Dr. Carmela C Oracion is currently the Director of the Ateneo Center for Educational Development. She completed her Doctorate degree in Education, a dual award program, from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and the University of London. In her present post, she is deeply involved in the development of public schools in the Philippines, most of which face very challenging circumstances. The majority of students enrolled in Philippine public schools come from disadvantaged backgrounds and she believes that a good education is a key to breaking the cycle of poverty. Her interests include school leadership, teacher development, and school improvement.
The HEAD Foundation
Established in 2013, The HEAD Foundation aims to help improve the lives of people in Asia by disseminating knowledge and sharing ideas, and by supporting and funding sustainable education and healthcare projects that develop social and human capital.
We strive to identify needs and formulate solutions by working with a network of global and regional universities, public institutions, and domain specialists through the sponsorship of policy, pedagogical and clinical research.
We strongly believe in supporting capacity- and capability-building programs that are designed to equip leaders with practical skills to address these pressing challenges.