Dr. Hermogenes M. Panganiban -
SDO Imus City’s Mr. Transformation

By: Stephanie Asidella
Dr. Hermogenes M. Panganiban
Dr. Hermogenes “Jimmy” Panganiban shares with Imuseño students the importance of reading during the National Reading Month celebration, one of his first appearances as OIC-ASDS of SDO Imus City.

Subscribing to the transformational leadership style, Dr. Hermogenes “Jimmy” M. Panganiban, the newly-designated OIC-Assistant Schools Division Superintendent of the Schools (ASDS) of the Division of Imus City, is set to inspire and lead Imuseño educators to change for the better towards reaching a common goal.

Dr. Panganiban stressed that a transformational leader brings change by inspiring others to make extraordinary outcomes; and in the process, development of one's leadership capacity is achieved.

"Through the strength of one's vision and personality, one can lead and change the mindset of others in terms of perceptions, expectations, and motivations to work towards common goal," the OIC-ASDS said.

Besides from being an educational administrator, Sir Jimmy is also active in sports and religious organizations. He serves as unit head of Couples for Christ, pre-cana lecturer and member of lector commentator group. He also shares his expertise to future educational leaders being a graduate school professor.

Moreover, Dr. Panganiban puts high premium to education as vital tool for promotion. This is evident through his humble beginnings in the public school then later on as he rose in leaps and bounds to where he is now.

His records state that Sir Jimmy completed his elementary years in 1983 in Tamayo Elementary School, graduated class valedictorian in 1987 at Payapa National High School, and in 1991 graduated cum laude at Golden Gate Colleges, Batangas City.

He then earned his Masteral Degree in Education at Golden Gate Colleges in 1993 and Doctor of Education at Manuel L. Quezon University, Manila City in 1998.

As he reached the highest educational attainment an educator can get, his career soared to greater heights.

The opportunity to serve the people—most especially the less fortunate children—motivated Dr. Panganiban to become a classroom teacher at Baclas Elementary School, District of Calaca, Batangas City in 1991. He served his way up as teacher-in-charge from 1992 to 1997 in the same school and as its head teacher five years after.

From 1999 to 2002, Dr. Panganiban became Principal I of Puting Bato Elementary School, Batangas City. In 2001, he was hailed Outstanding Principal of the Division of Batangas.

Two years after, he was promoted as Principal II of Tuy Central School then reassigned to Calaca Central School, still holding the same designation.

Dr. Panganiban also served as district supervisor for eight years (2006-2014) in batangas particularly in Sto. Tomas, San Pascual and Calaca Districts . In 2011, he won Best Orator of the division; and three years after, he was hailed Outstanding District Supervisor in CALABARZON’s Gawad Patnugot.

Having passed the evaluation and racking up an impressive record, Dr. Panganiban was designated Assistant to the SDS in the Division of Batangas in 2012. Another two years passed, he has now moved to the promising Schools Division of Imus City as OIC-Assistant Schools Division Superintendent which is just in its second year of operations.

Indeed, his track record in the education industry is truly inspiring.

"Since I'm already in this position, it is part of my dream to become a full-pledged Schools Division Superintendent within five years," Dr. Panganiban said.

He is married and has three children.