Magat-Lapid is FILAMEDA’s Prexy

The Filipino American Educators Association of San Diego (FILAMEDA) had its newly-elected officers sworn into office by Ms. JoAnn Fields on Saturday, 19 January 2013. Inducted to serve for the 2013-2015 term are the following:

President               Ms. Jacquilin Magat-Lapid
Vice-President Mr. Severino Reyes
Recording Secretary Mr. Michael Lapid
Corresponding Secretary Ms. Susan Chrismen
Treasurer Ms. Gloria Guilas
Historian Ms. Joan del Rosario
Auditor Ms. Virginia Ferrer
Public Relations Officer Ms. Carolina Leap
Parliamentarian           Dr. Gretchen Donndelinger
Board of Directors Mr. Herb Delute
Mr. Sal Flor     
Dr. Rey Monzon
Mr. Felix Tuyay

A graduate of San Diego State University (B.A. in Liberal Studies, with specialization in Deaf Ed.) and an M.Ed. in Curriculum Writing and Instruction from Alliant International University, Ms. Jacquilin Magat-Lapid is a Filipino Language Teacher at Bell Middle School since 2005 where she was a recipient of the “Teacher of the Year 2012 Award” and was San Diego Unified School District “2012 District Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist”. Prior to her being at the helm of FILAMEDA, she was its Vice-President and has acted in other various positions.

Jackie is an active member of the Foreign Language Council of San Diego (FLCSD), Gawad Kalinga USA, and the Council for Teaching Filipino Language and Culture (CTFLC), among other professional and community organizations. In 2010 she participated at the 14th World Language Curriculum Instruction Conference in Pécs, Hungary where is also presented a paper entitled “Gawad Kalinga: A Community Building Entrepreneurship for Social and Civic Responsibility Among the Youth”.

Kapamilyang CTFLC extends its hearty congratulations to the newly-elected FILAMEDA Officers and Board of Directors which include CTFLC members --- Michael Lapid,  Sweetwater School District Substitute Teacher; Susan Chrismen, a Student Teacher; Gloria Guilas, a Filipino Teacher at Morse High School and San Diego Mesa College; and Virginia Ferrer, a retired teacher in Filipino and now writes poems for the Asian Journal and other newspapers in San Diego.