The purpose of this study was to tell and retell
the experiences told about the journey of the retirable
public school teachers. The study employed narrative
approach design to explore the humble beginning, coping
strategies and successful endeavor of the participants.
The respondents of this study were the four retirable
public school teachers aged 63-64 still currently teaching
and are residents of General Santos City who undergo
in-depth interview using the approved questionnaire.
The study had three formulated themes which were the
retirable humble beginnings, coping strategies and
successful endeavor. The humble beginnings of the
retirable had two cluster themes which were the work
demand which revealed emergent themes work overload,
strict admin, and students’ discipline while personal
demand revealed themes like family and self-expectation.
Moreover, the other formulated theme the coping
strategies had two cluster themes which were the
administrative support with an emergent theme of
support from teachers and admin and re-evaluation of
teaching while the personal appraisal with emergent
theme, time management. The last formulated theme the
successful endeavor had one cluster theme the
disposition of life revealed: economic view and personal
Keywords : Educational Management, Public School Teachers, Retirable Teachers, Retirable Journey, Pandemic, Philippines.