Hema has been associated with us since 2001 and has held several positions across curricula (PYP, MYP IBDP, CIE and CBSE). She is a versatile person with varied interests like theatre, reading, traveling, organizing exchange programs and events, designing courses, teacher training programs and also facilitating workshops. Her key strengths are her relationship and interpersonal skills, her strong sense of responsibility, open-mindedness and loyalty to her work and her students.
Ms. Shaila joined Oakridge in June 2013 as a Senior Secondary Chemistry Teacher. She comes with a rich experience of working for more than 18 years in reputed schools in Chennai and Bahrain. Prior to her teaching career, she was closely associated with I.I.T. Chennai as a project associate researching on high-temperature superconductors.
In 2014 she was appointed as the Coordinator of the CBSE Senior Secondary Curriculum where she led the team by example. She has demonstrated strong content and curriculum knowledge and relevant pedagogic techniques in teaching, and hence, revolutionized the teaching methods by introducing flipped classrooms. Her strengths were evident when as a Coordinator, she encouraged, inspired and drew the best out of individual teachers and also worked together. Her professional approach helped provide high-quality teaching, thus improving the standards of student achievement. She developed good to connect with the teachers, parents, students and other stakeholders and with her innovative and creative ideas, she has helped in enhancing the parents’, teachers’ and business partners’ satisfaction.
Ms. Ritu Agrawal is a passionate educator who started her teaching career in 2001. Her tenure with Oakridge started in 2005 and has more than 10 years of IB PYP experience in diverse disciplines – Home room teaching, Team leader and Segment coordination. She has expertise in Curriculum design, technology integration, assessment and evaluation, professional development for teachers, learning styles and school administration related skill.
She is trained and familiar with the IB pedagogy, has attended several IB Regional Workshops, and visited various Preschool across countries. She believes that learning happens easily when the child is actively involved in the learning process and makes it her goal to make every child’s education a positive, happy experience and to help develop the confidence necessary to become a risk-taking, problem-solving, life-long learner.
Parents, staff, and children admire her for her passion, commitment to quality, dedication, and love for children. She works to ensure that the curriculum, the learning environment, staffing, resources and community involvement in the school are all focused on quality outcomes for students.
Jasjit has been working with us since 2016. She joined as Student Advisor and quickly moved on to lead the PYP at Oakridge International School, Bengaluru. She has over 15 years of experience in education which includes teaching, mentoring, training, content development, programme management, curriculum development, process improvement and relationship management.
Jasjit graduated in science with a B.Ed. degree from Guru Nanak Dev University, Punjab. She holds a Diploma for Teaching Children with SLD and has Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers. She also has certification from Cornell on the ‘Psychology of Leadership’. Her interests include reading, listening to music and traveling. Her son, Amrit, is studying MS Accounting at NYU and her daughter Komal, is studying Comparative Literature at UCB.
Ms. Sweta Verma joined Oakridge International School, Newton School in the year 2006. With over 10 years of experience as an IB educator, her experience ranges from being a Hoom Room Teacher, Team Leader, Activity Coordinator to the present position of Headmistress, Primary Segment. She has undergone several IB training in connection with various roles.
The most recent ones being the IB regional workshops on Pedagogical Leadership and Understanding Leadership.A passionate learner as well as an educator, Sweta will always put the students’ needs first. Indeed, that passion for learning and values is evident in all she does.Ms. Sweta has organized and conducted in-house training programmes for the PYP staff. She has also contributed in organizing all major events and in-house events during her tenure as Activity Coordinator. She is known for her leadership, team management, and parent communication. And the best part is her ability to work effectively and efficiently with diverse people. She feels that the qualities like sincerity, honesty, courage, co-operation, patriotism are important for the children to face the competition of today’s world. It’s one of the mantras to make a child grow socially, physically and intellectually.
Mrs. Sandhya Maddineni
Parent of SreeJai - Class EY2
Oakridge has been a source of joy in our son's learning journey. I have seen the school, that constantly re-invent itself and rise above numerous challenges to provide an excellent educational platform for students.
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