DepEd names new assistant secretary
Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC has announced the appointment of Ms. Elena R. Ruiz as Assistant Secretary for Programs and Projects of the Department of Education.
Ms. Ruiz brings to DepEd more than 40 years of academic expertise and managerial experience in the public school system. She started as a secondary school teacher in 1970 and rose to the ranks as principal, superintendent, and regional director at the National Capital Region prior to being named assistant secretary.
The new assistant secretary has completed the academic requirements for a doctorate degree in educational management at the Centro Escolar University and has a Master of Arts degree from the University of the East. Moreover, she is also a diplomate in Applied Linguistics which she obtained from the Regional English Language Center (RELC) in Singapore on scholarship. Also, she is a trainer/resource speaker at the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) and president of the Philippine Association of School Superintendents.
She has undergone a management development training program at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and has attended various local and international seminars and conferences on education planning, learning and teaching strategies, human resource management, and information and communication technology (ICT) in education, among others.