Leadership Potential, Area Coordinator, Instructional Leadership, Planning and Development, Work Values
Abrea, Dr. Rowena R.
Area coordinators play a vibrant and dynamic role in the educational system. Hence, their leadership skills must continuously be developed since they are expected to perform strategic functions that are instructional to the achievement of the schools goals and objectives, specifically on academic instruction. They provide professional leadership on a subject in order to secure high quality teaching, ensure the effective use of resources, and improve the standards of learning and achievement for all students. This study aimed to assess the leadership potentials of area coordinators, and its relationship to their profile. Base from the findings, leadership potentials relative to planning and development, instructional leadership, communication skills and work values are moderately evident among area coordinators. The area coordinators and faculty’s ‘assessments on the leadership potentials of the former show no significant differences. Their leadership potentials must be enhanced to sustain their competence in performing, various roles and functions in educational institutions. This study is descriptive in nature, employing the quantitative approach and utilizing a questionnaire, focused group discussion and interview to generate data. The respondents were 167 area coordinators and 302 faculty of Region IV. They were selected through stratified random sampling with proportional allocation using Sloven formula. The statistical tools used to analyze data gathered were percentage, weighted mean and independent t-test. Findings revealed that most area coordinators and faculty are between 31 and 40 years old, female, handling varied subjects wit 10-20 years of experience.