The Filipino Language and Cultural School is a 501 (C) (3) Non-Profit Organization that is formed to provide opportunities to preserve and perpetuate the Filipino Culture. The first class was launched in August 2017.
The specific objectives and purpose of the school is to:
1) Provide instruction for children’s tagalog and adult Tagalog with the goal of each student to become fluent in the Tagalog language
- 2) Provide cooking classes for students to learn Filipino cooking3) Provide lessons in cultural Filipino folk dancing.
CLASS TIMES AND LOCATION:
Tagalog Classes will be held on Saturday mornings from 10 AM – 12 PM and are located at
River City Science Academy Elementary School
7450 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Filipino Cooking Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM and are will be held at:
Riverside Park Methodist Church
819 Park Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204.
FACULTY AND STAFF:
PRINCIPAL – Ms. Sharol Noblejas is the Principal of the Filipino Language and Cultural School. She has served on the Advisory Committees at the University of Central Florida, South Seminole College and Florida State College. Sharol was also a Senior Professor at Everest University, Santa Fe College and Fortis College. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management from the University of Central Florida and has a Master in Business Administration from Orlando College. Ms, Noblejas was formerly the Vice Principal of the Jacksonville Chinese Association Chinese School. She is active in the Filipino and Asian Community serving on the Mayors Asian Advisory Board as the Vice -Chair and President of Night of Asia and Executive Director of Fil-Millennials Dance Group.
DEAN OF STUDENTS – Mr. Norman Noblejas is the Dean of Students for the Filipino Language and Cultural School. He is the Pursuivant of the Knights of Rizal of Jacksonville.
ADMINISTRATOR – Ms. Caroline Bai. Ms. Bai is a mother of 3 girls who dance with the Filipino Dance troupe, Fil-Millennials. She works at Mayo Clinic.
Steve Spence, Children’s Tagalog Instructor. Steve is an Environmental Engineer who is passionate about the Filipino Culture. Mr. Spence became fluent in Tagalog while serving in the Peace Corps for 7 years in the Philippines.
ADULT TAGALOG INSTRUCTOR- Ruth is a graduate of the University of Philippines with a degree in Journalism. She is currently an American History Teacher.
COOKING INSTRUCTOR- Gerry San Juan
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH – Ms. Faith Ordillas/ Ms. Angel Borja
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING/ SOCIAL MEDIA – Mr. Redner Salonga
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FIL-MILLENNIALS DANCE TROUPE – Ms. Sharol Noblejas