Feb 19, 2024

Cliff Ferdinand Sy

  • Teaching
  • Taguig, Philippines
Full time Education: Middle/High School

Personal Summary

Having served as a former member of the Brothers of the Christian School (De La Salle), I possess over nine years of dedicated teaching experience across three distinguished Lasallian institutions. Specializing in Christian Living and Lasallian Studies, I have had the privilege of teaching a wide range of subjects, fostering not only academic growth but also values of empathy, compassion, service to the poor, faith in God, and community.

Throughout my tenure, I have been committed to employing innovative teaching methods that incorporate technology, learner-centered strategies, and experiential learning techniques. My approach emphasizes not just intellectual development but also the nurturing of my students' hearts.

In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I have held various leadership roles within both the congregation and the schools. As a dedicated and accomplished professional, I have a strong background in educational leadership, administration, and community stewardship. My experience includes shaping the educational landscape of institutions, fostering a strong sense of community, and promoting a commitment to excellence.

In leadership capacities, I have overseen teams of over 40 teachers and staff, ensuring the delivery of exceptional educational experiences to a student body of over 460 individuals. Complementing my hands-on experience, I am currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Management, building upon my Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Management, with additional units in Applied Theology, Religious Education, and Psychology.

Work Experience

Vice President for Administration and Lasallian Mission
Jun 2020 - Jun 2023 St. Jaime Hilario School - De La Salle Bataan

·       Supervised and collaborated over 40 teachers and staff to achieve shared goals of providing exceptional educational experience for more than 460 students

·       Accountable for the school's financial stability and growth by managing finances, reviewing budgets, and implementing cost reduction strategies


Key Achievements:

·       Developed cost reduction strategies which led to efficient use of resources and significant school savings:

o   Reduced transportation expenses by 36%, optimizing routes and usage.

o   Implemented manpower reduction strategies that resulted in 28% savings while maintaining the highest standards of service.

o   Achieved significant printing cost reductions, slashing costs by 67% in the first year and approximately 90% in the second year through smart procurement and digital initiatives.

·       Implemented programmes to improve the collection of fees, resulting in a notable 10% increase in revenue.

·       Spearheaded commercial negotiations and eventual acquisition of adjacent property at a remarkable 38% lower than the asking price, expanding the school’s potential for growth and development.

·       Established sustainable fund-raisers for the benefit of scholars and teachers alike, ensuring access to quality education and workplace for all.

·       Created partnership with different La Salle schools for college scholarships, further expanding opportunities for deserving students.

·       Created a future-ready learning environment by upgrading the school technological infrastructure and connectivity solutions.

·       Guided the school's transition from online learning modality to face-to-face instruction, adapting to the changing educational landscape with agility and efficacy.

Director of St. Jaime Hilario Brother's Community
Jun 2020 - Jun 2023 De La Salle Brother's Inc

·       Community Stewardship: held a multifaceted leadership role that revolved around the overall welfare and wellbeing of the Brothers and the community, ensuring a nurturing and supportive environment.

·       Stakeholder Engagement: I had direct engagement with the school, local officials, and settlement community within our property. Building strong and mutually beneficial relationships with these stakeholders was crucial for the smooth functioning of the community.

·       Public Representation: I proudly represented the De La Salle Brothers in various events and gatherings, disseminating our mission and values to a wider audience.

Board of Trustee
Jun 2019 - Jun 2023 De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute

·      Played a pivotal role in promoting the institution's best interests by actively participating in high-level decision-making processes aimed at benefiting the institution and its diverse stakeholders

Board of Trustee
Jun 2019 - Jun 2023 Lasallian School Services Association Inc.

·      Collaborated effectively with fellow board members to ensure the successful execution of strategic initiatives and the achievement of common objectives

·      Leveraged strong analytical skills to assess the educational landscape, identifying areas where the institution could provide the most impactful support and resources.

May 2017 - Apr 2020 La Salle Green Hills

·      Designed and delivered lesson plans to Grade 11 students in Lasallian Studies and world religion using innovative teaching methods, incorporating technology, learner-centered instruction, and experiential learning techniques to foster a dynamic and engaging educational environment

·      Leveraged strong interpersonal skills to establish a rapport with students and colleagues, fostering a supportive learning community and facilitating productive collaboration among staff

LEAP Supervisor
Mar 2018 - Mar 2020 Lasallian School Services Association Inc.

·      Spearheaded the comprehensive assessment of PEAC-accredited schools facing the risk of subsidy loss, employing a strategic approach to gather and synthesize critical data

·      Proposed effective programs and concrete action plans, aligning them with the rigorous standards established by PEAC, ultimately assisting schools in meeting and maintaining accreditation requirements

May 2014 - Apr 2017 St. Joseph School La Salle

·      Successfully managed multiple roles, serving as a year level prefect, classroom adviser, moderator, and teacher, showcasing adaptability and versatility in a dynamic educational environment

·      Addressed the diverse needs and discipline of students, teachers, and parents, effectively managing conflicts and fostering a harmonious and productive learning community

·      Implemented a student-centered approach, creating a personalized and interactive learning environment that encouraged critical thinking and deeper understanding and appreciation of Christian Living subjects.

Demand Planner
Dec 2009 - Mar 2011 Avon Cosmetics Inc.

·      Specialized in forecasting and anticipating product demand for the Vietnam and Malaysian markets, with a specific focus on categories including fragrance, personal care, and skin care, among others. Utilized a data-driven approach, incorporating analytical, marketing, and sales data, in conjunction with industry trends and demand patterns

·      Produced comprehensive reports and presentations, effectively communicating demand forecasts and inventory status to cross-functional teams and counterparts both locally and internationally, enabling informed decision-making.

Oct 2007 - Jan 2008 Unilever Philippines

·      Completed an intensive internship at the Projects Engineering Department, gaining hands-on experience in project management, cost minimization, and efficiency improvement strategies within a dynamic manufacturing environment. Collaborated closely with various plant managers and engineers to support multiple projects, contributing to the optimization of plant layouts, manpower analysis, and process improvement efforts based on individual plant requirements.


Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Management
Aug 2018 - Present De La Salle University Manila
Master of Arts in Psychology
Jun 2015 - Mar 2016 University of St. La Salle
Teacher Certificate Program
Jun 2014 - Mar 2015 University of St. La Salle
Master of Arts in Applied Theology
Jun 2013 - Jan 2014 De La Salle University Manila
Master of Arts in Religious Education
Jun 2011 - Mar 2012 Loyola School of Theology
Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering and Management minor in Mechatronics and Robotics
May 2003 - Jul 2009 De La Salle University Manila