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Head of curriculum/deuputized Vice Principal

Location:
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Posted:
June 15, 2018

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Ms. Gauri Meghani

CAREER SUMMARY

Accomplished educator and a mentor with demonstrated ability to teach, motivate, and direct students and facilitators while maintaining high interest and achievement. Articulate communicator, able to effectively interact with diverse populations of students at a variety of academic levels. Consistently maintain excellent relations with students, parents, faculty, and administrators. Self- motivated with strong planning, organizational and leadership skills. PERSONAL INFORMATION

Residing Address

Phone (Dubai)

Email

Date of Birth

MARITAL STATUS

Children

Visa Status

A-711, Al Habtoor Building, next to Pearl Residence, Behind Ramada Hotel, Mankhool, Dubai

+971*********

ac5vxq@r.postjobfree.com/ac5vxq@r.postjobfree.com 02nd November 1984

Married

1

Spouses visa (Husband’s Visa) - Resident’s visa

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

Qualification Qualifying university/college/school Masters in Educational Leadership and

Administration ( Principal Preparation) –

M.Ed. in leadership

and Administration U.S.

Walden University (U.S.) completed 24

credits with A Grade.

Teaching learners with Dyslexia Oxford University

Project Zero Action Researcher

( 2015 onwards)

Harvard Graduate School of Education( U.S)

Creating Communities of Innovation Founding

School, Project Zero in collaboration with GEMS

L4 Leadership programme- 2017-2018 Currently pursuing from GEMS education Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers

and Trainers- UK (June 2011)

University of Cambridge

Secured- DISTINCTION

Post-Graduation Diploma in Pre Primary

Teachers Education (April 2006)

Symbiosis Institute for Teacher Education

Secured 76.70%

Bachelor of Commerce (April

2005)

St. Mira’s College

University of Pune

Secured 70.91%

Higher Secondary School (Class XII) (March

2002)

St. Mira’s College

University of Pune

Secured 78.67%

Secondary School (Class X) (March

2000)

St. Mira’s School

Secured 77.46%

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ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION

Action Research – Pedagogy Expert- Training and leading Action researchers at The Kindergarten Starters for the past 6 years. ( 2012 – current)

Trained in ‘Jolly Phonics’ programme organized by ‘Brainstorm International Solutions Pvt. Ltd.’ in Symbiosis Nursery School.( 2006)

EXPERIENCE

June 2006 to April 2007- Worked as a preschool Homeroom teacher- Symbiosis Nursery School( IB WORLD SCHOOL)

June 2006- April 2007- Conducted Jolly phonics classes- read and write programme- Symbiosis Nursery School( IB WORLD SCHOOL)

June 2007- April 2008 - Worked as Homeroom teacher for grade K- 2 - Symbiosis International School( IB WORLD SCHOOL)

June 2008- April 2009- Worked as Homeroom teacher For Grade K- 3- Symbiosis International School( IB WORLD SCHOOL)

June 2008- April 2009- Conducted Jolly phonics classes for children aged 6- 7 years and 7 – 8 years organized by ‘Brainstorm International Solution Pvt. Ltd.’

June 2009- April 2010 - Worked as Homeroom teacher For PYP 1 - Symbiosis International School. ( IB WORLD SCHOOL)

June 2010- March 2011 Worked as a Homeroom teacher For PYP 3 - Symbiosis International School. ( IB WORLD SCHOOL)

Nov 13- Nov 17 2011 worked as a Supply class teacher for KG 1 – Al Khaleej National School (US curriculum) – GEMS education (Dubai)

Nov 17 2011 to Dec 22 2011 - worked as a supply class teacher for Grade 3 – Al Khaleej National School ( US curriculum)– GEMS education ( Dubai)

Sept 2 2012 to March 31st,2013 – Worked as academic coordinator for the Primary ( KG to Grade 5) /Grade 3 Assistant Supervisor and Homeroom teacher for Grade 3, Digital Learning Representative at GEMS

April 01st 2013 onwards- working as Head of Digital Curriculum ( STEAM) and Assessment - The Kindergarten Starters, Dubai- GEMS education (Dubai)

Nov 2016- May 2017- Deputized Vice principal along with Head of Curriculum at The Kindergarten Starters, Dubai -GEMS Education

June 2017- Dec 2017 – Continued to Head the Digital Curriculum at The Kindergarten Starters, Dubai - GEMS Education

Jan 2018 to current- Teaching and Learning Head of Kindergarten along with Head of Digital Curriculum at The Kindergarten Starters, Dubai – GEMS Education 3

ACHIEVEMENTS/AWARDS

Received Best Girl Award in Junior College.

Received the “MOST POPULAR TEACHER IN THE PYP AWARD” (SYMBIOSIS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (IB WORLD SCHOOL) on 5th September 2010.

Received the “CERTIFICATE FOR BEST COLLABORATOR /TEAM LEADER OF TKGS (THE KINDERGARTEN STARTERS) on 2nd November, 2012.

Received Blue Ribbon Awards at KGS in March, 2013, March 2014 and March 2015 and March 2016, 2017

Conducted What Works – From STEM TO STEAM for KHDA on 18th January, 2016

Conducted What Works- Fusion on 23rd May,2016 ( KHDA)

Mariamma Varkey Award Finalist 5th October, 2017 KEY ACHIEVEMENT:

My curriculum committee members and I were successful in moving the DSIB indicator 4.1 Curriculum Design and implementation from Good to Very Good in a span of one year and moving 4.2 Curriculum Adaptation from Acceptable to Good. We have also been successful in moving the Assessment rating from Acceptable to Good in a span of one year. Our goal for this academic year is to move the rating for 4.1 from Very Good to Outstanding and 4.2 from Good to Very Good. ADDITIONAL SKILLS

1. Modeling the school curriculum/ review and enrich with international standards and National Agenda Parameters as per DSIB indicators

2. Analyzing data and using the same to strengthen the school’s curriculum, teaching and learning 3. Budgeting and allocation of resources to transact the enriched curriculum 4. Proficiency in timetabling ( allocation of time as per the curriculum needs and meeting KHDA compliance)

5. Teacher allocation and time based on number of students and sections and ensure teacher efficiency 6. Proficient in computer applications, Microsoft suites, word processing, internet, mails, Microsoft excel, PowerPoint, outlook, e- learning solutions, use of latest technologies and software, windows movie maker and other related it applications.

7. Management and organizational skills

8. Leadership skills

9. Communication and analytical skills

PERSONAL INTERESTS & HOBBIES

Playing with my 3 year old son

Listening to Music

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Research work and collecting resources through computers

Participating in adventures- skiing, water sports, sky diving.

Watching a sport

REFERENCES

1. Ms. Asha Alexander (Principal) - The Kindergarten Starters, GEMS EDUCATION, Dubai: Contact: 050*******

Email ID: ac5vxq@r.postjobfree.com

2. Ms. Latha Venkateswar (Principal) Sabari School, Ex- Vice Principal of the Kindergarten Starters, GEMS Education, Dubai.

Contact: 050*******

Email ID: ac5vxq@r.postjobfree.com

3. Ms. Lakshmi Santosh – Heading her own school ( ex PYP coordinator for Symbiosis International School in India.

Contact: +919*********



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