Ms. Jayanthi. S
Jayanthi is a very passionate and well trained early childhood educator, her 6 years of experience has aided in investigations and work with children. She holds Masters from Coventry University (UK), is Montessori certified and trained in Waldorf learning. Her global experiences have been an advantage in incorporating best practices in the classroom. She is attuned to each child’s strengths, interests and needs. She is an inquisitive educator with a passion for active, nature and inquiry based play, exploration and learning. Jayanthi is gifted at interacting and playing with children while supporting their desire to learn and explore their environment. She has an innate sense of what each child needs in order to be their best selves.
She has always been passionate about early childhood developmental patterns and the education for the same. Though an Electronic graduate with a diploma in IATA, Ms. Sreeja went on to pursue a Nursery teacher training course from Bharatiya Vidya bhavan, Cochin to give wings to her passion. She was then
posted in Chennai in 2006 after the course. She has worked at schools across the city for over 10 years. Ms. Sreeja as a learner from exposure and experience, has helped in shaping the young minds with passion, dedication, willfulness, patience, flexibility and creativity.
Kindergarten & Tamil
Ms. Shylaja is a trained educator with 4 years of teaching experience. She has a Master’s degree in Mass Communication and Journalism. She is a trained Waldorf educator and believes in using art, music and movement in educating children. She is a fluent in English and Tamil and has sound understanding of Hindi. She is passionate about music and enjoys training children in singing and playing the recorder.
Grade 1 Homeroom & ICT
Shivani is an enthusiastic educator with four years of teaching experience, in addition to significant experience in the IT sector as a graphic & website designer. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Diploma in Animation which she uses to help students in creating their own stop-motion animation films and eye-catching posters. She has always looked to learn, explore, create and forge new paths. She moved into teaching as it also satisfied her urge to give something back to society.
Ms. Saran Kaur
Grade 2 Homeroom & Hindi
Saran is an experienced international educator with over 6 years of PYP teaching experience, including schools in other countries, teaching students from many backgrounds and learning the local language – to go with her fluency in Hindi, Bengali and Punjabi. She is completing her Master’s Research Degree in Education from the University of Bath, United Kingdom, to add to International Diplomas in Early Childhood Learning and a Bachelor of Arts degree. She has significant experience in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) in IB Schools. Apart from teaching, her interests lie in Art and vegan cooking.
Ms. Sundra Kamakshi
Grade 3 Homeroom & Global Perspectives
Sundra is a trained and experienced IB PYP educator with over eight years of teaching experience in international schools in the city. She is our in-house science specialist with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, focusing on physical science, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. She is a passionate facilitator who has the urge to bring in a change in the society. She is a home room teacher for grade 3 and also handles global perspectives. She is fluent in English, Tamil and Hindi and also brings to the school a passion for teaching art forms like dance and music.
Ms. Rajini Shivakumar
Grade 4 Homeroom
Rajini, who resides in Chennai currently, is a Malaysian citizen. She did her schooling in the UK in the IGCSE curriculum before returning to Malaysia to gain a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting (Hons). She has nine years of teaching experience in IGCSE schools across the city. She is a fluent speaker of English, Tamil and Bahasa Malaysia. She enjoys cooking cuisines from all over the world and has a passion for organic farming which she has applied to the development of our school’s organic garden. Her passion for teaching children in the primary years, drives her to find innovative and interesting ways to make learning enjoyable and lifelong. She follows a sustainable way of living which is in line with the ethos of the school.
Ms. Deepthi Shree Volety
Grade 5 Homeroom
She has worked passionately for over nine years in education as a learning facilitator. In the nine years, she has had an opportunity to gain valuable experience in a multitude of roles, some which include three years of serving as a curriculum coordinator in schools in Chennai. She believes in and practices holistic and integrated education and has worked to combine and create a curriculum that has room for the exploration of dance and language. Using her own training and expertise, she has served as an early-years language educator in Spanish as well as Indian classical dance. She has the Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers (CIDTT) certification with a distinction in practice. Making the PYP happen in the classroom has helped her to be adequately informed of international standards for implementing incisive best-practices in any organization. Along with her other numerous qualifications, her travels globally have kept her involved and motivated to work in the field of education.
French, Literacy & Grade 6 Class Teacher
Mahashweta is a qualified and experienced language teacher who has graduated from Sri Aurobindo International Center of Education (Pondicherry). She has lived and studied in her adopted home of France where she received her Master’s Degree in Teaching French as a Foreign Language from the University of Poitiers. She has over 5 years of experience teaching French and English to students in both France and India, including at the Alliance Française of Bombay and Chennai, French Institute of Pondicherry and an international School in the city. She is a fluent speaker of French, English and Bengali, as well as having a sound understanding of German, Hindi, Tamil and Sanskrit. Mahashweta is constantly looking at innovative approaches and courses to better her skills in her teaching practices and enjoys facilitating activities and workshops in the school. She brings to the school a passion for teaching in an innovative and experiential way so that learning can be a joyful process.
Mathematics & ICT
Srividya is a vibrant faculty who holds Masters in Applied Mathematics from Anna University. She is also a CIDTL (Cambridge) trained faculty who strives to kindle students to become critical thinkers and outstanding individuals. Her passion for Mathematics makes her class lively and student-centric. She strongly believes that learning is a life-long process and it has three major steps: Learn, Un-learn and Re-learn. With multiple talents like art and craft, she specializes in bringing the best out of the student.
Ms. Sona Joe
Sona is a committed and very passionate primary teacher. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Cambridge certification in Language learning and teaching. She has over six years’ experience in teaching primary class in IGCSE schools abroad. She has also taught Business Studies and Economics for IGCSE Year 10 and 11. She enjoys a good rapport with children and is enthusiastic about interacting, motivating
and inspiring them. She is fluent in English, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi. She firmly believes that the foundation to teaching is the commitment and willingness to reflect and constantly renew the teaching strategies. Giving one’s best to educate the children will make them confident, responsible and reflective citizens of tomorrow.
Ms. Karthiga Catinat
Karthiga is passionate about teaching and looks for interactive and practical teaching strategies for teaching science in class. She has completed her Master's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Bachelor in Education. She has published papers in the journal of Pharmacy research and Toxicology mechanisms and methods in the field of Phytotherapeutics. She believes that science is more interesting when students learn its applications in real life and science is all about ‘How’ and ‘Why’, that kindles the young mind and that which inculcates the enthusiasm of learning.
Mr. Arun Kumar
Art & Design
Mr Arun holds a Bachelors in Product Design from University of Pune and a Post-Graduation Diploma in Leather goods and Accessories Design from Footwear Design and Development Institute, NOIDA. He has 3 years of Experience in Design Studio, Bangalore and has worked on various Home Decor products and also worked for Bangalore International Airport design projects. He also has 4 years of experience in the field of education and has been with Art & Amp as Design - Program Coordinator. He is recognized for
supporting the integration of International Learning in the Curriculum by the British cCouncil’s UN/IN International School Award 2017 – 2020. He is passionate is about Paintings, Photography and Short Film making.
Mr. Sarvaj Kumar
Mr. Sarvaj kumar holds an undergraduate degree from Solent Southampton University in Football Studies BA (Hons), FIFA Led Post graduate diploma in Sport management from Paris Sorbonne University and further a masters degree from Cardiff Metropolitan University in Strength and Conditioning. As he specializes in football, he holds the UK's FA Level 1 and Level 2 in Football Coaching, FA Level 1 and Level 2 in Youth module award and relevant Children’s Safeguarding / first aid certifications. In terms of experience, he holds a work placement in the role of assistant manager of the under -15 football team as part of university credit in Fareham football club in United kingdom and a year of full time work in St Joseph’s English High School in Puducherry as a Physical education tutor and a Football coach. he possesses a vast knowledge of the Strength and Conditioning required to excel in various sports. He is extremely passionate about Football, Non - Fiction reading and Video games.
She has a bachelor's degree in Education (Gauhati University) and a Master's in Library and Information Science (Gauhati University). Ms. Nibedita has 2 years of experience as a Librarian for all the programmes in IB (PYP, MYP and DP) at an international school in Chennai and is trained in 'Making the PYP happen' and 'Theory of Knowledge' programme.
Theatre Nisha was founded in 2000 with the aim of producing scripts that reflect social issues, however, not in the sense of preaching a sacrosanct resolution, but as a medium of speaking the truth. Over the past 18 years, they have created a niche audience for themselves and have dealt with genres ranging from Indian mythology to ‘in-yer-face’. They believe that theatre is a way of life that lends to creativity, self-expression and exploration, and to this effect have worked with several schools, colleges and corporate organizations.
Ms. Sathyabama is a proactive, energetic individual who utilizes her experience and expertise in developing and implementing physical education lessons. She holds Bachelors in Physical Education and English and a Diploma in Physical Education. With her 11 years of experience as a PE and Swimming coach, Ms. Sathyabama brings with her an expertise in assessment procedures, after school activities and Lifeguard training.
Mr. Evangelist Jayaraj
Evangelist Jayaraj is a distinguished Music Educationalist who has created a unique and successful career in the Western music education. He has completed 5th Grade Theory in Trinity College London and is the founder of K4C International Music Academy that is now an established music school in Chennai and Bengaluru. He has more than 14 years of experience as Director in Music Education. He has guided individuals and groups in playing musical instruments and applications.
Mr. Paul Jeyahar
Mr Paul is a professional hip-hop choreographer with 9 years of experience. He specializes in making dance fun. He has a dance academy called 'My Squad academy of Dance'. He is adept at urban hip - hop, locking and popping, house dance, krumping, dupstep, salsa, contemporary, Indian Bollywood and various other dance forms. He looks at dance as a way to enrich both performers’ and viewers’ lives. He is enthusiastic about using professional experiences, skills, and beliefs to educate new young dancers in the techniques and movements of creative dance. He has choreographed for several schools and colleges. He has received awards for several competitions - the Instinct award, Panacea award, the Priyadarshini award and several other awards all over India. He believes his duty as a dance teacher is to encourage students to learn a variety of dance styles.