Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Coming full circle

When I opened this blog in May, 2004, I was just assigned to a new position in our school - that of Level Coordinator for the lower years, much like the prefect of discipline and more. The opening of the blog was very timely as new challenges laid ahead. However, much to my disappointment, I could not blog about my work, most specially the specifics as I have started to gain readers outside of my circle of friends. Hence, I blogged about education and teaching in general, which later on evolved into a gamut of different topics, a mixture of how I view life, adventures, fatherhood, family, etc.

Two years later, the school decided to do some re-organizing and I was back in the classroom again. After all, I did sign up to be a teacher. I was enjoying myself without the hassles of administrative work only mindful of grades, lesson plans and modules, etc. However, just as I was collecting more visual materials and researching for newer projects to give, a new boss appears and yet another re-organization. He invited me to his office one day last school year telling me that he was eyeing me to be the high school prefect of discipline. I respectfully declined as I do not think I still have the stamina for the position. I am but nine years away from retirement and I told him the pressures of the job might cause me my life (in full drama, hahaha). However, as a sort of compromise, I told him that if he really wanted me to be a part of his team, I was open to the idea of heading the department again, a position I handled for about nine years until I resigned in 1997. Since there was noone applying for the job from among my co-teachers, I got it. So at this time, I am now the Art Coordinator, once again taking the helm of the department. I guess this is just right as I may be too old to be teaching and about time I learned new tricks from fresher blood who speaks the language of the young and is abreast of the new trends in teaching.

So there, this blog has come full circle and awaiting new posts as new challenges await. So help me God.

12 comments:

bing said...

congratulations to you! i hope and pray that the new venture will give you a more meaningful life and not one that will speed up your travel to you know where ha ha

godspeed, mr rolly!

rolly said...

bing yan din ang dasal ko, haha

Actually, this is not an unknown territory for me. But just the same, I have some major adjusting to do. Thanks.

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

musta na tito rolly.ngayon nalang ulit ako nkapasyal dito....

congrats!

Panaderos said...

Best of luck with your new/old position. :) I didn't realize until now that you're only a few years away from retirement. Anyway, take care of yourself and best of luck!

BlogusVox said...

Ayaw nyo pa nyan? Less time in tending the flocks and more time on painting.

Take care, Ka Rolly! : )

rolly said...

Ever Ako din naging very busy lately. Buti naman at nakadalaw ka ulit.

blogusvox The problem is i still couldn't find time to paint. BTW, ang gaganda ng pictures nyo sa huling uwi nyo sa pinas ah.

siyetehan said...

sabi ni mark twain:

a teacher affects eternity. no one can tell when his influence stops.


salamat sa inyong mga guro.

deped teacher said...

Do not accept any diciplinarian task. You age will go double every year. ha ha ha

rolly said...

siyetehan Thnaks. I try to live up to the challenge each day.

deped yup. been there, done that. I was not amused. :-)

BlogusVox said...

Pahabol na "Happy Father's day", Ka Rolly!

Mickey said...

ngayon lang ulit ako bumisita dito. nasa class ako ngayon at wala pa rin yung prof! buti na lang tapos na namin yung plate na pinagagawa niya sa 3d.

ito ba yung lagi kami natutulog sa office mo? grabe naalala ko noon. sa sofa si kim, sa ilalim ako. lumalaki na kasi kami nun e. hahahaha!

rolly said...

blogusvox Happy father's day to you, too.

mickey yey, I remember those days, of course. Ang babata nyo pa nun. I'm sure those were such happy times.