"Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts."
- William Hazlitt, Essayist (1778-1838)

 

 
    The People

We are a group of professionals from diverse backgrounds; each an achiever in his/her own area of work; having impeccable credentials in society; accepted as an opinion leader; respected for integrity and commitment; all sharing the mission that every child deserves quality education.

Anurag Sangal, B Com (Hons), FCA, B Ed
Chartered Accountant, Teacher, Educational Consultant, NABET Quality School Examiner
Co-Founder -
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Formerly – Principal of Chinmaya International Residential School (CIRS), Coimbatore- offering the CBSE from Class V through XII and the IB Diploma Progra & Chairman, South Asia International Baccalaureate Schools Association; Teacher of Economics, Business Studies, Theory of Knowledge and General Studies; International Examiner for Economics in the IB Diploma Examinations; Master Trainer for Staff and Students and acknowledged expert in Quality School Operations.

Founder- Anurag Sangal & Co., Chartered Accountants, Dehra Dun in 1984; a sabbatical in academics in 2000 has become a life-long passion and a full time occupation.

Identified in 2007 by the Education World Magazine as one of the `25 Principals changing the face of education in India’ and credited with having the unique blend of ‘academic vision with organisation and management skills’; Serves on the Board/Trustee of many Schools and philanthropic organizations

Anuradha Sangal, M A
Teacher, Educational Consultant, Teacher Trainer, NABET Quality School Examiner
Co-Founder -
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Formerly – Faculty of English, Hindi and Social Studies for Class V – VIII; Section Co-ordinator of Junior School; Co-coordinator of CIRS Community Service and the Creativity-Action-Service (CAS) under the IB Diploma Program at CIRS.

As First Lady of the School - inculcated the CIRS family spirit in every employee, and their families, where each one felt that it is `my school’ and contributed to the school without the barriers of hierarchy in an atmosphere of love, care and faith; deeply involved in the cultural activities in training the children as well as in performing on the stage for various school functions.

Regular participant at learning opportunities viz., Worshops, Seminars and Conferences on education; keen interest in academic research, program development, conduct of staff and student learning strategies.

 

Harveen Ahluwalia, B Sc (Home Sc), B Ed
Teacher, Academic Administrator, Teacher Trainer, Educational Consultant
Primary School Leader -
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An accomplished academician and academic practitioner with a distinguished career of about 4 decades in various Schools across the country as Faculty of English, Co-ordinator, Administrator, Curriculum Developer, Headmistress, Director and now a Master Trainer; experienced and acknowledged expert in building quality on a structured and sustainable platform for the little ones in the Primary School; has worked, set up and led the Primary Section(s) in eminent Schools viz., Loreto Convent - Shimla, Presentation Convent - Srinagar, Air Force School - New Delhi, G D Goenka World School, Gurgaon, Assam Valley School - Tejpur, Kasiga School - Dehra Dun to name a few; keenly interested in working with Teachers and Administrators to develop bespoke methodologies to delivery quality education in the formative years.

She has the unique expertise in integrating children with special needs in mainstream schools and has successfully developed and managed appropriate strategies and pedagogy therefor. Has worked extensively for over 18 years with the under-privileged children; is a founder member of Akshar School - Jaipur; was awarded the Rao Tula Ram Award for Social Service by Her Highness Rani Padmini Devi of Jaipur.

 

Suniti Bhushan Datta, M Sc (Wild Life Sc)
Wilderness/Mountain Skills Educator, Naturalist, Author, Consultant Wildlife Biologist
Outdoor Education Leader - 
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A man of varied interests and passions that include trekking, mountaineering, astronomy, natural history, wilderness survival and navigation, military history, aviation, photography and  long-distance cycling. He is the acclaimed author of 'Birding in the Doon Valley'.

He has worked as a guide and researcher at Ranthambhore, Pench and Bandipur-Nagarahole Tiger Reserves; conducted intensive field research on both tigers and elephants, in and around Rajaji National Park and Corbett Tiger Reserve, and regularly assists the Uttarakhand Forest Department in training nature guides for eco-tourism duties and forest guards for anti-poaching operations.

He has an amazing ability to relate and connect our natural world to the children, who flock to him with questions, answers, ideas and in sheer amazement.

He is alumni of The Doon School, University of Mumbai and the prestigious Wild Life Institute of India, Dehra Dun; and a qualified Life-Guard and First-aider, certified by the Royal Life Saving Society, UK. 

 

Geeta Pardiwalla, B Tech
Engineer, Teacher, Environmentalist, Counselor
Admissions Counselling Leader -
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Truly a multifaceted personality with interests ranging from engineering, ecology, education to the stock market; an outstanding student, she was the only girl in her batch to receive the BE(Civil) Degree from Bombay University in 1976 and worked with Metcalf and Eddy International (USA) and the Tata Consulting Engineers on many projects in India and abroad. 


She diversified as an independent educator in 1983 in order to fulfill her versatile interests in several spheres of education, viz., Member of the team publishing the text book for SSC students of Pune board which was used by about 2,00,000 students per year;has taught Mathematics to ICSE, HSC, CAT, SAT, GMAT and GRE students; received training in child development from Dr Glenn Doman in the USA and started an experimental, innovative preschool, aimed at emotional and intellectual growth of young children, famously known as Lollipops Playgroup.

Geeta made a smooth crossover from educator to successful counselor, with her students being admitted into the finest institutions including Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, Duke, Oxford, Cambridge, LSE and others.

Member of National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC) and Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)

Jyotsna Sharma, BBA
Researcher, Program Developer, Consultant
Client Supervisor - 
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Multitalented young lady with a passionate commitment to edcuation and chlid development.

Made a concious decision to move from the corporate world to work in the area of education deveopment and create value in education work by utilising her knowledge and skills to share value based globally oriented information.

Devoted to  academic research, program design, development of staff and student learning strategies.

 

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