Table of Organization

Didi Pedrosa Manahan

School Directress

BA, Psychology, Ateneo De Manila University
MS, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Bank Street College, NY


What’s the difference between a Mom and a School Directress? No difference, they both wear many hats 24/7. My job at KSM reminds me of a picture book story "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" where all sorts of hats pop up on his head each time he removes one. As Directress, I wear many hats that never fail to add color, joy, challenge and inspiration 24/7!


 

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Didi Pedrosa Manahan

Didi Pedrosa Manahan

School Directress

Agnes Alampay Marcelo

Office of External Affairs and Advancement Curriculum Resource Specialist

BA, Psychology, Ateneo De Manila University
MS, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Bank Street College, NY


I got my first library card when I was 6 and Heidi was my first literary friend who shared my childhood dreams, joy, angst and fears. Since then, books had given me countless opportunities to travel, meet friends and villains, witness the drama of history and imagine an improbable future. The joy of reading helped me discover my passion for writing!


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Agnes Alampay Marcelo

Agnes Alampay Marcelo

Office of External Affairs and Advancement Curriculum Resource Specialist

Leah Gotao See

Director for Student Affairs

BA, Psychology, Ateneo de Manila University
MA Candidate, Child and Family Development, Ateneo de Manila University


A child at play is a child at work. As a young child, I played the teacher-teacher game too long each day that my Dad became alarmed about my future and if I will ever find my prince charming. With 27 years in education and still counting, my Dad is still alarmed ...that I am still at play!


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Leah Gotao See

Leah Gotao See

Director for Student Affairs

Rowena Mercado Soberano

Director for Grade School Curriculum Director for Finance

BA, Business Economics, University of the Philippines
MA, Basic Education Teaching, Ateneo de Manila University


I love creating systems that bring order and efficiency. Supervision for excellence is in my DNA.Trading the perks and privileges of the corporate world to be a teacher was a tough decision but one that I will always look back without regret. Teaching has taught me that change come in small, simple steps, meaning is discovered, skills develop from practice, and more importantly, working with children continues to be a never-ending journey of self-discovery.


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Rowena Mercado Soberano

Rowena Mercado Soberano

Director for Grade School Curriculum Director for Finance

Stephanie Barredo

Literacy, Social Studies, and Non-Academic Coordinator (Lower School)

BS, Early Childhood Education, De La Salle University
MA units, Special Education


They say “travel does the heart good” and I couldn’t agree more. The thrill of traveling to new places always excites me. Meeting different people, exploring awesome sites, and eating interesting cuisines are “must-do’s” for me whenever I’m in a new place. Traveling is no different from teaching — always meeting new children, exploring and watching them grow in their unique little ways, and getting a taste of their own creativity and brilliance- something that always leaves me smiling.


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Stephanie Barredo

Stephanie Barredo

Literacy, Social Studies, and Non-Academic Coordinator (Lower School)

Tina Francisco

Filipino and After-School Programs Coordinator

B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, Ateneo de Manila University
MA units in Educational Administration, University of the Philippines


When asked about my profession, I always say that one needs to be a total performer to last in my field of work. I've been a reluctant dancer, a trying-hard-singer, an author of books, a poet, a chef, a choreographer, an actress, a director, a model, and so much more. The classroom has been my stage for many years and everyday is a different show, a chance to play another role, and another day to discover more of what I can be...


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Tina Francisco

Tina Francisco

Filipino and After-School Programs Coordinator

Monica Lopez Javier

Kindergarten Coordinator

Master of Arts in Development Education,University of Asia and the Pacific


There are days when we celebrate for new discoveries and great milestones. On some days, however, we help someone mend a broken heart. Classroom teaching is always an adventure- an adventure where I teach and learn even more. Playing, creating and discovering happens everyday in my Kindergarten classroom!


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Monica Lopez Javier

Monica Lopez Javier

Kindergarten Coordinator

Mandy Mangubat

Level Coordinator/Social Studies and Literacy Coordinator (Grades 1-2)

B.S. Early Childhood Education, De La Salle University
MS candidate, Clinical Psychology, De La Salle University


A place that I've been calling home for eight years now is the same place that helped me realize my many potentials as a teacher. This is a community that constantly provides everyone opportunities for growth. I am not here in Keys because it is my calling. I am here because I choose to be excellent.


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Mandy Mangubat

Mandy Mangubat

Level Coordinator/Social Studies and Literacy Coordinator (Grades 1-2)

Marla Pabalan

Arts Coordinator

MA, Education, University of Asia and the Pacific
Music Education units, University of the Philippines


Discovering a thing of beauty by accident is a game-changer. I'm lucky to have encountered music at an early age, and nothing makes me happier than re-living that sacred moment of awe when, after hearing something beautiful, I realized that I had stumbled on something simply wonderful… and divine!


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Marla Pabalan

Marla Pabalan

Arts Coordinator

Stephen Permanes

PE Coordinator

B.S., Physical Education, University of the Philippines


To teach is to touch a life forever. I acquired discipline at an early age, being an athlete from grade school to college. Sports led me to live an active lifestyle- traveling, camping, hiking, biking, running, and swimming. As a coach, I want to be remembered as a mentor who taught my students and young athletes to love sports with a passion. I believe that soccer is more than a sport…it is a road to self-discovery.


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Stephen Permanes

Stephen Permanes

PE Coordinator

Iris Velasco

Science and CLE Coordinator

B.S., Biochemistry, University of Santo Tomas
Catechism Courses, San Carlos Seminary


I am a firm believer that faith and reason go hand in hand in seeking the truth, thus, making science and faith are complementary. In learning about the things around me through science, I have grown to appreciate God’s creation. I would like to impart both faith and reason in my students’ personal journey of search and discovery for the truth.


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Iris Velasco

Iris Velasco

Science and CLE Coordinator

Jonah Zaraspe

Math Coordinator

B.S., Educational Psychology, De La Salle University


In grade school, I learned basic Math such as 1 + 1 = 2. In Keys, I learned to appreciate Math when I found out what 1+1 really means and that there is more than one possible answer to this: 1+1 is more than 1; it is also less than 3; it makes a pair; and is no longer singular. For others, it may mean so much more.


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Jonah Zaraspe

Jonah Zaraspe

Math Coordinator

Anna Sibayan

Wellness Coordinator

Teaching was not in my plans but like many undecided teenagers I followed what my parents believed was a good career. I took a pre-med course and immediately disliked the white uniform I would be wearing for four years. I was assigned to work in hospitals, schools and rehab centers during my internship. Those long days at the pediatric ward and/or in schools for children with special needs brought me to where I am to today: a teacher and an advocate for children with special needs.


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Anna Sibayan

Anna Sibayan

Wellness Coordinator