The Team

TEAM OPG

 

Mrs. Sonica Chandra
Director

A learner at heart Mrs. Sonica Chandra has a wide range of experiences in matters of management and is deeply rooted in social transformation. She graduated from the prestigious Nottingham Trent University.

Mrs. Sonica is the Director of the OPG World School and provides vision and strategic direction to the School. She is of the firm belief that the purpose of education is to prepare students to make them future ready where they are outliers, exponential leaders,innovative individuals and lifelong learners who succeed and thrive in any environment. In the post COVID-19 era, which has brought with it great disruption, everything will and must change for the better. In this regard, individuals must seek out opportunities from the challenges that the new normal presents and be leaders who inspire hope and positivity.


 

Mrs. Namrata Datta
Principal

Mrs. Namrata Datta, has been an educator for nearly 25 years. With a strong flair for mentoring students, she believes that every child is a unique individual and it is a school’s responsibility to provide them opportunities that enable them to emerge as the balanced and confident leaders of tomorrow. Casting herself in the role of a mentor for her students allows her to facilitate open chains of communication amongst the teachers and students, to ensure that the learning process is a responsive one. 

Mrs. Datta after completing her post-graduation in Economics from Lucknow University started her career at Mayo College Girls’ School, Ajmer. She also took on administrative duties at the school and served as the Director of Academics. With Economics and Social Science as her core subjects, her career spans over a considerable period in various capacities .Her experience of teaching in a boarding school allowed her to hone her skills of effective communication and being an empathetic listener to students. 

Moving forward, Mrs. Datta believes in equipping students for the modern world beyond just the sphere of academics, and to ensure that they enter the world as well-rounded individuals with an equal emphasis on sports and co-curricular activities.

 

Mrs. Kirti Rawat
Headmistress (Senior Wing)

With a little over two decades of teaching all levels -Primary, Middle, and Senior in schools spread across the country, she has always been driven to provide quality education to her students. She has worked towards instigating teaching improvement and encouraging her colleagues to keep pace with the changing strategies in the field of Education.

As an administrator, she strove to motivate the staff towards greater achievement, ensured the standards of learning are upheld, and in the process enhanced her own pedagogical and administrative skills. Her area of interest will always be inculcating in students a love for reading and writing. She also firmly believes that Liberal Arts Education must be imparted compulsorily to students and those language teachers are best suited to take on this responsibility.

Mrs. Jyoti Mahajan
Headmistress (Junior Wing)

Mrs. Mahajan is a competent educator having about two and a half decades of experience in teaching young learners, curriculum planning, designing creative teaching strategies, and conducting workshops for teachers.

“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”? Roy T. Bennett

As an educator, this has been her philosophy. She has always challenged herself and contributed to the area of education in many ways. She has worked as a teacher trainer and trained teachers in innovative teaching strategies to better classroom experiences for children. She has also authored math books for Grades Nursery to III.

She has worked with many organizations of repute in her career including Nirmal Bhartia School, Xseed Education, The Banyan Tree World School, Venkateshwar International School, Mount Carmel School, and Montfort School.

It is no longer a job for her but a contribution to the lives of young children thereby contributing to the future of the society.

ACADEMIC STAFF

 

Mrs. Preeti Chikkara
HOD - English

Mrs. Preeti Chhikara  pursued her bachelors in English from the reputed Hindu College, Delhi University after which she went on to join the prestigious  Sophia College, Mumbai for a course in Mass Communications. She worked in the line of media for nearly three years.  Her shift to the world of education was a matter of chance and she enjoyed the experience of interacting with children so much that she never did look back and has now been an educationist for over ten years. She completed her Masters in English and acquired a B.Ed degree. Being an alumnus of some premier schools like Maharani Gayatri Devi, Jaipur; Convent of Jesus and Mary, Dehradun; Sacred Heat Bangalore,' has helped Preeti incorporate the best  practices of these schools into her own teaching methodology. 

An accomplished debater at school level with a deep interest in theater has rendered her with the required skill sets to make her classroom teaching very interactive and animated. Besides being a mentor to school children, Preeti has  taught communication skills to people aspiring to be a part of the service industry and has also  worked  with a publishing company as a creative writer for grammar books. 

Mr. Maninder Singh
HOD - Mathematics

Mr. Maninder Singh is a Master of Science in Mathematics and holds a degree in Bachelor of Education in Mathematics. He has an experience of twenty years experience in the field of education as a Mathematics teacher. He firmly believes that curiosity is the genesis of motivation to learn and that Mathematics begins with posing problems in the context of concrete activities. He feels that an appropriate way to teach Mathematics at all levels is to do it through applications and emphasizing the formality of Mathematical machinery rather than using traditional discourse. Real-life applications in classroom settings keep his students motivated while learning Mathematics.

 

Mrs. Sandeep Kaur Saini
Co-ordinator - Science

A M.Sc. (Chemistry) and a B.Ed. degree from Punjab University, Mrs. Sandeep has a rich experience of 13 years in teaching field. As an academician and facilitator, she is very passionate about her subject. Her calm and holistic nature has imbibed a passion in her work for the overall development of every child. She has an ability to establish, cooperative and professional relationship with staff and parents. She believes in making the subject enjoyable and the class a happy place by successfully integrating technology and application based teaching in it.  

 

 

 

Mr. Prem Kumar Jha
Science Department

Mr Premkumar Jha is an established name amongst the student fraternity in Delhi known for his vast and in-depth knowledge of his subject. He has been guiding students for over twenty years in his capacity as a physics teacher at various schools. Mr Jha completed his BSc (H) in Physics after which he went on to do his AMIETE  (Associate Member of Institutions Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers- a graduate level examination equivalent to a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) or Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) programme. Mr Jha is passionate about developing a love for his subject amongst his students and he does so by engaging with them in discussions over science and mathematics related topics.

 

 




Mrs. Anita
Science Department

Dr. Anita Rawat has done B.Sc. Zoology Hon. from Delhi University, M.Sc. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from GBPUAT, Pantnagar (Uttarakhand), B.Ed from CCS University, Meerut and Ph.D from JNU, Delhi. She worked as a postdoctoral fellow with IARI and later joined the Department of Biotechnology, MIET group of Institutions, Meerut for eleven years. 
She has a wide experience of teaching in an Engineering Institute and a school. She has held many administrative responsibilities. She was a Departmental Representative of Institut
e Purchase Committee since 2009, member of UPSEE-2010 counselling centre at MIET in July-August 2010, Class Counselor (B. Tech, IV year) from 2007-2013 and Class Counselor (B. Tech, II Year) from 2015-2018. 

She has been a member of Departmental Committee for National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and Member Secretary, Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBSC), MIET, Meerut. She has co-ordinated students’ visits to Bangalore twice, in 2010 and 2013. She was also a member of the Proctorial Board, anti-ragging committee. But above all and foremost, teaching is her passion. Interacting with students and finding their qualities, honing their skills and guiding them according to their interests and achieving their goal gives her utmost satisfaction.  

Mrs. Shashi Ramachandran
Commerce Department

Mrs. Shashi Ramachandran has over twenty years of experience in teaching Accountancy and Business Studies. She is a Master of Commerce and has a B. Ed degree. The experience that she has gathered from working with schools and colleges in various cities across the country has added value to her teaching techniques. She continuously strives to innovate new methods of tutoring and making concepts more interesting for her students as she believes that learning should never stop. While explaining the concepts of Accountancy, Mrs. Shashi makes sure that students understand the logic behind each Accounting treatment. She adopts activity-based learning and real-life examples for explaining theory of Management and Business. 

 

 

 


 

Mrs. Suman
Commerce Department

Mrs  Suman, a renowned author and content writer with sixteen years of teaching experience, is dedicated and passionate towards ensuring that she brings out the best in her learners. She has completed her Post Graduation in Economics from Himachal University and B.Ed from Delhi University and has taught in numerous educational institutions. She has also served as Principal at Shiv Public Sr Sec School, Sohna. Her real life examples, an understanding of adolescent psychology and compassion for her learners makes her an ideal teacher for the senior students. Suman strongly believes that education is panacea to all problems of the world and as an educationist she is continuously striving to contribute her share in making a difference for the better.

 

 

Mrs. Anshu Khanna
Co-ordinator for Co-curricular Activities & French Teacher

Mrs. Anshu Khanna firmly believes in Shannon L. Alder’s philosophy that "Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone" and is thus, always striving to step outside the limits of preconceived expectations and explore new horizons. She is an alumni of Alliance Française with "Diplôme Supérieur"(Post graduate in French) and Bachelor of Education from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and has an experience of about twelve years in teaching French. In her capacity as Coordinator Co-curricular; coupled with her role as French teacher; , she has been instrumental in the conduct of numerous events and co-curricular activities at school. She cherishes her moments of trying to push boundaries and tapping her unrealised dreams, while staying true to her core values. This has helped her interact with multiple people whilst connecting with a myriad of ideas and finding her true niche. 

She has been a part of the OPG Family for almost eight and half years and it has been a great learning experience for her to grow and nurture professionally within this institution.

Ms. Garima Setia
School Counselor & Psychology Teacher

Ms. Garima Setia is a major in Psychology with specialization in Clinical Psychology. She has served as a counselor at the Amity International School. Her aim is to motivate children to learn, build and grow as better individuals. She is a passionate facilitator and contributes to the area of education as a counselor as well as a teacher, bringing out the best in each student under her. Her skills as a psychologist can be witnessed in her experiential and interactive classes.

She firmly believes in the thought “You must be believing if you are to receive”.

 

 

 

 


 

Mrs.Kirti Kumari is an M.Sc , B.Ed  in special education with an experience of over seven years in the line of teaching. For the last three years she has been working with children with Autistic Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Learning disability, ADHD/ADD, Cerebral Palsy.  With an expertise in Early Intervention, she has successfully used her skills for the development of cognitive, motor, communicative, social/emotional and play skills amongst her students and helped them to develop imitation skills. She helps the children to differentiate and generalize the things through educational aids like real objects, flashcards, storytelling activities etc. Kirti believes that every child is gifted and her activities are designed to focus on communication goals whether they be receptive or expressive, verbal or non-verbal, social skills, motor skills, behaviour goals and independence at levels appropriate for each child.

 

 

CO-CURRICULAR STAFF

 

Mrs. Garima Gautam
Co-ordinator - I.T. Department

Mrs. Garima Gautam has over fifteen years of experience in  the field of Computer Science. She completed her B.Com from Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (Delhi University), DOEACC courses by Ministry of Information Technology, Govt. of India and Master of Computer Education from Jaipur National University. After working for a corporate and training the new joiners, she realized her passion for teaching and thus, completed the B.Ed course to join the Education industry. She worked with Ramjas School, R.K.Puram before joining OPG in the year 2010 and has been a part of the OPG journey since then.

As the Coordinator of the I.T. Department, she leads a talented and dynamic group of faculties striving to make a fundamental contribution to learner’s knowledge across theoretical and applied areas of Computer Science. The aim of the department is to empower the students with skills that make them ready to face the challenges of the globalized world economy. 

Her areas of interests include Artificial Intelligence, Embedded Systems and Design & Analysis of Algorithms. She is dedicated to mentoring young people and passing on the required I.T. skills to the next generation of technocrats.

Mr. Samareten James Mali
HOD – P.E.

Mr. Samareten James Mali has done his Bacherlor’s in Physical Education and  B.P.Ed from the University of Delhi after which he went on to complete his Masters in the same subject. He is also a certified WABC FIBA Level 2 Basketball Coach and has attended a basketball coaching clinic in the US to better his techniques. He has ten years of experience working as a physical education teacher in some premier schools like British School, Chanakyapuri  and Tagore International School. His vast experience has led to Samaraten developing strong planning and management skills required to bring out the best in the students. Under his capable guidance,  Delhi Football team attained the runners-up position in the United Sports for Promoting Inclusion.

 

Ms. Isha Arora
HOD – Dance

Ms. Isha Arora, a trained dancer in various dance styles like Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Kuchipudi and Kathak, has worked with some of the top-notch dance choreographers from around India. She worked for six years as a dance instructor with Shiamak Davar’s Institute of Performing Arts after which she became a part of the renowned musical “Zangoora - The Gypsy Prince” and completed 1300 live shows. She was a senior performer at ‘Dubai Parks and Resorts’ -Motiongate located in Dubai. Isha has organised dance workshops for ‘Sunshine Project’ NGO in New Delhi and has also participated in ‘Namaste Japan Fest 2020’. Every year Isha choreographs shows with Renaissance Institute of Dance, New Delhi.

 

 

 

Mr. Larrey Massey
Dance Department

Mr. Larrey Massey has trained in various dance forms like Jazz, contemporary, ballet and hip-hop and has worked with reputed institutions like Pathways World School Aravali and Delhi Public School International. Owing to his expertise in his field, a number of schools like Modern School Vasant Vihar, Bloom Public School, Vasant Kunj, Neerja Modi School Jaipur have sought his guidance on numerous projects.

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Anurag Mahanta
Music Department

Mr. Anurag Mahanta is a Delhi-based music aficionado who specializes in Western Classical Piano while Jazz, Classical and Indie music are some of the genres that interest him deeply. He has spent his last twenty years living between keys and strings and has been teaching piano for over six years. As a teacher, Anurag can help fellow enthusiasts to easily learn the intricacies of vocals, piano, guitar and drums. Being the son of a music teacher, Anurag learned the fundamentals early in his life. As a teacher, he aims to provide the same knowledge to his students in the early stages and then eventually help them explore their own individual self. He has completed his Bachelor's in Applied Psychology from Sri Aurobindo College.

 

 

 

Ms. Tarika
Music Department

From singing in a 'male voice' as her first performing act ever, and further aired on TV, to three-time state-level number one, with appreciation from big names, she is an artist, coach, healer, and businesswoman, all in music. Tarika identifies herself as "Starika" when on stage.
With a background of no formal training but admission into some of the world's most prestigious music schools, she also received a 50% scholarship at one of Delhi's finest institutes for a short certification course.

With immense performance experience, across the country, and over 8 years of teaching in voice and performance, including managing an institute of her own, Tarika also holds a high Grade 8 Vocal Music certification with Trinity College of Music. She has been invited as guest artist to many college fests and cultural events.

As "Starika", she works as a collaboration with some of Delhi's finest musicians, under the name Starika & Friends.

Mr. Ved Prakash
Art Department 

Mr. Ved Prakash has been helping students discover their creative side for the past six years. He has done his Bachelors of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) from Delhi College of Art and Masters of Fine Art (M.A.) from Jiwaji University Gwalior. He gives students a free reign to express themselves using the medium of art, while simultaneously guiding them in the practices of the numerous schools of art from around the world.

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Suman Khattri
Art Department

Mrs. Suman Khattri holds a professional Diploma Course in Art from Sarada Ukil School of Art (Delhi) which is related to Bengal School besides a Bachelor's degree in Art from Himachal Pradesh University (Shimla).She has also done a Fashion Designing Course from Shilpa Bharati Institute of Fine Arts and Crafts (affiliated to Govt.of Rajasthan ). She has participated in 9th Yuva Mahotsav as a Camp Artist organized by Sahitya Kala Parishad (Delhi )and as an Artist in 7th Rashtriya Kala Mela organized by Lalit Kala Academy (Delhi). She has a work experience of 15 years of working in and around Delhi and Dehradun with some of the eminent schools of the country like Mount St. Mary's School (Delhi Canttonment), Vasant Valley School (Vasant Kunj), Springdales School (Dhaulakuan),New Era Public School (Delhi) to name a few.

 

 

 

 

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