent Ladines expressed her pleasure for the coming of the OIC-ASDS whom she has waited for quite some time after the promotion of former OIC-ASDS Dr. Margarito B. Materum who is now the OIC superintendent of Taguig. She said that the re-assignment of Dr. Gonzalez in a different environment signified the latter’s new beginning, a new challenge for struggle and productivity amidst COVID-19 pandemic, yet happy moments to spend with the SDO (Parañaque).

            Dr.  Ladines shared her experience having served the DepEd for 38 years, specifically having been in the three divisions as a schools division superintendent wherein she said she was able to discover common observation: that every schools division is unique and has certain distinct qualities and characteristics.

Dr. Ladines hoped that Dr. Gonzalez and she would be able to carry on the mandate of DepEd in their respective offices to ensure the delivery of quality, relevant, accessible, and liberating education from Kinder up to Grade-12. Moreover, in the performance of such mandate she emphasized the importance of building a genuine relationship with the people around. “Life is what we make it. Choose to be happy and at the end of the day you’d feel fulfilment as ASDS,” she opined.

In her speech, Dr. Gonzalez thanked Dr. Ladines for her advice and said that she accepted the challenge and looked forward to work harmoniously with her in the SDO.

Also present in the program were: Dr. Materum, Dr. Lucy A. Cruz, PSDS of Las Piñas, SDO Parañaque SGOD and CID chiefs, representative/s from the group of supervisors, specialists, and principals. (By Reena G. Orquina)