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. 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 and 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”.

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.

Mr. Manish Kumar Rao
Art Department 

Manish Kumar Rao an alumnus of the College of Art Delhi, is a recipient of several awards and has numerous exhibitions and art projects to his credit. Rao has designed ‘Murals’ for D.M.R.C (Delhi Metro), a project taken by College of Art. He has painted portraits of former Vice President, Sh. Krishan Kant Sharma, Sh. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat for Rajya Sabha and Som Nath Chaterjee for Lok Sabha. He has been facilitated by former Lok Sabha speaker, Meera Kumar for the same. He has been a proud winner of ‘Euro Art Tour’ organised by Camlin. Rao’s work is in the collection of College of Art, National Gallery of Modern Art, Parliament House, Camlin Art Foundation and numerous private galleries. His work has been internationally acclaimed in Korea, Bhutan and Singapore.

Manish Rao’s meticulous work promises the viewer a phantasmagorical journey through imaginary lands populated by strange architectural forms, robotic beings and dream like situations. The artist here is a raconteur, spinning fables that reach into his own subconscious. The stories originate from diverse sources such as childhood narrations of kingly valour to contemporary social crises. Using time-honoured pen and ink stippling and cross-hatching techniques as his mainstay, Rao cunningly creates a palimpsest effect in these dense, dark works. Telescoping objects within objects and tales within tales, Rao has been able to create a feeling of internal clamour and claustrophobia. Although the artist confesses admiration for artists Bosch and Ganesh Pyne, one can also trace influences of surrealists such as Escher and Dali as well as the indigenous metal crafts of India, thus keeping the artist well rooted within the modernist tradition.

Manish Rao, is a freelance artist working in the field of Visual Art from the last 17 years. He has done many solo and group shows in India and abroad. He has been part of numerous workshops, camps and residencies.

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.

 OFFICE STAFF

 
ADMIN STAFF

Ms. Anju Arya
(Admin Advisor)

Mrs. Kamna Masand
(PA To Principal)

Mr. Subhash Pandey
(Administrative Officer)
  

 

I.T TEAM


Mr. Sunil Kumar
Mr.Vineet Kumar
ADMISSION TEAM


Mrs. Pallavi Kajla
Mrs. Esha Badgotra

ACCOUNTS TEAM
 

Mr. Ram Prakash

 

 

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