The Team
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Parveen Shaikh
Greetings from The Somaiya School !!
The Somaiya School is a learning space designed specifically keeping in mind the needs of today’s students. It is a place where students feel safe, both physically and emotionally, where all types of learners experience, explore, question, design, innovate and create their own ‘Aha’ moments!!
We offer the CBSE curriculum, which is enhanced with the best practices from around the world. The students are given a range of opportunities to achieve excellence in academic, creative, social, cultural and sporting pursuits. Our teachers work with a growth mindset and believe that all students can learn and be successful, that each one of them is unique, a powerful learner who is challenged and rewarded for taking risks and rising to challenges.
Learning at TSS goes way beyond the books and the classroom. Our conscious endeavour to shift the paradigm from teaching to learning takes many forms. Students learn by doing, while working as a team, on stage debating, by doing in-depth research, while painting a picture, writing a poem or making an impressive presentation. Our students are emerging as confident, young thinkers who freely speak their mind. They are groomed with the skills, mind set and attitudes to face the challenges of the future.
Professional development helps the teachers of our school to stay ahead and implement the latest trends in education. We spare no effort to make the educational experience of our students meaningful and relevant to the needs of the time.
We value relationships and connect and encourage our parent community to support our commitment to provide quality education.
I am honoured to lead this growing learning community.
Ms. Parveen Shaikh
Principal – The Somaiya School
Ms. Parveen Shaikh
Ms. Parveen Shaikh is an established professional in the field of education and child development for over two decades. Her continued interest and passion leads her to constantly innovate and conceptualize ideas for preschool, primary and secondary school learning. Her expertise as a mentor and coach for the professional development of pre-service and in-service teachers has been widely acclaimed.
She regularly conducts workshops to guide teachers and professionals for designing developmentally appropriate curriculum as well as creative and effective classroom pedagogy and design layouts.
She has been engaged as a reputed professional in school audits, start-ups and school support for improvement and upgradation.
Her commitment to her profession is evident from the very fact that she constantly upgrades her skills and knowledge through various professional development modules. Being a very enthusiastic and voracious learner, her academic trajectory is very impressive. Ms.Parveen has a Masters in Human Development and a Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Management. She also has a Bachelor and a Masters in Education. With the National Eligibility Test also cleared, she has the opportunity to share her skills with college students too. Her next goal is to acquire a Doctorate in Education.
She has also been to the United States of America on a three week professional development programme in April 2016. This visit has enriched her further and helped her observe and imbibe educational practices that could be implemented in Indian educational institutions.
Currently, as the Principal of The Somaiya School, she constantly strives and endeavours to implement her ideas and acquired expertise thus making the school a vibrant centre for learning and growth.
Ms. Jasmine Shah
Pre Primary Coordinator
A passionate, dedicated and fun-loving early child educator who is working in this field for the past 15 years. An engineer by qualification, She worked in the corporate sector for 4 years until she found her true calling after becoming a mother.
After completing her E.C.C..Ed, she started her journey as a teacher teaching pre-schoolers and training prospective teachers pursuing E.C.C.Ed. She was the Academic head of Beehive – a preschool franchisee venture by the Garodia group of schools.
She later joined as a School Head of Vivero International Preschool – Powai Centre.
Currently, she is the Pre-Primary coordinator with The Somaiya school since 2017.
She visited OWEGO in NY- USA as part of Teacher exchange Program in 2018 to gain deeper understanding about the best practices of various district schools and common core curriculum.
She has conducted School reviews as an external and internal assessor with Adhyayan - an education movement of Indian and international educationists, dedicated to improving the quality of leadership and learning in Schools.
Ms Avni Shah
Primary Coordinator
Avni is a lifelong learner with a keen interest in developing and nurturing young minds. She brings with her a decade of experience in the field of education. She has been associated with various international schools as a teacher, team leader and academic coordinator. Along with her love for children, she is passionate about learner-centric and collaborative education. She believes that in education lies the power that can help and nurture every child and motivate them to realise their true potential.
Mental health being the most vital part of our lives, she has always been keen to know and understand how the mind affects human behaviour. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology along with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. To mould and augment young minds, she completed Bachelor’s Degree in Education and underwent a Teacher Training Certificate Course on Educational Remedies. She believes in equity for all students, including those with special needs, as according to her, education alone has the power to create a more just world fostering empathy and compassion.
In the year 2017, she received The Nation Builder Award from the Rotary Club of Mumbai West Zone for her outstanding and remarkable work in the field of education.
For Avni, teaching is not just a profession but an art, and she thoroughly enjoys being around children, seeing them grow and flourish under her guidance.
As an educator she wants to instill life skills, moral and social values in the future generation to prepare them to face the challenges of life.
Since student’s character, social emotional skills and academic competencies define schools’ excellence, she would like to prepare holistic learners ready for world citizenship, armed with global awareness and intercultural understanding, ready to lead society rather than follow.
Ms. Sharmila Bagchi
Secondary Coordinator
Sharmila brings on board more than 15 years of deep experience in the education industry with demonstrated skills in teaching, communication, ‘pedagogy for effective use of technology in teaching’ and curriculum design and delivery.
As a teacher, she has functioned in reputed organizations under CBSE and ICSE curriculum, across geographies in Mumbai, Lucknow and Ahmedabad.
She is trained in 'Effective Use of ICT in Pedagogy' from IIT Powai and has been credited with the planning and implementation of the ‘Digital Learning Management System’ for her previous engagements. This apart, at TSS, she has taken a lead role in seamlessly designing, coordinating and delivering remote classes and parent-teacher interactions on digital platforms.
She is also a certified ‘National Level Master Trainer’ for Teaching English under the new C-ISCE Curriculum. In her role as Master Trainer, she has trained more than thousand teachers across Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Telangana on effective planning and delivery of the C-ICSE Curriculum.
Sharmila believes in fostering a positive learning environment in her classroom through innovative instruction techniques.
Ms. Sushma Pandey
Senior Secondary Coordinator
Sushma brings on board more than 16 years of rich experience in the education industry in the senior secondary section/junior college. Her key subject areas are Book-Keeping & Accountancy, Macro and Micro Economics and Business Studies. She also has strong administrative experience as a coordinator for over 5 years and has managed critical functions such as admissions, teacher schedules, examinations and cultural events/co-curricular activities.
Prior to joining The Somaiya School, she was a lecturer and the coordinator for commerce division in the junior college at SM Shetty College of Science and Commerce, Mumbai.
Sushma has had a distinguished academic career with a dual post-graduation in Banking & Finance and in Accountancy respectively and she excelled by topping her college for the latter. Prior to this, she had meritorious standings for both her graduation courses, being in teaching and in commerce. She has been conferred with ‘Best Scholar Award’ and ‘JRD Tata Trust Scholarship’ in recognition of her academic excellence. She is currently pursuing her doctoral thesis (PhD) on the topic of Corporate Finance/ Mergers & Acquisitions. She has published and presented research papers in her subject areas at various national and international conferences.
Sushma firmly believes in the philosophy of holistic learning and development for students to equip them with real life skills, along with academics. She has a consistent track record of having effectively planned and implemented a number of co-curricular/extra-curricular events such as quiz competitions, inter-collegiate festivals and industry seminars for her students.
With a deep passion for effective teaching, Sushma constantly challenges herself in order to make the digital learning environment enriching for her students by using innovative and lucid content, leveraging technological tools and incorporating interactive and participative learning environment.