The Cornerstone of CIS dominion
Honey Chitkara is the key fundament and reflects a formidable vision to make the school reach the zenith of its success. She, as the Vice Principal of the school is a believer in individual talent, a dynamic and committed leader and a conscientious human being has revamped the real meaning of education.
She is currently pursuing her PhD with a thorough research in “Just-in-time Feedback” which ruminates over parent engagement features and helps strengthen the bond between parents and the school on unyielding grounds. She also holds to her credit Master of Arts in Education. She as an overseer and a team leader, who paves way for teachers and students to follow, learn, construct and explore veiled talents.
She as the building block of CIS devises strategies, modes and means of education, manoeuvres the admission process and executes all academic and administration activities which include implementation of curriculum, bi-monthly planners, dosages and worksheets, non-scholastic and co-curricular methodologies, research and development of curriculum and different teaching methodologies. Her benefaction also lies in the latest technological advancement, with mentionable inputs like MOOC, App Based Coding, Online Communicative Learning Tool Usage, online content creation and online assessment. She believes in sharing the best practices that completes CIS family as an effective team.
She, apart from this is meticulously engaged in students’ exchange program. Having attended Model United Conference at Stanford University, USA, School Immersion Program in UK and language expedition programme in Switzerland with students she assists in rendering pragmatic exposure to students. Her research based selections in crafting ideas and concepts that join academics and co-curricular activities keeping in mind learning coupled with leisure make her a complete facilitator, educator and leader. She ardently believes that “Education exists everywhere, from the informal environment of family to the formal wings of school; it is continuous, bonded and grand…”
Aasheesh Bhatnagar is the draughtsman of CIS’s Industry-Academia collaboration, admissions and event strategies. He has over two decades of experience in developing and implementing sales and marketing strategies for the promotion of products and services related to Information Technology(IT), IT education, Internet education, IT Enabled services(ITES), BPO-KPO, Nursing education and diagnostic assessment for students from grade 3 to 10.
A Post Graduate in Statistics and a Science graduate, his avid engrossment in the education system, led him to carve a niche in devising learning techniques for the students. He has initiated educational ERP for schools, colleges and universities, thus, coming up with a distinctive concept which is School Pad and College Pad. This concept has assisted in bridging the gap between parents and the school.
Apart from this, he also believes in experiential learning. With innovative event organisation, he renders out-of-the-box learning environment to the students. TEDx and a session on Mumbai Dabbawalas are some of his initiatives which promoted influential ideas and have also helped in fabricating life skills on the part of students. Over the years, he has strengthened guest relations with the promotion of School Academy Industry Interface (SATT) where he and his team liaisons with leading industry professionals who share their best practices at a challenging platform and thus building a substantial academic industry. Overseeing admissions as Admissions Director, he regularly engages with prospective and existing parents to provide vision and direction of present and future education scenario. His ebullient and hospitable disposition helps resolve parents’ grievances at entry and exist levels as well. He conducts trainings and seminars for staff members to instil positive team morale and leadership skills. The whole process is documented through noteworthy PowerPoint Presentations which furnish explicit penetration of school’s vision into the audience. His strong association with press and a fine blend of corporate experience has resulted in devising deep strategies for promoting, marketing and building positive brand image for CIS.
In amalgamation with Office of International affairs, he is also associated with Students’ Exchange program and assist in supplying pragmatic exposure to students through international visits. He believes in giving unprecedented experience to students and so he can undoubtedly be called a promoter of the avant-garde.
Arushi Deo is the bricklayer of CIS educational initiatives. Serving with commitment and involvement as an Academic Controller for an enormous 10 years, she is the mainstay of CIS Academics. Master of Business Administration Degree and Bachelor of Education degree rolled to her credit.
She is highly accomplished in construction and conduction of the school curriculum and is associated with conduction of training sessions inside and outside the school to brush teaching skills of the new recruits. Serving as Resource Person by the Education Department, she is ardently engaged in developing comprehensive academic programme and curriculum, students on course guidance, monitoring study habits and learning curves and supervising the assessment and feedback. Experimentation, creation and customization of Education are her passions which lead her in managing and orienting faculty development programmes and workshops, as well as training and relocation for new faculties. She believes in inculcating spontaneous and progressive decision making, freedom of expression and confidence on the part of students.
Kiran Singh is the dauntless spirit of CIS. An affectionate yet stalwart educator of the school, she is a diligent and highly organised operator and Hindi Coordinator as well. She holds Master of Arts degree in History and Masters of Education degree which assisted her to become a tireless researcher in every field of Education.
She enjoys the credit of solely constructing and successfully managing, supervising and running the Department of Hindi for the past 10 years and also an efficient Research and Development co-ordinator. She has been experimenting with new and novel teaching-learning techniques with evolving time and needs to support individualised learning and helping students explore the zenith. Her innovation of teaching and learning modes reach out to every possible subject and range from book designing to tech-savvy methods. Her innovative practice in introducing Table Tackler for Grade 1 and 2 has been commendable.
She oversees and administers the varied Olympiads and Competitive Examinations with full fervour and strategic implementation. As a SPOC (Sole Point of Contact) of grade 7, 8, 9 and 10, her motherly and loving disposition motivates the students and makes it easy for them to scale thorough the demands of learning.
Savdeep Chawla is a tranquillizing aura of CIS. As a significant resource person and as an administrative coordinator, she reflects her engrossment in parent connection; query solving, implementing education based administrative systems, procedure, and strategies, monitoring administrative projects, and maintaining suggestion programme for parents and guardians.
A Bachelor of Science (Home Science), B.Ed. and Master of Child Psychology to her acclaim, she is committed to comprehending students’ psyche, apprehensions and inquiries and is pro at quick resolves and rectifications. She cushions parent satisfaction and student benefits by fitting and apt handling of the grievance cell through her expert solutions and resolutions for all the appeals and queries.
Her benefaction also lies in handling operations, sensitive concerns and information relating to staff, parents and students, counselling students in every aspect, monitoring discipline and also engaging in policy making. She, apart from this is vivaciously associated with digitalization of admin connect with parents, ensuring the case of transactions and operations through Online Catalogue. She believes education as source of real life wisdom and character building. Thus, as a fundament administrator and facilitator, she puts all her efforts towards actualization of student-friendly education system and environment.
Kanchan Gupta is a buoyant breeze of CIS. As a pleasant facilitator for her students and an excellent arranger of academics, she is highly optimistic in her attitude and handles smooth functioning of academics in the school, including daily studies, practical tasks, activities, assessments and evaluations.
Working as an Assistant Academic Coordinator, she holds to her credit Master degree in Biotechnology and Masters Degree in Education along with a rich teaching experience of more than 8 years for which she renders her assistance in framing, designing, working and conduction of various Science and technology based projects and programmes. She is also working as TECH8 curriculum developer. Apart from this, she is a pundit in statistics and data analysis.
As the SPOC (Sole Point of Contact) of grade 3 and 4, she is the perfect connect and solution for parents, students and teachers providing guidance to students on academic goals and educational issues. She also initiates classroom regulation and etiquette among students through her affectionate and pleasing countenance. With consummate knowledge, she is efficient in individual handling of students’ academic needs and thrives to derive innovative ways to make an individual student discover a new concept and a new way to learn at every step. With an expert hand in statistical techniques and research based approaches, she has won accolades for her contribution in school.
The crème de la crème
Prabhjot Kaur is a meticulous educator whose endeavour boasts of pragmatic, strategic and current approaches. Serving as an Assistant Academic Coordinator, she strives to learn and explore new conducts of teaching-learning techniques for the betterment of pupils.
As a practitioner and promoter of practical, individualised and mastered learning, she is currently pursuing her PhD in Assessment and Feedback distinctively for grade 1 and 2. Her profile also boasts of double masters, with Master of Science (Zoology) and Masters of Education. Being the SPOC (Sole Point of Contact) of grade 1 and 2, she works with parents, and teachers regarding lesson content, study modules, instruction methodology and educational issues. Her contribution and profile work towards the school’s education space includes monitoring learning patterns, formative and summative examination handling, working on school blue prints, planners and dosages, interaction with subject facilitators and associated faculty coordination. She is a strong backer of individualised learning an advocate of programmed teaching learning process as per the global demands, and is efficiently imbibing the same in the base formation years of the students.
As a prolific, orator, she adds the sparks and zeal in student preparation and participation in varied debates, elocutions, declamations, speeches and parleys. Her work merges into co-curricular areas with significant contributions in Annual Function Scripts, as well as academic and non-academic competition preparations.
Avneet Singh is the capacitor of CIS. Stretching from managing the organization’s resources, helping and creating organizational and programme concepts and budgets, Avneet Singh is explicable for his contribution in Office of Academics, Office of Admissions, Office of Academic Support, Office of Infrastructure, Office of International affairs and other technical departments.
As a constant voice of guidance and support and operations manager, he is a resolute and hard working member of Chitkara International school and is associated with the management, organisation and smooth functioning of various events within and outside the school, faculty workshops, academic and administrative proceedings and trips and tours. Being a composed foreman, he excellently maintains cordial relations with parents resolving issues which help strengthen the bond between parents and the school.
He, apart from this is a stalwart sportsperson with a Masters degree in Physical Education, heads the Office of Sports and thus manoeuvres the Chitkara Academy of Sports and its functioning. He enthusiastically coordinates with the sports instructors for sports curriculum, varied zonal, regional, national and international sports events which renders pragmatic exposure to students. He firmly believes that games and sports render leadership qualities such as ethics, integrity, self motivation, empathy which can shape a child into a better human being.
Sahbi Singh is the DNA of CIS Co-Curricular Activities. A creative individual herself and an Assistant Activity Coordinator, her profile boasts of Master of History in Arts and Bachelors in Fine Arts (Applied Arts). Her efforts are towards impeccable amalgamation of Co-curricular Activities and Academics to ensure fun-filled learning for the students.
Theme based Annual Function, Annual Sport Meets; varied levels of Competitions are functional under her able guidance, supervision and creative proposals. She has been providing the school with invaluable and innumerable suggestion, co-curricular planners, and ideas in her 8 years tenure and has been rigorously working towards building teamwork, gamesmanship, self-discipline and hard work in every student through non-formal and informal ways of co-curricular. She also serves as a uniting force by connecting University and Industry to school with respect to co-curricular through the innovative idea of SQUADS at CIS where the students put into practice their varied talents and learn with experts. She is an extremely talented and creative art educator, motivating her students to elevate with their imagination.
Alka Thapa is a ladylike figure of CIS. Her courteous and polite personality graces up her surroundings and tiny tots as well. She, as an Academic Coordinator has skilfully designed curriculum for the kindergarten students to make lessons enriched with knowledgeable facts so that the tiny tots enjoy them ardently.
Her knowledge and experience of 5 years in handling students and dealing issues regarding Kindergarteners is invaluable to the school. Her profile also boasts of Post Graduation in Geology and Bachelor in Education. She has also completed her Cambridge International Examination Professional Development Course (July 2015). She fervently takes time out to train teachers and has introduced the Cambridge Primary curriculum very effectively for Cygnets (Sr. K.G).
Ms. Alka Thapa commenced her journey as a teacher in Kindergarten and later happened to lead a team of daring and dedicated teachers who believed that teaching is a two way process where not only the students but the teachers also undergo a continuous journey of learning experiences. Her sheer dedication has helped Kindergarten develop into a colourful world of knowledge. She and her team has created an enthusiastic environment and made learning a happy journey for each child.
Navdeep Kaur is a creator of fun educational ideas for CIS. As a member of the Activity Team (Junior Wing), Navdeep creates, plans and executes all the activities for our kindergarten classes. Her science background with a Masters in Science (Zoology) combined with a Masters in Education give her excellent base for her wonderful experimental activity ideas. Using the combination of both her degrees, Navdeep carefully tailors activities to the age group and abilities of our kindergarten classes. She’s passionate about trying new ideas and new ways of learning that make children enjoy learning. These great activities have made her a favourite with our students who are always eager to see what new she has in store for them. Students flourish through her fun based style of learning that focuses on allowing students to explore and be creative without pressure.
Dr. Gurpreet Bedi
A benign presence of CIS, Dr. Gurpreet Bedi is the competent General Physician who has commendably handled the entire health department of the school on single handed level for the last 6 years. She holds to her credit Bachelor in Ayurveda in Medicine and Surgery and Master in Food and Dietetics.
A dedicated and hardworking General Physician, she organizes health camps in association with Indus Hospital for the students. She fervently organizes counselling sessions for students, teachers and even for non-teaching staff to enhance their knowledge on health issues according to the need of the hour. With several articles from the doctor’s desk, she unveils important facts about health, food and nutrition. She inculcates versatile capabilities to run the Health Department of the school effectively. She believes good health to be one of the major factors to attain success in life.
Nidhi Sharma is the contriver of comprehensive tasks in CIS. A creative and stalwart individual herself, her profile boasts of 9 years of experience in Education management and customer service which renders her an opportunity to handle comprehensive tasks in the school dominion.
She, as the Senior Manager in the Office of Academic Support holds to her credit Bachelors of Commerce for which she is able to handle admission team and devise different marketing strategies. Inculcating effective communication, leadership and issue resolution skills, she manoeuvres parent-school relationship, handling queries, admission process, alumni relations, international visitors/guests, school tours, policy issues, communicative strategies, media coverage, press conferences and media management.
With ingenious event organisation, she furnishes out-of-the-box learning environment to the students. TEDx, a session on Mumbai Dabbawalas and various educative sessions with P.T. Usha, Barry John and Tom Alter are some of her initiatives which promoted prestigious ideas and have also helped in fabricating life skills on the part of students. She regularly engrosses with prospective and existing parents to provide vision and direction of present and future education framework. Her buoyant and hospitable countenance helps resolve parents’ grievances and queries. With efficacious communication strategies and corporate experience she devises deep strategies for promoting, marketing, press conferences, media management and also building a promising brand image for CIS.
Apart from this, she unleashes her creative energy by engaging in content writing for school’s website, publicity brochures, press releases, in-house journals, social mediums and branding collateral for internal and external communication. She aspires to promote CIS as a strong brand in school education and promote its best educational practices globally.
Anmol Verma is the diligent foreman of CIS. He oversees and initiates multifarious programs which help develop the school comprehensively. Being the significant part of the Office of Co-curriculars, he rigorously works to leverage the co-scholastic arena of the school. The theme based Annual Function, inter-house competitions and other co-curricular activities are functional under his able guidance, supervision and creative standpoint. With Bachelor of Engineering rolled to his credit, he becomes a fundamental component of the Office of Online Support Services of the school which ruminates and constantly works for the development of school’s ERP system and the Social Media profiles of the school to have our prospective outreach of services to parents and students.
Apart from this, he also believes in pragmatic and experiential learning. For him, learning is only fruitful when it is practical. With the meticulous organization of varied Educational and Industrial visits, and by heading the Office of Alumni, he renders unprecedented and practical learning experiences to the students.
His fervent engrossment in fabricating the academic framework of the school has led him to spear an insightful harpoon in the lives of the students.
Kritika Dhingra is the careful caretaker of our student’s minds and emotions. In her function as the Child Psychologist, Kritika provides an essential part to the holistic wellness of our students. Her warm nature and understanding heart make our students confident and safe in discussing any of their concerns or issues with her. Her dedication to maintaining the confidentiality of her charges is steadfast. Students can turn to her to sooth any problem of their hearts without fear.
During her Masters in Psychology from Panjab University she focused on Counselling and Behavioural Psychology as well as supplemented her degree with extra add on courses in Guidance and Counselling, making her well prepared to be the strong asset to CIS that she is. Kritika’s counselling is key to building strong relationships between staff, teachers and students. Her unique approach to discipline gets to the root of problems, understanding why students do certain things so that teachers can work together with students to create good habits.
Kiritika also brings this spirit of collaboration and discussion into her teaching as the regular teacher of Grade 11 Psychology. She makes students feel their views are appreciated and their voices heard in class by treating each and every class as a group effort and staying open to listening instead of telling.
Monika Mukh is the human encyclopaedia of CIS. An ardent reader and a librarian, she holds to her credit three years Diploma in Library Science, B.Lib. Science, Masters in library and information sciences, P.G. Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication and MBA in Human Resource Development with 14 years of experience.
As information service provider, she manages, organises, evaluates and disseminates information, providing support to patrons of an academic community including students, parents, grandparents, and lecturing staff. Her pivotal role involves facilitating and supporting learning by teaching information retrieval skills to students and staff within classrooms and virtual learning environment.
Her benefaction also lies in three research papers and one article which had been covered in national conference, organized by Chandigarh Librarians’ Association, and Mentor Magazine which eventually carved a niche in school’s progress. Apart from this, she also assists in rendering reference services to the students from Grade 3 onwards with Senior Wing Library, and on behalf of kindergarten students she facilitates reading by involving grandparents through Kindergarten library. She enthusiastically strives to inculcate reading habits in students.
Rashi Verma is the fabricating voice of CIS. She is a creative, detailed and an experimental holder of the pen along with being an ardent reader. Holding Masters Degree in English literature and B.A. Honours degree in English.
She, as a member of English Team assists school in writing, editing, and proofreading school’s technical content, question papers, task sheets, planners, dosages and blue prints. She is fervently involved in scripting of letters, circulars, desk letters, invitations and further procedural communications. With rich learning environment in the school, she is explicit in her work and ruminates each and everything carefully with other team members. Her endeavour and hard work has carved a niche in school’s positive disposition.
Shalini Somra is the energetic personage of CIS. As enduring and hardworking team worker and as an Assistant Academic Executive, she supports all the elements of academics. An innovative Science Instructor herself with Masters in Industrial Chemistry (Pharmaceutical Sciences) and Bachelors in Education to her credit.
She is widely associated with practical, and project based teaching that is blended and demonstrative in nature. She is efficient in the functioning of instructional programmes, student and staff engagement, report coordination, timeline based assessments, and formative and summative examination conduction. Along with, she is a strong liaise between the technical, DTP and Academic Team ensuring proper academic flow.
As the SPOC (Sole Point of Contact) of Grade 7 and 8, she tackles, assesses and provides feedback on student learning, performance and evaluation and ensures proper and regular study. Taking the responsibility for school and class timetable management, teacher substitution and organization, she is certainly the spine of the routine flow.
Vidhi Khullar is a perspicacious hue of CIS. Striving to learn and explore new conducts of teaching-learning techniques for the betterment of pupils, her profile boasts of Masters Degree in Economics, Bachelor of Education Degree, and Foundation Course on Education of Children with disabilities.
Her contribution and profile work towards the school’s education space includes monitoring ASL (Assessment in Speaking and Listening) and conduction of Olympiad examinations with appropriate faculty coordination.
Apart from this, she is an ingenious English instructor of the school, who strives hard to improve understanding of the language among students for further development. She is extremely talented and motivates her students to elevate with their imagination with proper writing skills and techniques.
Lavneet Bhalla is a painstaking Science preceptor of CIS. Her profile boasts of Post graduation Diploma in Computer Applications, Masters Degree in Science, and Bachelor of Education Degree which makes her a dexterous Science instructor.
Her 5 years experience enriches her knowledge in every aspect, thus, maximizing her comprehensive understanding for realising requisites to build a goal-oriented school. Apart from this, she is also a part of Examination cell and Olympiad Team where she conducts, controls and supervises several Olympiad examinations and school examinations by acting as a vigilant overseer. She avidly aspires that the students of CIS should clear International level of MaRRS International Spell Bee and brings laurels to the institution.
Kamaljit Kaur is the simpatico personage of CIS. She holds to her credit Bachelor of Education Degree and Bachelors Degree in Science. Since 1997, she has been spreading smiles and knowledge as a teacher and guide.
With three years of teacher training in England, she is proficient in guiding teachers with several teaching tactics in order to build a fruitful learning environment in CIS.
She is also associative with Examination Cell and Olympiad Team where she, with other zealous members manoeuvres each and every exam efficiently. Her endowment as a teacher, mentor and task master proved fructiferous for CIS with times. She is a committed leader who wishes to take school to zenith of its success and aspires for all around growth and development of its students.
Priyanka Sharma is the welcoming presence organizing a wonderful experience for every guest at CIS. Behind the scenes of every event, every function and every guest visit , Priyanka’s dedicated work is making them all run smoothly. From the planning stages through to the finish, every detail is carefully planned and supervised by her to make sure all our visitors have the best possible time here.
A true home grown treasure, she was educated at our own Chitkara University, where she graduated with a degree in Hotel Management. After three years experience at different international chain five star hotels, she returned to the Chitkara family as CIS’s Hospitality Manager.
Priyanka is an asset in so many ways, not only does she handle events and guests, She is always innovating new menu ideas, ensuring quality and food safety, and handling all the little details that go into making these things happen.
Priyanka also is a great asset to our students; she heads Hospitality and Grooming Squad at CIS. She frequently holds workshops for students on various food related topics such as etiquette, cooking, recipes, careers in hospitality, and nutrition.