Head Of the Department (KG Supervisor)
Susmita Das, a teacher by profession, started her career teaching in kindergarten for last 20 years. She was teaching in many reputed schools in Mumbai, Pune, Muscat & Abu Dhabi. She has joined PIES, Bhavans in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi in the year 2010.
Graduated in Arts from Calcutta University and holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education from University of Mumbai. She has also done her Diploma in Music from Prayag Sangit Samiti, Allahabad.
She enjoys her teaching profession to the core and believes whatever she needed to know, she has learned in kindergarten, dealing with tiny little tots. It’s not the IQ but the I WILL and I CAN that inspires her to excel with the children all the time.
“The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as long as we live”.
Head Of the Department (English)
(M.A, B.Ed, CELTA)
She joined Bhavans Abu Dhabi in May 2011, prior to which she taught at various schools in India. She has been teaching for the past 15 years and finds teaching to be a hobby and a job rolled into one.She has done her Masters in English Language and Literature from S.N College, Kollam, a Degree in Teaching English from N.S.S College, Changanacherry and CELTA (British Council, Mumbai)She reads during her spare time and also spends a lot of time listening to the radio. Storytelling is another of her pastimes. Geography and Chemistry were her favourite subjects when she was in school.She believes that teaching is a job that requires a genuine interest in keeping oneself on par with the future generations. And a person who is rooted in the past does little in the field of education.
Head Of the Department (Hindi)
(MA & B.Ed)
Mr. Suresh is an award winning teacher who stays motivated thanks to his passion for the job at hand. He has been teaching Hindi for the past 16 years. He won the Best Teacher Award instituted by ‘Akhil Bharatiya Hindi Samiti, Mumbai for promoting the National language in non-Hindi speaking areas.He believes that his greatest achievement is the success achieved by his students who have scaled great heights. He has a Master’s in Hindi and a degree in Teaching.He has a strong interest in promoting inclusive education and performing arts. He prepared many children for various stage shows with high appreciation.He was the coordinator of students for promoting them for leadership quality in the title `THE INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR THE YOUNG’ organized by the south zone award authority, Chennai. He was the member for coordinating summer camp for residential schools and received much
appreciation and honor for its success. He was also given the rare opportunity to prepare the students for public speaking and cultural activities for various competitions, which was also a grand success. He was awarded with certificates for motivating the students to help the weaker section of the society, to assist the elderly and valuable assistance rendered to `THE HELP AGE INDIA’.
Head Of the Department (Arabic)
Jazar Kariath is anenthusiastic, creative, professional, responsible person and computer literate with MS Office. Positive and keen to succeed, he picks up skills quickly and applies them successfully, through good initiative. He believes that a teacher should have the ability to bond with the students, to understand and resonate with their feelings and emotions.
He completed his BA from Sir Syed College and MA in Arabic from the Calicut university and has worked as an Arabic teacher in reputed schools like VMM English school , Mattannur , Kerala. He is a lover of art and has excellent knowledge in the traditional muslim dance forms of kerala like the oppana of men.
He joined the PIES Bhavans, in 2010 and since then has contributed greatly to improve the learning of Arabic among students and worked hard to coordinate activities of the Arabic dept as HOD. As his basic functions he considers to have in him cultural team work as quality and culture on productivity, and has excellent skills in developing new strategies and techniques of learning.
He believes that a teacher should have the ability to bond with the students, to understand and resonate with their feelings and emotions.
Head Of the Department (Maths)
M.Sc Mathematics, B.Ed
Flexible and organized educational professional with more than 18 years of teaching with an unparallel ability to explain complicated Mathematical and Science concepts in an easily understandable manner. Talented in employing unique teaching strategies to effectively engage all students and foster a fun and fascinating learning environment. Encouraging and providing individualized and extra curricular support for students those are struggling with learning concepts and mathematical topics.He is a person who can quickly develop an excellent rapport with students, staff members, and parents to produce a friendly and supportive school community.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
He is expertise in Technology Integration ≈ Creative Questioning ≈ Creative Lesson Planning ≈ Heterogeneous Grouping Rubrics ≈ Team Teaching Approach ≈ Student Motivation ≈ Multiple Intelligence ≈ Classroom Management Assessment Tools ≈ Performance Assessments ≈ Critical Thinking
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
- He holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics; Bachelor’s degree in Science (Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry as majors); and Bachelor’s degree in Education with (Mathematics and Physical Science as methodologies)
- Certification by both South Carolina and Georgia State Department of Education.
- Areas of Certification: High School Mathematics, Chemistry, Middle Grade Mathematics, and Middle Grade Science.
- ADEPT program from Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5
- Endorsements: Gifted and Talented (South Carolina State University, SC, USA)
- He started his career as a PRT at Kendriya Vidyala, NAD, Visakhapatnam in 1993, and then he moved to Siddhartha Educational Institutions, Tuni, Andhra Pradesh and worked as a Mathematics HOD. He then worked as a secondary teacher at Gaaf Dhaal Atoll Education Centre, which is a registered centre for Cambridge IGCSE and GCE-O/L (UCLES) and the biggest Atoll Educational Centre in Republic of Maldives under the ministry of Education at Thinadhoo, Gaaf Dhaal. Later he moved to USA and worked as Middle level and Secondary level Mathematics and Science teacher at Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5, South Carolina, USA. He dealt the magnets (gifted and talented students in the district) programme under the OCSD5 and cleared Adept Programme of two years conducted by the OCSD5. Then he moved to Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School an International Baccalaureate World School, under the Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5, USA. Then he worked as a principal at Ravindra Bharathi school, main branch at Nellore, Andhra Pradesh which is a chain of schools around 109 branches all over Andhra Pradesh.
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where this influence stops. ” ≈ Henry Brooks Adams ≈
Head Of the Department (Science)
B.Sc (Botany Honors) & B.Ed
Savitha Sunil is a science teacher with five years of experience at primary, middle school and high school level.She started her career as a science teacher in Cambridge school in Bangalore. She joined Bhavans Abu Dhabi in April 2011.Savitha Sunil is a graduate in Botany Honors (First class) and B.Ed. from NCERT based College RCE Bhubaneswar, Utkal University.The vibrant RCE campus with its enriching experiences formed a solid base for a career of teaching. An experience of teaching earlier in her own school on teacher’s day and receiving a second prize for teaching helped her discover her passion.A childhood in the IAF campus atmosphere all through has built strong ethics and values. A sport enthusiast in school and an active participant in all activities, she believes that being part of non-academic activity or learning a particular form of art of own choice, gives a fine edge to anindividual’s personality. Teaching to her is as much a learning experience as it is to a student. She also believes that an institute should design its curriculum and its goal in a way that the education sooffered to its pupil brings out the best in them, fine tunes their talent, and helps them become refined individuals, self-reliant and successful in their own right.As an HOD of Science Department,she wishes to bring renewed enthusiasm towards science in children .learning science in school should be more self-learning with the spirit of inquiry,experimentation and research. And she also supports the present age role of teachers as facilitators. The modern learners should and have the tools to accomplish these goals through guided learning.
Jojo Martin C.M
(BA Economics, B.Ed in Social Science)
Jojo Martin is a graduate in Economics with B.Ed in Social Science. He has 14 years of teaching experience in the CBSE curriculum. His students had secured the Merit Certificate in Social Science from the CBSE in his teaching career in Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
He believes in the prominence of Social Science in a world which is driven by science and technology. The journey of human race from the past to the present and to the future is keenly followed by Social Science.
He affirms the duty of Social Science to make the students understand the past, observe and analyse the present and prepare for the future.
“The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.” ― Elbert Hubbard
Head Of the Department (Physical Education)
Mr. Haneesh is a very enthusiastic and diligent physical education teacher ,started his career in sports at the age of 12 and when he was in 8th standard he had completed the cross country event (15km) finishing as the 16th participant . He joined the Calicut University to continue sports as a provision and in the Calicut University Intercollegiate Cross Country competition his team secured the 3rd position. In Calicut University he had represented BPE , Football team, Cricket team, Athletics team, Handball team. He completed his Post graduation from Kannur University and also represented Kannur university Handball team for the intercollegiate tournament held at Annamalai university . He represented the Football team, Cricket team, Handball team, Kho- kho team and Athletics team in the Kannur university also.
He had started his teaching profession from KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA – 2000. Then in 2003, he had joined the BHARATHIYA VIDYA BHAVAN, KOCHI KENDRA, and during his tenure , the cochin Kendra had hosted CBSE SOUTH ZONE Badminton tournament for the first time, and also CBSE Nationals. He had trained the Bhavanites of Kochi Kendra to the CBSE Nationals and the team secred various prizes consecutively for three years. He was one of the organizers who conducted the National integration camp 2009 in the Kochi Kendra under the Shikshan Bharathi. He was in charge of the NCC 21 KERALA Battalion in Bhavans News print Vidyalaya. In 2010, he was deputed to Bhavans Abudhabi as one of the founder teachers who established the new school .
He has qualified as class one national football referee and state badminton referee .He was assigned duty by the All India Football A ssociation during the 60th Santhosh Trophy Tournament as a local manager of services team.He has made remarkable achievements in the Marathon hel in Dubai on January 27, 2012 by qualifying along with popular athlets and secured a medal for finishing 42.195 Kms full Marathon.His skills include good organizing capacities for mega events, an excellent coach and a person with a humanitarian approach . He is married to Mrs.Nisha Haneesh , working in Bharathiya vidya bhavan as a KG teacher and has a daughter Neha Haneesh studying in UKG in Bhavans.
Head Of the Department (Fine Arts)
(Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts)
Janaranjani is a leading Bharatanatyam Teacher, dancer and choreographer, acclaimed for her ability to turn a traditional grammar into subtle, deeply internalized, personal dance poetry.
Janaranjani had early training at the age of six in Bharatanatyam & Carnatic music under legendary Gurus from Kalakshetra, Chennai. It is a tradition that deepened her awareness of the fact that text and music are as inseparably linked ‘as the word and its meaning’. Her approach to sahitya – or the lyrical content of each composition is marked by the impulse to tune into the silences in a stanza, the blank spaces in a text. This ability to relate to poetry as a complex compound of music and meaning also inspires her.
Janaranjani holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Bharathidasan University, Trichirapalli, India. With over twelve years of experience as a teacher, Janaranjani joined PIES as one of the founder teachers.
Janaranjani believes Dance gives a spiritual education - not God spiritual or religious spiritual – but to be a good human. She also believes that there is no religion higher than TRUTH and there is no nobler profession than being a true TEACHER.
Praveen Sekhar is a God fearing, talented and blessed singer and composer who has great organizing skills and enthusiasm. He is one of the founder teachers of the PIES, Bhavans , Abu Dhabi and working there as Music teacher since his deputation in September 2010.Completed bachelors’ degree in music from RLV College of music & fine arts Kochi in 2001, Completed masters degree in music from Department of music Kerala University Trivandrum, Rank holder in music, Music Therapist, Music trainer. He has a good skill to play Key board, Tabla, Violin, Harmonium & Drums. He started his career as Music teacher in the Bhavans Kochi Kendra since 2004 and has a brilliant record as a dedicated music trainer as his team of Bhavans Kochi Kendra made remarkable achievements during his tenure , securing the first position in state level, several times.Skills include:-Great passion for music & excellent skills in studio recording and as coordinator of cultural programs, A sincere and hardworking professional singer.Achievements: Award winner-Kerala Sahithya Academy by PWD Minister Kerala, a disciple of the famous Karnatic musician Professor Mavelikkara P.Subrahmanyam, Best male singer in all Kerala south Zone music competition in 2004 awarded by great musician V. Dakshinaamoorthy Swami, Best male singer runner up all Kerala south zone music competition in 2005 awarded by the great lyricist Vayalar Sarathchandra Varma , A good stage performer of music since the last 12 years ,Kerala state winner –Carnatic Music , Participated in different TV programs , visited Bhavans Kuwait to compose music for coordinating a musical drama.
Department of Special Education
Geeta S. Pillai
One of the pioneers of Inclusive Education in Kerala, she is a Special Educator and teacher trainee in Special and GiftedEducation topics in the school. Her areas of specialty are:
Disability and Giftedness in Early Childhood
- Professional collaboration with parents
- Young children’s social and emotional needs
- Children’s behavioural difficulties.
She has been credited with starting the U-LaBS (Unit- Learning and Behaviour Support) in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kochi Kendra, Kerala and coordinating the seven schools there since 1997.
For the past sixteen years she has been assessing children to diagnose learning problems, guiding teachers in inclusive setting and parents to modulate teaching strategies for their wards. She has conducted workshops for teachers, parents and professionals in Instructional Strategies for Students with Disability particularly learning disability, emotional disturbance and attention disorders. While in Kerala, she was the coordinator of the National Institute of Open Schooling System of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Schools, Kochi Kendra.
Currently, she is coordinating the Special Education Department in Private International English School, Abudhabi and International English School, Kuwait and is guiding teachers and parents in differentiating instruction for students with learning disabilities in inclusive classrooms.