The applicants were ranked after they underwent the process of hiring them. And I was in the number one rank in the post. Mr. Vicente Mental, the former teacher of my youngest son, Gilbor, Jr. came over to our house early in the morning and told me that Mr. Montaño, the Schools Division Superintendent wanted to talk to me regarding my teaching application. The interview didn't take long. Mr. Montaño advised me to tender my resignation to The Church and I would start teaching in Cainaman Elementary School. I didn't complete my last one year job in the Church. I submitted my resignation paper and the Church approved it.
In June 18, 1991, my appointment as a teacher 1 was approved. It was no surprise then that Sir Mental was the school head of Caiñaman Elementary School, one of the small elementary schools in the Division of La Carlota City. I joined the other 6 teachers in the said school. My co-teachers were Mrs. Susana Nabor, Grade 1; Mrs. Ninfa Ganza, Grade 2; Mrs. Nelly Salvacion, Grade 3, Mrs. Pacita Gonzales, Grade 4; Mrs. Girlie Carrera, Grade 5; and Mrs. Teresita Montales, Grade 6.
I handled the elementary agriculture and industrial arts for grades 5 and 6. I taught English 5, HEKASI (Social Studies) 5 and 6; elementary math 5 and 6, and Music, Arts and PE for 5 and 6. My additional load assignment was school property custodian, Boy Scout school coordinator, and school paper adviser of Caiñaman Journal, the official organ of the school.
Precious School Moments 24 years ago in Caiñaman Elem. School
Twenty-four years ago, I was teaching elementary math
to the grade 6 pupils
My co-teachers and school head, Mr. Vicente Mental
The only consolation I have had in my first school is an amateur video I have made to recollect my good moments in the said school.
My First School in Review (video slide)
Comes next to be featured is Salamanca Elementary School as my second school assignment and as my first school assignment as a school principal. The school is under District II being supervised by Mr. Aquino I. Torrefranca, active Boy Scout trainor. He is now retired.