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Our Team

Teach for the Philippines is led by young, civic-minded, and entrepreneurial individuals with a bias for action. We focus on results and work intelligently towards a better education for all.  As citizens, we are committed to being the change we want to see in our country.


Chairman & Co-Founder: Elizabeth Eder Zobel de Ayala

Vice Chairman & Co-Founder: Margarita Liboro Delgado



Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder: Clarissa Isabelle Delgado

Chief Strategic Resources Officer: Patricia Feria Lim

Chief Program Officer: Ma. Ramona Santos Fider

  Chief of Staff: Cynes Siruelo Magpantay


A. Admissions

Recruitment Manager: Micaela Bautista

Selection and Matriculation Manager: Adelaide Elpidama (Teach for the Philippines – QC ’13)

Recruitment Associates: Danielle Maaño, Trizia Magalino

Selection Associates:  Priscilla Relova, Luigi Bagos


B. Programming & Training

Programming & Training Managers: Georgina Blackett (Teach For America – Bay Area ’09); Valerie Garde-Farol; Jhon Hayden Bale (Teach for the Philippines – QC ’13), Christine Ong, Patricia Santos, Lynette Torres

Community Engagement Manager: Ginny Villa-Real

Human Development Manager: Ross Laurenne Fortunado  

Training Partners: Loyola Marymount University – School of Education and the University of Pangasinan, a partner of the PHINMA Education Network


Alumni Pathways Manager: Cynes Siruelo Magpantay

Alumni Career Counselors: Susan Bautista-Afan, Rebecca Sañosa, Noel Gamboa y Lopez, Rhoda Navarro, Andrea Sevilla and Maria Lee





A. Government Relations & Placement

Government Relations & Placement Managers: Jake Rivera, Levi Geganzo  

Government Relations & Placement Associate: Christiana Ubaña


B. Internal Office

Finance Manager: Ruel Villarubia

Office Management and Procurement Officer: Ariel Sisante

Internal Office Associate: Diana Verdejo

Human Resources Associate: Richard Bonin Salazar

Human Capital Consultant: Ma. Charissa Cruz 

Human Resources Consultant: Emily Silverman


C. Data & Assessment

Data & Assessment Manager: Mavie Almeda-Ungco


D. Marketing & Events

PR & Communications Manager: Angel Ramos 

Events Associates: JP Santos, Christine Zabala



U.S. Business Development

Co-Director of Business Development: Angela Lagdameo, Teach For America – San Jose ’02

Co-Director of Business Development: Michael Vea, Teach For America – New York City ’01




Edmundo Litton, Belinda Brown, Atty. Lorenzo Bigayan, Atty. Jori Adan, Francisco Romero Milan, Zid Niel Mancenido, Louie Angsico, May Soriano, Leigh Talmage Perez, Joanne Tong, Charles Gareza, Jay Yao, Louie Arcilla, Ryan Takasugi, Edric and Evan Chen, Carissa Feria, The Human Capital Development Group, ManilaMan Productions, Assessment Analytics, Independent Minds, Atmosphere Creative Films