Xerxes M. de Castro
Xerxes de Castro is the ACTRC Research Officer for the Independent Disbursement-Linked Indicator Verification Agent for the Learning, Equity and Accountability Program Support (LEAPS) project. He was previously a member of the fieldwork team of the Longitudinal Study of Learning Achievement of Students in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (LearnARMM), where he provided assistance in test development, translation and harmonization activities.
Xerxes is a Philippine-registered nurse whose interest in Education began as a reviewer and lecturer for the Nurse Licensure Examination. Also a licensed teacher, he is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Education at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, with a focus on language education. His thesis work explores the challenges experienced and strategies used by Grade 4 teachers in bridging between languages.