From the get-go, the faculty at Little Me Academy are expected to be a cut above the rest. They are major league professionals with big hearts.
Hailing from Northern Mindanao’s top universities, with a great number having graduated with Cum Laude or Magna Cum Laude awards on top of being licensed and trained for Little Me education, these faculty members are discerningly selected according to their expertise in their disciplines, creative teaching methods, and ability to give individual attention to Little Me students.
Percival Nepomuceno- Olandesca, Ph.D.(LD)
Percival “Sir Ike” Nepomuceno-Olandesca received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from the Iligan Medical Center College. He studied law at the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology and professional education at Capitol University. He received his doctorate in Education Planning and Management (LD) from the University of Science and Technology of the Philippines. Outside of school affairs, he serves as the Vice Committee Chair for the Philippine Football Federation’s Grassroots Development Program.
Ramonette Legaspi- Olandesca, R.F.C., DPA (LD)
Chief Educational Officer
Ramonette “Teacher Ram” Legaspi-Olandesca received graduated college from the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology with a Meritissimus Thesis award. She earned her master’s degree from the Iligan Medical Center College, studied law at the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology, and pursued her doctorate in Public Administration (LD) at Cebu Normal University. She studied Professional Education at the Senator Ninoy Aquino Foundation and Pilgrim Christian College. Teacher Ram also serves as the President of the Private Schools and School Administrators Association of the Philippines – Region X and was named Philippine Edupreneur by the United Nations’ Global Entrepreneurs Council in 2019.
Systems Development Director
Ikera “Kee” Olandesca is a rising college freshman and received high school diplomas from Little Me Academy, where she graduated as the valedictorian, and the Stanford University Online High School, where she earned the Head of School Award, Pixel Community Award, and Club Leader with Distinction Award. She is also a published author, having presented at several international and national venues including Stanford University, the Manila International Book Fair, and the Global Authors’ Summit.
Teacher Shan is our Grades 7 and 8 Homeroom Advisor, and a Senior High School Voucher Program Advisor. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education (Major in English) from Liceo de Cagayan University. She was a member of the Licean Rhapsody Concert Chorus and represented Region 10 in the 2017 National PRISAA Vocal Singing Competition.
Teacher Fely is our Grades 9 and 10 Homeroom Advisor, and a Senior High School Voucher Program Advisor. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Major in Special Education from the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines. She is a course completer on Autism Awareness at the Oxford Home Study Centre, and she holds an NC II Certificate in Food and Beverage Service. Teacher Fely is also a proud Sunday School teacher who considers teaching as her commitment and ministry. In 2015, she was the Baptist Youth Camp Assistant Leader of the Year.
Nixie Joy Joaquino
Teacher Nix is our Grades 5 and 6 Homeroom Advisor, and a Senior High School Voucher Program Advisor. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Secondary Education (Major in English) at Capitol University. A proud student leader of the English Language and Literature Society and stage manager of the Capitol University Theatre Arts Guild, she was an active student who participated in various inter-departmental academic competitions.
Kyrie Belle Dagani
Teacher Belle is a Senior High School Voucher Program Advisor. Teacher Belle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education (Major in English) from Capitol University. She was a member of the Capitol University Theatre Arts Guild. She also joined Capitol University’s SOKA-GCP as a Student Research Aide, an all around student-volunteer and officer of English Language and Literature Society.
Kharen Mae Araneta
Teacher Kharen is a Senior High School Voucher Program Advisor. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education (Major in Mathematics) from Cagayan de Oro College – PHINMA. She is also a graduate of the TESDA School for Cookery and Electrical Works. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Secondary Education at Cagayan de Oro College – PHINMA.
Teacher Ithiel is our Grades 1 and 2 Homeroom Advisor. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Primary Education units from Xavier University Ateneo de Cagayan. She has worked as a Year 1 Teacher in an International Cambridge School curriculum in Qatar for 15 years and was in charge of the English Subject for the Year 1 Department.
Teacher Mia is our Grade 12 Homeroom Advisor. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (Major in Software Programming), on top of completing Methods of College of Teaching (CCT) and Early Childhood Education (ECED) at various universities. She is TESOL- and TEYL-certified, and has extensive experience teaching students from the Philippines, Japan, Singapore, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, and other parts of South East Asia.
Teacher Therese is our Grade 11 Homeroom Advisor. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cebu Normal University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education (Major in Social Studies). She is a member of the Organization of Social Studies Teachers in the Philippines, a National Certificate II holder, and a Sangguniang Kabataan Councilor. She has a copyrighted book and is working on the crafting of Contextualized and Localized School and Barangay History in collaboration with the Department of Education District of Liloan and the Liloan – LGU.
Teacher Judi is our Grades 3 and 4 Homeroom Advisor. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Liceo de Cagayan University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and received a special award for her outstanding work in Practice Teaching. She has served as the President of the Elementary Education Club and Vice President (Academic Affairs) of the university’s Student Body Organization.
Teacher Rachelle is our Kinder 2 Teacher and Homeschool Program Advisor. She graduated from De La Salle University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She was a photojournalist for TheLaSallian student publication, where she captured photos for university and national news & events, and she was part of the Dean’s Honors List.
Sir Dominic is our School Guidance Counselor. He holds a Master’s Degree of Education, Major in Guidance and Counseling at FEU Roosevelt. He is a mental health advocate and is also an active volunteer in various mental health organizations. He is a certified Mental Health First Responder and a Certified Crisis Line Helpline Responder.
Joshua Ann Nava Zerna
Teacher Josh is our College Placement Counselor.
Teacher Carla is our School Registrar. She is a graduate of Tourism Services at Philippine Women’s University Misamis Oriental Branch and currently taking up a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Business Administration (Major in Financial Management) at Tagoloan Community College.
Krystel Hazel Yabo
Teacher Hazel is our Executive Secretary. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Tourism Management from Liceo de Cagayan University. She was one of the Philippine Youth Representatives at ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth Summit 2018, a Silver Medalist at the 2018 Regional PRISAA Athletic Games Oratorical Contest, a recipient of her university’s Outstanding OJT Award and Loyalty Award, and a former marketing executive.
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