In the capacity of Principal, Ms. Sheela Menon has successfully translated the organization?s vision, mission and core values to build a community of students and teachers who are focused towards progress at an individual level and also on a larger platform. She envisages the goals and objective of the organization and is fully committed towards achieving academic excellence. Proven track record of academic excellence, sporting excellence, entrepreneurial and leadership endeavours of students and a dedicated community of teachers and parents stand testimonial to her efforts.
She maintains an excellent rapport with all the stakeholders. She has excellent communication skills and connects well with parents across various cultures. A warm and humane personality, she is much loved by her students and admired by her colleagues.
She brings with her the expertise of setting up of a new school and benchmarking performances. Her areas of competency include curriculum designing from Kindergarten to senior school, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Programmes for staff, School Improvement Plans and Student Development Plan (SDP). She has a keen interest in educational technology. E ?learning and development of future skills sets are areas that she is currently focusing on. She is driven by the fact that children need to be competent and current in this competitive ever-changing world. Innovation is the key point of learning and she is a great motivator to her teachers and encourages them to think-out-of-the-box in order to bring out the best learning outcomes.
Visionary & Compassionate Leader:
She was instrumental in taking the school?s inspection rating from Acceptable to Very Good in a short span of 5 years. Her determination is also behind the school winning a number of accolades and prestigious awards for the schools where she was employed including for self and organization. The greatest achievement has been the winning of the Golden Peacock Award for the Organization in the ?Innovative Product/ Service? category at the Institute of Directors (IOD) India?s 28th World Congress on Leadership for Business Excellence and Innovation. This is supported by the Ministry of Economy, the Government of the UAE. This project is very close to her heart as it deals with inclusion and it is her ceaseless effort towards sensitizing individuals towards the ?people of determination/ students with special abilities? and creating homogenous groups who would contribute towards making inclusion a part of their lives.
The other awards include GESS Education Award 2019 for Inclusion & Wellbeing, Ramakrishna Bajaj?s MQH Best Practices Award 2019 for Student Wellbeing, Global Innovative School Award for Innovation in Pedagogy and recognized in 2019 as one of the Top 5 Indian Curriculum Schools in UAE. She has been instrumental in driving several innovative approaches including programs for students of determination, charity drives, volunteering programs and training students to set world records.
Education & experience:
Ms. Sheela Menon holds a Post Graduate Degree in Economics and a professional Degree in Education from one of the top educational institutes of India including a course in teaching from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is currently pursuing PhD in Economics. She has more than 25 years of rich experience in both teaching and leadership roles from different parts of the India and UAE.
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