My mother, who served as a Professor in a reputed degree college and later as the Principal until she retired, is my inspiration for choosing education as my calling. In my experience of both teaching and administrative roles in the top ranking international schools for the last 20 years, I believe education is the most effective way of first, positively transforming myself, and by extension and design, the children at my school, the colleagues at my workplace and the families I am responsible for.
The ethos and vision of Oakridge, Bangalore to create compassionate, future-ready individuals who can positively influence the world, resonates with my larger purpose in life. My role as the Principal at Oakridge is a means to serve the community (students, parents and teachers) with responsibility, clarity and joy so that our children can achieve far beyond our imagination. I do this by establishing a culture of cooperation and collaboration between all stakeholders because I firmly believe that we succeed only by working together.
Continuous and excellent professional development for all our teachers, safe and supportive environment for all our learners and a focused emphasis on all round student achievement in academics, sports, music and art, sums up the education strategy I have been implementing at Oakridge. Being part of the prestigious Nord Anglia Education (NAE) group of 73 premier schools across the world, gives our students access to visit and participate in events curated by the world renowned MIT (Massachusetts Institute of technology), thrive in music, drama and art due to our tie up with The Julliard School (New York), and opportunities to participate and present papers at UNICEF.