Once the Association was established in 2016, the Northern region was headed by the first elected regional Executive Committee comprising Mrs. Vanita Uppal, Director, The British School, New Delhi (Chair), Mrs. Sudha Goyal, Director, Scottish High International School, Gurugram (Vice Chair) and Rakesh Kapoor, Head, Modern School, Lucknow (Executive Member).
In 2022, the new regional Executive Committee was appointed comprising Capt. Rohit Sen Bajaj, Director, Pathways World School Gurgaon (Chair), Ms. Rima Singh, Head, DPS International School (Vice Chair) and Mr. Atul Khanna, Director, Strawberry Fields High School, Chandigarh (Executive Member).
The regional committee member schools typically meet twice a year to deliberate upon pertinent issues in education.
Under Capt. Bajaj’s leadership, Pathways School Gurgaon (PSG)continues to implement the Primary Years Programme (IB PYP), Middle Years Programme (IB MYP), Diploma Programme (IB DP) and the Career- related Programme (IB CP)
Since 2014, PSG has received accredited member status from the Council of International Schools (CIS) in Europe and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in the United States. Thus, PSG’s philosophy, governance, curriculum, resources, staffing, and operations meet rigorous standards set by these internationally recognized agencies.
As a recognized educational leader in India, Capt. Bajaj was IB Recognition Ambassador, and now an IBEN – Evaluation Leader. He is also a CIS and NEASC accreditation visiting team member for International Schools.
A thorough professional with rich, in-depth and extensive experience in the educational arena, a distinguished gentleman with deep-rooted values and ethics, a culturally inclined individual, with an admirable sense of social responsibility and progressive in thought, his impeccable sense of commitment, duty and responsibility- Capt. Rohit Sen Bajaj carries the Pathways legacy.[/ultimate_modal]
In 2004, he established Strawberry Fields High School, a K-12 school which has emerged as a leading educational institution in the region and has put the city on the global education map through its college placements. With farsighted vision, he has aligned the institution to global best practices while remaining true to his Indian roots. Bringing inclusivity into education by providing equal opportunities for children from underprivileged backgrounds, he created numerous platforms that helped bridge the gap between the haves and the have-nots, well before the government made it mandatory through the EWS schemes.
Over 400 students belonging to the economically weaker sections are enrolled in the Strawberry Fields institutions, while several others are provided life skills and vocational training to help them become self-reliant. The school’s student-led outreach programmes have garnered precious encouragement from the extended community and made it possible for these marginalised populations to receive support.
Atul has been equally committed to the promotion of art and culture under the auspices of the Durga Das Foundation, and has been instrumental in bringing classical music, dance, theatre and world renowned artists to the city. He has also provided a platform to lesser known performing artists, making available to them a support infrastructure that can facilitate their engagement with a larger audience. By working closely with many of them, he has worked resolutely to find ways to preserve some dying art forms.
His is a low-key approach that lets his work take centre stage, while he remains steadfast in his pursuit of sustainable excellence as he finds ways to manage the institutions he has founded, setting higher benchmarks for personal and professional achievement.[/ultimate_modal]
She is the founder head of DPS International school, the first DPS school to offer the IB programmes. She is an IB Chair for school visits, an IB Workshop leader and a PYP School Consultant. She is also a CIS and NEASC evaluator and a graduate from the Principal’s Training Centre (PTC), London.
As an educator her vision is for students to receive an education where they develop their skills and knowledge, where creativity is nurtured and academic endeavour is encouraged, and the school environment builds and sustains relationships and develops ethics and values.[/ultimate_modal]