Galaxy of Mentors
Ms Goldy Malhotra, Director – Academic Staff College and Administration, MRIS.
Best described as a poet, painter and educationist, Ms Goldy Malhotra has had an illustrious career in teaching, fine arts, administration and innovative experimentation. Graduating in Home Science from Panjab University, Chandigarh, where she secured the first rank, Ms Malhotra also holds a M.Sc degree in Food and Nutrition from Delhi University and M.A. in History of Art from Punjab University, Chandigarh where she once again stood first. With several awards and recognitions to her credit, Ms Goldy Malhotra is the proud recipient of the Shiksha Shiromani Award by the International Study Circle – 2002; the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award – 2002; the Dr. Radhakrishnan Award – 2003, the Teacher’s Award by CBSE – 2004 and the President’s National Teacher’s Award – 2010, to name just a few. She has also been a Lecturer (Food & Nutrition) in Government Home Science College, Chandigarh from 1971-1974; taught M.A. (History of Art) students at the Panjab University from 1981 to 1985 and was the Principal of DAV Public School, Sreshtha Vihar, Delhi from January 1989 to April 2000 and Principal of Modern School, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi from 2000 to 2011. At an international level, she has visited Melbourne University in a Teacher Exchange Programme organised by the Australian Government and later invited by the Canadian Embassy to visit leading Canadian Universities in 2010. In 2013, Ms Malhotra became the Executive President, Ansal’s Chain of Schools. She has also authored books on poems, the environment and therapeutic nutrition. Despite her busy schedule, Ms Goldy appeared in a leading role in a serial ‘Pankhuriyan’ televised on DD1 and conceptualised and organised an interactive chat show ‘Meri Baat’ for DD Bharati.
Sanyogita Sharma, Director – MRIS
Mrs Sanyogita Sharma began her career as an English lecturer in Women’s College Amritsar. She joined DAV Public School, Sector 14, as PGT English in 1989 and was designated as the headmistress in 1993. With two decades of experience behind her, she has been the Principal of MRIS Sector- 21C, Faridabad, for eight years. Presently, she is the Principal of MRIS Charmwood and the Director of both MRIS 21C and MRIS Charmwood.
Mamta Wadhwa, Principal | MA (Pol.Sc.), B.Ed. Experience: 26 Years
Mamta Wadhwa, MA (Pol. Sc.), B Ed. is specially trained in pre-primary education and has a rich experience of 26 years. Earlier, she was the Principal of Ryan International School, Fbd, for 14 years. Mrs Wadhwa, Founder Principal of MRIS Sector 14 for 8 years, has played a pivotal role in making MRIS 14. She believes in students being exposed to the right learning environment and bringing forth an enjoyable, rewarding and positive experience. She has been felicitated with the Vidyashree Award, the Avantika Samman and has been honored by The British High Commission for her commitment and service to society for promoting better education.
Mrs. Dhriti Malhotra, Principal | MA (English), B.Ed. Experience: 30 Years
With almost 3 decades of rich experience behind her, she has earlier held the reigns of Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj New Delhi and Scottish High International School, Gurugram as the Principal. She believes that every child is unique and born with inherent talent which needs to be groomed and polished. She envisions that every child excels in a sport and art (performing as well as fine) activity along with academic excellence.
Mrs. Malhotra has initiated the Special Education Needs (SEN) Department in the schools that she has led. The Inclusive Education Programme aims to integrate students with learning disabilities in mainstream education and addressing their needs so as to bring out the best in them.
Her passion for education and innovative teaching, meritorious work in the field of Social Welfare, Indian Culture, Music, Dance and Art has been rightly recognized and she has been felicitated with the ‘Progressive Principal of India for the year 2017’, ‘Vidyashree Award’, ‘Avantika Dr. Radhakrishna Samman’, ‘Best Educationist Award’, ‘The Best State Principal –Haryana Zone’, ‘Best Mentor’ award by Global SOTY Foundation and many more. Under her leadership, MRIS-46 has been awarded accreditation by the US based AdvancEd Commission for five years based on the School’s exemplary performance in all areas.
She joined the Manav Rachna Group in June 2009 at MRIS-46 where she began her journey of turning the MRIS vision and mission into a reality. School has grown from a strength of 125 children to almost 2800 children in a span of just 9 years.
Seema Malhotra, Principal | M.A. (Sociology), B.Ed Experience: 25 Years
Ms Seema Malhotra has been trained through Cambridge International Examination Teacher’s Training Programme, Primary Years Programme (PYP) of International Baccalaureate. Ms Seema Malhotra began her career as a primary teacher and has worked in various reputed schools such as Ryan International School, D.A.V. Public School, Faridabad, Cambridge Public School, Bangalore, and Scottish High International School, Gurugram. She has worked in various levels of Coordinator, Headmistress and Vice Principal. She has been at the helm of affairs in Manav Rachna International School, Mayfield Gardens, Gurugram since its inception in the year 2009 and has the proud privilege of heading it and running it successfully till March 2014. Since April 2014 onwards she is steering MRIS-21C, Faridabad. Mrs Malhotra is also trained as a yoga teacher. With her 25 years of experience and an eye for detail, she is committed to mentoring and guiding teachers, students and parents. As an educationist, she inspires all to give in their best. She believes that every child is unique and has special abilities, which should be nurtured to create master pieces.
Pooja Puri, Principal | M.Sc (Hons.) B.Ed Experience: Over 24 Years
Mrs Pooja Puri has to her credit a rich experience of over 24 years, from kindergarten to under graduate level. She has undergone Instructional Leader Course in Innovation Teaching at I Discover I. She has been specially trained in Pre-Primary and Primary education. Through her career she has been with institutes like D.P. S. Agra, Air Force School, Agra, as Headmistress and Amity International School, Sector 46, Gurugram as Vice Principal. Her international experience includes several cultural exchange programs, conferences and workshops. She is a trained Kathak dance instructor, teacher trainer and reiki master. She has earned many accolades in painting, sculpturing dramatics, dance, music, choreography (dance and drama), yoga, and acrobatics to name a few.
She has earned many awards, including nomination for the Indian Air Force AFWWA (Air Force Wives Welfare Association) Award by Mrs Harveen Krishnaswamy, President AFWWA (Central), 2002 and Appreciation by US Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs for promoting mutual understanding between India and USA through the support of NSLIY program (Aug 2012).
Ms. Nindiya Saket, Principal | M. Sc (Applied Biology), L.LB, B.ED., Experience: 19 Years
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Dr. Rupali Saini, Principal | M.A.PhD (Eng). LL.B, M.Ed.
Being in the field of Education for more than a decade, Dr.Rupali Saini believes that everyone and everything around you is your teacher.All one needs is to look in to and sometimes look beyond,move from the known and be willing to explore the unknown.
Arpita Chakraborty, Principal | M.Sc (Molecular Biology), B.Ed., (CSIR-UGC NET), MBA (Educational Administration), PG Diploma in School Leadership and Management (PGDSLM) MRIS – Charmwood