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Our Team

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Mrs. Shubhadaini Joshi
Non-Executive Director

Shubha Joshi is involved in empowering students and teachers through in-service staff training. She believes that every individual has great potential and all they need is the environment in which they can groom themselves.

Working on ground with individuals, be it parents, teachers, staff or students, to bring about tangible change is her passion.

Creating an organization where everyone is lively, contributing, collaborating and taking active role in organization building is her dream for Balsam.

Shubha comes with 15 plus years of experience in education and 12 plus years in IT. Her interest has been in bringing Waldorf concepts into mainstream school. Her approach to team development is adopted from ideas based on Rudolf Steiner's anthroposophy.

Her contribution to Balsam has been predominantly in teacher empowerment.

Mrs. Sumaiya
Principal

Mrs. Sumaiya, a highly skilled and overtly student-focussed educational leader possessing a strong commitment to the development of students, staff and providing a stimulating, safe and motivating learning environment. She holds a Masters in Psychology and Business Administration and has a proven track record in collaborating with the school community, enhancing learners’ attainment and establishing strong and lasting relationships with all stakeholders.

What she considers as a great experience is the case study on Alternate Pathway of Learning and Assessing Life Skills – an inimitable model ‘Fiesta of Life’ which she submitted to the CBSE Board in August, 2014.

She is a firm believer in coexistence and instills the spirit of peace and harmony in her students and helps transform as responsible global citizens. She respects people equitably; supports equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all; fosters a climate of inclusion, where diverse thoughts are freely shared and integrated.

She has modelled shared leadership and decision-making strategies and developed collaborative efforts between the school and community. She has developed and maintained an atmosphere of openness, confidentiality, and trust between and among all stakeholders: students, parents, and teachers.

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Mrs. Hemakumari
Vice-Principal

Mrs. Hemakumari has over a decade’s experience in the field of school education. With great passion to teach, she began her career as a facilitator in Balsam Academy. Since then she has held diverse roles as Instructional leader, Head of Exam Committee, Coordinator for various competitive exams and Vice Principal. She has been a dedicated, resourceful and goal-driven professional educator with a solid commitment to the social and academic growth and development of every child. She has evolved as an accommodating and versatile individual with the talent to develop inspiring hands-on lessons that will capture a child’s imagination and breed success. She is highly skilled in adapting teaching to students’ diverse learning styles. She has topped the National Teaching Aids contest for Mathematics under Middle school category conducted by CBSE in 2019.

She has established a great relationship with students and team members and we look forward to greater moments as we thrive for Believe 2023.

Ms. Nownihal
Head of Operations

Ms. Nownihal joined Balsam Academy in the year 2018 as Accounts Controller and willingly accepted the role of Head of Operations since she is truly inspired by Balsam’s work ethics and commitment towards upliftment of the society.

She started off her career in a tax consulting firm where her operational strategy yielded best results to all the stakeholders. She holds a post graduate degree in Commerce and Intermediate degree in CMA

She is committed to ensure smooth functioning of the campus with operational efficiency and fiscal prudence and retaining skilled workforce and keeping dissatisfaction at bay for the staff and parents in any unrelenting situations.

She actively collaborates with the team in implementing policies to the minuscule facet harnessing to the school’s vision and its utopian aspiration.

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