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· Volume III Issue I


This study is focused on the academic leadership performance of selected elementary and secondary school heads in the Division of Rizal as input for enhanced instructional technical provision in the new normal for school year 2020 – 221.

Descriptive research method utilizing researcher-made questionnaire-checklist was employed to determine the level of job satisfaction of the respondents in terms of age, sex, civil status, length of service and educational attainment with respect to (a) leading curriculum implementation and improvement; (b)creating a learner-centered environment; (c) supervising and evaluating teachers’ performance; and (d)delivering learning-oriented assessment.

The results revealed that school principals prioritized the establishment of conducive learner-centered environment that promote safety, and protection as well as conducive learning environment where provision of information or teaching skills is present, and uses an educational approach that focuses on the teachers and learners’ concerns and involves them in making decisions and solving problems,

 Findings reveal a substantial connection between and among variables of the study.  More specifically, the variables used in the study are most closely related to academic leadership competencies among school heads. 

Therefore, concerted effort must be given to prioritize the continuous development of principal change leadership in effective change management. The study encourages a fresh look at change leadership development and ultimately alters the traditional approach of school principals in managing change.

Keywords: academic leadership competence, instructional technical supervision, curriculum implementation and improvement, learner-centered environment, supervising and evaluating teachers’ performance, learning-oriented assessment


Having an excellent academic leadership competence do not just keep their successful practices to themselves; they reveal and share it with others for the benefits of the learners and teachers under their care.

Certainly, a good way of ensuring that leaders are doing the best to achieve this goal is by synchronizing and applying new strategies that are both healthy and improve students, teachers, and school in general.  This again emphasizes the notion that education is lifelong development that we all continue to journey upon. 

It has been said that quality education that are given to learners depends on quality of leaders and teachers. A competence academic leader that keeps on growing; continue to upgrade his professional preparation by taking graduate courses, reading books, attending in-service trainings to keep abreast of modern trends and attending seminars to get other views among colleagues.

The urgency to implement distance learning with little to no training for teachers is disturbing. Research shows that effective distance learning requires thoughtful design decisions to ensure that generally marginalized learners have equitable access to instruction and opportunity to achieve.

As educators gear with the “new normal” set-up in this coronavirus pandemic, this is the appropriate time to use our discomfort to forge a new paradigm. This is now the time for schools to ensure that teachers do not just translate what they do inside the classroom into their online and off-line teachings. As teaching and learning become more personalized, educators need to come up with innovative teaching methodologies on a case-to-case basis to suit the learner’s requirement (Saxena, 2020). 

Along with this perspective, the researchers were prompted to conduct the academic leadership competence of selected elementary and secondary school heads in the Division of Rizal since school leaders and teachers are during one of the most challenging and awe-inspiring times in the profession’s history. Due to the continually changing conditions of the pandemic, teachers and schools are incessantly compelled to adjust in order to safely educate students. It has been observed also that there is a need for the provision of instructional technical assistance to teachers to carry on the goals and objectives, mission, vision of the department amidst pandemic. 

The result of the study will give out foundation to prepare a training program for elementary and secondary school heads in the school which will not only give progress and development of administrators but as well as achieving the fullest potential of the teachers and learners and school in general.

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