Mrs. Poonam Chaubey is a passionate academician and a capable administrator with more than 29 years of experience spanning across some of Delhi’s leading schools such as Delhi Public School and Amity, amongst others. She also has a successful track record of growing schools such as Greater Valley School, The Maple Bear Society’s school and Delhi Public School, Indirapuram, into prestigious institutions from scratch. Recognition of her understanding of the various teaching pedagogies as well as experience of starting up various institutions has earned her positions on various forums such as the Education Ministry’s delegation to Stuttgart.
Poonam has also authored and published several activity series books for children. She was also appointed as a senior resource person for Expressions India, an empaneled CBSE agency for life skills training to other teachers and school members. As part of this initiative, she has successfully imparted training to teachers of various schools in Delhi. Her efforts in upskilling teachers on imparting life skills were widely praised and she also received the ‘Life Empowerment Awards for 2014-15” from Expressions India (CBSE empaneled initiative) for “Meritorious Leadership for Co-Scholastic Development”. Poonam is also a proud recipient of the “British Council International School Award - Certificate of recognition for Leading the integration of international learning in the school”.
In the more recent past, Poonam has committed herself to the cause of imparting quality education to specially-abled children. In her capacity as the Principal of Greater Valley School, she has successfully conceptualized and delivered a project aimed at developing life skills in children with special needs and integrating them within the ‘mainstream education system’ and society at large. The project achieved this by providing life skills, pre-vocational training and sports coaching to help specially-abled students identify and develop capability in areas of interests that would help generate employability in the future.
Along with her other commitments and projects, Poonam is also pursuing her Ph.D. in "Role of middle school in bringing about a change through Inclusion". Her contributions in the field of driving inclusion in the education system were recognized by The All India Council of Human Rights for Liberties and Social Justice when they awarded her the “Manav Adhikar Samman” for her exemplary contribution towards the field of Inclusive education for children with special needs. She also received a certificate of appreciation - for the endeavours made in education to create a better society in the city from Nav Bharat Times.
During her last assignment, she rendered her service as Director, Principal at Kaushalya World School, Greater Noida. She acknowledges the hard work by working round the clock to keep the school at the zenith of success. She aspires to bring out the best in future as she had attained an exemplary achievement in the past. She wishes and commits to continue the same in taking constructive and purposeful actions to produce optimistic, independent, compassionate, lifelong learners and leaders who will bring glory to the School, Society and the Nation as she takes prides in the work she does and firmly believes that there are still miles to go....