Hailing from a family of award-winning and innovative teachers, Dr. Kusum D’sa, the current Principal of Vibgyor School, Kulur, Mangalore, has had a career spanning over 26 years in the education sector.
"It is one of the noblest of jobs and is a whitecollar job as well. When it comes to the IT sector jobs for example, you can be replaced by someone who is more technically bright. But in the field of education, you keep
sharpening your teaching skills as long as you are in it."
Ms. Padmalata K, teacher-turned-Principal at Nalanda Educational Institutions, Vijayawada has close to 3 decades of experience as teacher and administrator, her stories and ideas are enriching and thought-provoking.
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.
Siva Rama Sarma is an IBDP and MYP Physics teacher having 16 years of teaching experience in Physics in various curriculum. He is working as an IBDP and MYP Physics teacher at Oakridge International school – Hyderabad for the last one year. The Oakridge international school is an IB continuum school offering Primary year to Diploma programme.
Kalpana Sharma is the current AS and A Level Biology facilitator at Sanjay Ghodawat International School, an International residential school based in Kolhapur. Sharma has over 2 decades of experience in the education sector having worked as Head of Department, Subject Co-ordinator and Academic Co-ordinator at various institutions across India.
Kausar Hossain, an innovative Science Communicator cum Chemistry Teacherand Educational Administrative professional, is the current Head of Faculty (Science) at Goldcrest High (A Vilas Rao Deshmukh Foundation School) Latur, Maharashtra, India. He teaches Chemistry at ICSE, ISC level at the school.
Mr. Clayton Richard David, Vice Principal at Gokuldas Public School, Kolkata, dreamt of being a teacher following his mother’s inspiration. His passion is visible from the fact that he has been teaching ever since he was in senior school.
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.
Aareena Dhillon, born and brought up in Mumbai, India, is now a STEAM educator in Louisiana based Baton Rouge international School having completed her Masters in Science (in Solid State Physics) and a Bachelor’s degree in Science and Education.
“It is extremely important to think and deliver your message in the right manner. The patience level in children has taken a downward trend and they are very reactive these days. We have to ensure that we think before we speak in front of children.”
Amit Kumar Jha is a Maths PGT (Post Graduate Teacher) at the CBSE board - Viraj Sri Ram Centennial School, located in Boisar, Maharashtra. The school is a joint venture of Viraj Profiles Ltd. along with Shriram Centennial School. In addition to teaching Maths, Jha is also the house master, class teacher and external exam in-charge at the school.
Dr. C.S Balachandran runs the The Institute of Geographical Studies in Bangalore. He has completed his Phd in Geography from US. He returned back to India in 1998. He initially tried to teach Geography in schools but for various reasons he didn’t find teaching Geography in schools interesting. Instead today he devotes his efforts towards organising workshops for students and even parents!
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.