by: Harold V. Gallo

After more than two months of waiting for the next leader of Philippine Science High School – Cagayan Valley Campus, Mr. Erick John H. Marmol is finally appointed as the new campus director for the next six years.

The 34–year old director, who officially started his term last April 5. 2021, said that as a leader, he values "excellence for all", sets vision for the organization, leads and engage people to commit to strategic initiatives.

Marmol, who hailed from Naga City is a cum laude graduate of the Bicol University College of Education with BSED Physics and a recipient of the Most Outstanding Graduate and DOST Academic Excellence Awardee for being a DOST scholar.

The youthful Bicolano director, also earned his MA Physics Education and graduated as Most Outstanding Graduate and currently completing his dissertation to earn his PhD in Educational Foundations in the same university.

He first worked as a teacher at PSHS–Bicol Region Campus in 2007–2015, transferred to DepEd Naga as an Education Program Supervisor in 2015, came back to BRC for his second stint as a teacher in 2018.

In February 2019, he was appointed as Director III of Philippine Science High School – Eastern Visayas Campus in Palo, Leyte.

"I ensure that the people share the same vision. I invest on human resources in order for them to increase capabilities and deepen their understanding of the vision. For me, an excellent organization allows people to grow together to attain goals", he said.

PSHS–CVC community together with Bayombong Mayor Atty. Ralph T. Lantion, Executive Director Lilia T. Habacon and former CVC director Dr. Salvador B. Romo, officially welcomed him as the new director in a virtual program last April 18, 2021.

Mayor Lantion expressed his support while Director Habacon emphasized on the immense responsibility and expectations to a campus director of PSHS, during the virtual welcome program.

The new director was also engaged with a virtual informal "chikahan" with the faculty and staff, where he answered trivial questions before the employees were introduced to him. The program punctuated with the presentation of his 6–year development plan for the school.#