Principal, Primary School
A nurturing and caring educator for a decade at B.D. Primary Ms Minal, in her two years as the Principal of Primary School, has strengthened the Primary School academically – a rigorous and experiential curriculum and formed a strong trust-based partnership with the various stakeholders. She is a passionate educator who walks the talk with integrity in all she does.
Equipped with a Master of Elementary Education from the prestigious Tata Institute of Social Sciences and a Certificate in School Management and Leadership, an online offering of HBS and HGSE, Ms Minal considers herself an educator-learner. Empowering her team of teachers and motivating them to upskill themselves and serve the children passionately, she is proud and humbled to head a team of over eighty educators who embody the school’s vision of meaningful and authentic learning.
Ms Minal believes school systems should prepare students for the unknown – a world beyond school, to find solutions to problems known and unknown. She believes education should be trust and relationship-based, focus on learning and learners’ empowerment, and evolve with changing times.
Besides working for students, she is interested in teacher development, as she believes teachers are the backbone of the education system. Partnering with teacher-training colleges, mentoring future educators and providing future teachers with an opportunity to see a different form of education and teaching-learning, she believes, may ignite a change, though small, in the Indian education landscape.
An ardent traveller who loves to explore the world, and every nook and corner of India, she never misses an opportunity to visit different schools during her travels. She enjoys listening to thought leaders and educators who champion innovative practices.