The Galileo Academic Council of Advisers is composed of highly-respected and renowned academicians, educators, consultants, education researchers and writers in Math, English, Psychology, and curriculum and instruction. The members of the council are highly-esteemed in local and international academic circles such as the Department of Education, University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, Asian Institute of Management, National Institute of Education in Singapore, Harvard University, UNICEF, and the South Asian Ministers of Education Organization for Educational Innovation and Technology. The Galileo Academic Council of Advisers is responsible for researching, formulating, and improving the instructional approaches based on the latest trends in education.

Ma. Rowena J. Matti
Chief Executive Officer

As the CEO, Rowie takes charge of the operational and financial viability of Galileo. She is a graduate of AB Psychology and BS Marketing from De LaSalle University-Taft, and received her Master’s in Entrepreneurship from the Asian Institute of Management. Her exposure in the education industry encouraged her to take further studies in Daycare Administration from San Francisco University. Besides taking charge of Galileo’s operations, she is also the director of Sacred Heart School-Malabon. She is currently a member of the Association of Filipino Franchisees. She has been a nominee of Ten Outstanding Young Men in 2002 and was a delegation member of Apple Corporate of America in 1996.

Ophelia Veniegas, Ph.D.
Program Consultant

Dr. Ophelia’s role as program consultant is to ensure and certify the educational integrity of the program. As a consultant to SEAMEO-INNOTECH and the Department of Education, she is able to be up-to-date with the latest trends in education, and imparts it with the Galileo community. She is also the vice president of the Luzon chapter of the Teachers Organization of the Philippines, as well as Director for Programs and Projects of the National Association for Early Childhood Education. She is currently the President of Einstein School for Kids.

Luisa Relatado
Editor and Consultant for the English Program

Luisa is one of the consultants of the English program. She helped create the curriculum for the English program, which serves as a guide for the writers and teachers in their instruction. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from the Philippine Normal University and Master’s Degree in language from the Ateneo De Manila University. Before she retired, she was the Department Chairperson for English at Xavier School. She is a Pineau-Clifford Awardee and a certificate holder for teaching ESL (English as a Second Language). She has edited a number of books for the Jesuit community.

Dr. Flordeliza Francisco
Editor and Consultant for the Math Program

Dr. Flor is the consultant of the English program. She graduated with a degree in Mathematics from the Ateneo de Manila University. She also received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the same university. She is currently the associate chair of the Mathematics Department at the Ateneo de Manila University and a Board Member of the Mathematics Teacher Educators Group. Her fields of specialization are Integration Theory and Real Analysis. She has given training seminars to mathematics teachers and workshops to gifted math students. She was also a visiting assistant professor at the National Institution of Education in Singapore.

Ann Marie Wongchuking-Pato, MBA, M.Ed.
Program Development Consultant

Ann works closely with the Program Development Team and ensures that the materials and programs are appropriate for a child’s developmental period. She is a graduate of AB Psychology from the Ateneo De Manila University, and received her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Asian Institute of Management. She pursued further education at the National Institute of Education in Singapore, where she earned her Master’s Degree in Education, specializing in Curriculum and Teaching. She is also the director of Galileo Enrichment Learning Program, Inc.