The India School Merit Awards 2018 were recently announced by Education World and SRN Mehta State School ranked No 7 all over India, as No 1 in Karnataka and No. 1 in Kalaburagi, among the Top 10 Best State Schools in India. The jury also awarded SRN Mehta CBSE School as No. 1 in India in the Category “Value for Money”.
Dhenuka International School located in Rohtas, Bihar is an upcoming CBSE/IB curriculum based co-eucational school in the vicinity of Sasaram town - a town of historical and mythological background. Piyush Tripathi has been the Principal since April 2018.
A graduate (B.Sc majoring in Chemistry with Biological Sciences) from the University of the West Indies and a post-graduate in Stem Cell Biology, Dharmendra Dan Dubay has been a teacher since April 1990. He is currently the Chemistry Teacher at Canadian International School, Bangalore and also holds an MSc in Environmental Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education.
Armed with an M-Phil in economics and diploma in journalism newspaper and magazine, A P Sharma is the current Principal Birla Public School, Doha. A specialist on parenting and an enthusiastic TEDx speaker, Sharma has conducted over 100 workshops for students, parents, teachers and Principals in India and abroad.
Santanu Bhowmik is the Head of Mathematics department at St. Dominic’s International School, Lisbon, Portugal since the last two years. Prior to this, he worked at Pathways World School for 11 years as the Cambridge IGCSE program coordinator and the IB Diploma program coordinator and as a Mathematics teacher.
Personally I do not believe that education is all about marks. Teaching should be life oriented. I firmly believe a good teacher should have a legacy to leave behind. Legacy in the form of successful students, who are lifelong learners, an asset to the society; holistic beings. They should take the lead in shaping students not only for academic pursuit, but for life; for the uncertain future.
Principal of AKG Public School, Chennai since April 2017, Dr. S. Sujatha holds a Ph.D degree and has over 17 years of experience in the field of education. AKG Public School, affiliated to CBSE board is a branch of the 53-year old Asian Memorial Sr. Sec. School and will send out its first batch of X standard students in 2019-20.
Dr. Mala Upadhyaya is the Principal of DAV Centenary Public School, Tohana (Haryana), a CBSE-affiliated co-educational school established in 1987. Her responsibilities include creating standardized curricula, assessing teaching methods, monitoring students’ achievements, encouraging parent involvement, revising policies and procedures, administering the budget, hiring and evaluating staff.
Located in Colaba area of Mumbai, Colaba Municipal Secondary School is an undertaking of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (BMC - Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) and hence provides free education for all. The school follows the State Board (SSC) in vernacular medium and has classes from 1 - XII. Mrs. Chandramukhi Nishant Nikale is the Asst. Head Mistress of the school.
Navy Children School,based in Visakhapatnam and started in 1965 by Navy Education Society, works towards its motto “Knowledge Embellishes” and vision to grow towards eternity. Parul Kumar has been working as the Principal of the school since last 2.5 years and with a post-graduation in Food and Nutrition, she proceeded to do her M.Ed while working at schools. She is also equipped with techniques to teach special children.
Ravinder Singh Bidhan, a passionate educator, is currently working as STEM educator at Agilo Research Pvt Ltd, Ahmedabad. Equipped with an M.Techdegree, he is also a qualified UGC-NET in Electronic Science. He recently got selected as Mentor of Change (Atal Innovation Mission).
Anjali Yadav, a B.El.Ed from Gargi College, working in VEGA School Gurgaon is very passionate about bringing about a change in the current education model. Right from her college days, Anjali has wanted to be associated with a school where her dreams of planning lessons and making children understand what and why they are learning would come true
Ashish Bhatnagar as the Principal, Shaoxing International School is based in the town of Keqiao, China. Shaoxing International School offers Cambridge programmes from K-12 and has students from many different nationalities – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Syria, Yemen, and more. This mix provides a great platform for learning and co-existence.
Established in 2009, Teach For India is a part of the Teach For All Network, a growing group of independent organizations that are working to expand educational opportunity in their nations. Headed by Shaheen Mistri as its CEO, Teach for India was instituted to address the issue of educational inequity at scale.
Sagareeka Bhatia, current School Head of RBK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL holds a successful record as an educator spanning higher education, primary, secondary & special education including senior leadership & school governance along with research activity. RBK INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL is a complete Cambridge school following CAIE curriculum upto AS & A level (Equivalent to grades 11 & 12).
Mr. Lakshmi Narayana Adabala - currently Math teacher at VidyaGyan, Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh. The journey of Mr. Lakshmi Narayana is undoubtedly phenomenal as is his infectious passion towards Mathematics. Read through to get a flavor of his life as a Math teacher…
T. Prabhakar Rao is at the PGT- English (HOD- English) position at O. P. Jindal School which operates under the aegis of Jindal Power Limited, Tamnar. Rao has been teaching at this CBSE School since 2017. He has the experience of more than 16 years teaching English to Senior Secondary classes in schools of repute.
Established in 1989 by Shri R.P. Mody, Mody School has emerged as a premier institute for girls’ education. Ms Nishi Rana, the Principal of Mody School is a dedicated educator and passionate professional, who believes in the school’s motto of carving young girls into ‘Sarva Guna Sampann’ ladies, ready to embark on all the challenges thrown by life.
One of the most important things is that, in India, people tend to focus a lot on content. As a result, at an age when a child likes to explore, they are expected to rote learn concepts. Consequently, the interest for the subject goes out of the window.
Established in 2012, KKSM School is a co-educational English Medium school following the State Board. Ganga Devi, previously she was the Principal in Billabong High International School and the current Principal of the KKS school.
Established in 1972, Sunbeam English School, Bhagwanpur is a co-educational CBSE affiliated school based in Varanasi. The school is headed by Ms. Gurmeet Kaur who has been the Principal since 2009 and has been associated with the school for 22 years now.
The new venture of Tagore Group of Schools, Tagore Global School, located in Kurukshetra-Haryana is a CBSE affiliated school. Still, in its inaugural year of operation, the school is headed by Kesar Patel as its Principal who has over two decades of experience in the Education sector.
Started in the year 1966 as a small school, Lovely Public Senior Secondary School in New Delhi has blossomed into a full-scale educational institution and works steadily on its vision of “Let’s move to a better future”. The school follows the CBSE curriculum. Dr Bhawana Malik as the Principal is at the helm of the school.
Fondly called “SANDEEPNI”, Modern Sandeepni School has carved a niche for itself as a small but friendly boarding school in Pathankot, Punjab, India. Following CBSE syllabus and with ISO 9001-2000 certification, the school has four wings - namely Play way group, Junior school, Middle school, and Senior school. Neeraj Mohan Puri has been the principal since 2001.
Saint Soldier Public School, founded in the year 2003, based in Jaipur, follows CBSE curriculum and got its affiliation in 2011. Aruna Suresh has been the principal of the school since the past 6 years and has won the Excellence in Leadership Award from ICAI institute for her accomplishments.
Gokul Global School at Sidhpur, Gujarat has been enjoying the governance of Dr.Sudhir Hadke since 2016 and has witnessed many achievements. An able administrator, motivator, sportsman, teachers’ trainer, World Career Counselor and child psychologist,Dr.Sudhir Hadke has about 18 years of experience in various roles at reputed educational institutions.
Samprasad Selvanayagam, hailing from Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu, has been working as a Science teacher with Ministry of Education, Maldives since 2013. After completing graduation in Chemistry in 2004 and B.Ed in 2012, he found that teaching is his soul- satisfying profession.
Darshan Academy, Dasuya, which is one of the branches of Darshan Education Foundation, New Delhi, is affiliated to CBSE curriculum. The Principal -Rasik Gupta’s experience in the school has been full of challenges and with the help of his team members, he has been successful in gaining the satisfaction of parents and improving the performance and overall development of the students
Ritu Sharma is the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and Work Experience Coordinator for Science at Shooters Hill Sixth Form College, London, UK. Established in 2002, Shooters Hill Sixth Form College is fully inclusive inner London school with a wide range of diversity and ability levels for students between the ages of 16–19, located in Shooter's Hill in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, London, England. It offers GCSE Sciences up to A level and BTEC courses (vocational).
Ashish Tibdewal is the CEO of the institution and has won the'CEO of the year award' at Times Ascent's 'Dream Companies to Work For. Started in 2004, the school offers ICSE, CBSE, and IGCSE curricula. Every child’s individuality is taken into consideration and guided in every step of the course, encouraging them to experiment and come upon their own strengths and weaknesses themselves. The institution has over 29 branches and 42,000 students to its credit.
An educator for 12 years, Harpreet Kaur currently is the English Literature and History Teacher of the senior section at Bombay Scottish School, Powai. There she is also in charge of the annual Scottish Model United Nations Conference. She is also the recipient of National Level award for Excellence in Social Science Teaching (By NDTV and Educomp)
Ira Shrivastav is the present Chemistry facilitator at Gunma Kokusai Academy, Japan. She has been into the education industry for 18+ years having worked with several renowned educational institutes of India teaching Indian as well as international curriculum.
Mr. Uttam Chatterjee, Principal Academics and Strategic Manager at Harsh International School, Haryana has had quite a unique career path. His journey is interesting, thought provoking and truly inspirational. From laboratories to schools, from a corporate professional to teacher to Principal and from teaching to strategic planning, the learning and teaching process of Mr. Chatterjee has been evolving, unconventional and a much-needed constant.
With a career in education spanning over 19 years, Dr.Shauli Mukherjee has dedicated her life to promotion of child-centric and activity oriented education. A passionate educationist with a background in setting up new age K-12 schools, Dr. Mukherjee had been the Founder Principal of Adamas World School in Kolkata and is currently the Founder Principal of the first STEM school in West Bengal – STEM World School in Kolkata since its inception in 2015.
Rajarshi Ghoshal says that math is the one which gives people a scare. But the scare can get converted into a subject of great interest if they can apply it to their real life situations and he feels that schools do try to bring in a lot of practical applications, but these ideas are not board driven, usually.
Armed with over 20 years of experience in the field of education, P.Kadhiresan is the current Director cum Principal of Altus International School, Chirala (Andhra Pradesh). With a career that started in 1997, Kadhiresan went on to become the founder Principal leading the team at INDIAN BLOSSOMS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL , ONGOLE for about 5 years. Later, he was appointed as Vice-Principal (2013-2017) with Peevees group of Schools, Saudi Arabia.
Equipped with 18 years of teaching experience, Riju Shrivastava, is a Computer Science teacher (PGT) at Delhi Public School, Jaipur for last 6 years. DPS Jaipur follows the CBSE curriculum and has classes from Nursery - XII. Shrivastava's responsibilities include managing the school website, school portal and designing the time table for a total of the 131 teachers.
Sunbeam School, Varuna, based in Varanasi is part of the Sunbeam Group of Education Institutions founded in 1972. The school is affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and has classes from Playgroup to Class XII.Anupama Mishra, Principal of Sunbeam School, Varuna, recently awarded the Re-think Progressive Principals of the year 2017, speaks to School magazine.
Started in 1999, Darshan Academy (a school under Darshan Education Foundation, established by a distinguished scientist and spiritual Master Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj), Jalandhar includes pre-primary classes through to high school and is registered with CBSE. The school is headed by Dinesh Singh as its Principal.
Rosy Public School, situated in Jalalabad, UP, is keen about following an education system that brings out the innate talents of the students, such as fair play, sense of teamwork, and leadership qualities. Sadhna Jha is the principal of Rosy Public School and has enjoyed her role as a teacher and Principal.
SCAD World School founded by Dr. S. Cletus Babu is a co-educational English medium school located in National Highway, Pazhaveli, Chengalpet, Chennai with 1,00,000 square feet built up area. The school follows CBSE curriculum and has classes from KG to VIII standards currently and plans to expand in the coming years.
Amit Sehgal is the principal of the institution for the past one year and the school follows CBSE curriculum. He has about two decades of experience in the education sector and is a widely travelled personThe school has an atmosphere to guide students to appreciate the world and its varied cultural heritage.
Proteach in Nigeria is a company that helps in getting students ready to face international examinations. A huge network of teachers who are highly qualified in as many subjects is associated with Proteach and offer students a personalized coaching based on their learning abilities. Mr. Chiadikaibe Nwarie is a teacher associated with the company for the last 9 months which he says is an excellent experience for him as a teacher who is passionate about his profession.
Indus International School, located in Bangalore, has with more than 1200 students from various countries, about 30% of them being residential scholars, the school has up to grade 12 offering IB PYP, IB MYP, IGCSE, and IB DP curricula. Bhargavi Sharma has been teaching science at Indus International School for the last 4 years now after undergoing training in International education.