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  • Writer's pictureMenchie Kinao

School Head in Kalinga named Outstanding Global Educational Leader

Tabuk City, Kalinga – In the heart of Kalinga province, an educator's dedication and commitment have illuminated the path to transformative education.


Recently honored in Pasay, Manila with the esteemed “Outstanding Global Educational Leader” award, Federico Aromin Samuel Jr. stands as a beacon of inspiration and innovation in the realm of education. He is the School Head of Malagnat National High School in Pinukpuk.


In an exclusive interview, Samuel reflected on the overwhelming experience of receiving this prestigious recognition, expressing sincere humility and disbelief.


“Being recognized as an influential person was a humbling experience. It affirmed the impact of my contributions and motivated me to continue making a positive difference in my field,” he said.


When asked about the pivotal assets contributing to this recognition, the educational leader emphasized dedication to innovation, a commitment to excellence, and a collaborative approach.

His contributions speak volumes: publishing six articles in a National Educators' Journal, coaching in press conferences at various levels, serving as a school paper adviser and receiving accolades like the LUMINARE Awards as the Most Outstanding School Head, among others.


Samuel likewise initiated programs, projects, and activities that significantly benefited learners, as well as clean and green programs, community services and outreach programs.


He extended gratitude to a vast network of supporters, mentors, and loved ones. From family members to the educational community and public service leaders, their heartfelt dedication resonates deeply.

In a heartfelt message, the educational leader emphasized that this honor is not just a personal milestone but a shared achievement with everyone who contributed to his journey.


“This recognition goes beyond a personal milestone… I share this award with each individual who has contributed to shaping my path… It fuels my commitment to push boundaries, pursue excellence, and contribute meaningfully to the school and the broader community,” he said.


“I express heartfelt gratitude to the staff and contributors of the International Who's Who Awards 2023 - BETMA ENGLISH-Vietnam and ALOYSIAN PUBLICATIONS-Philippines for this remarkable honor. Thank you from the depths of my heart for this prestigious recognition. I am honored, grateful, and inspired to continue making a positive impact,” he added.


As the global educational landscape evolves, educators like Samuel stand as pillars of transformative change, fostering excellence and innovation. His journey serves as an inspiration, reflecting the power of dedication, collaboration, and unwavering commitment to shaping a brighter future through education.