Ms. Arifa Fathima Younus
B.Com, B.Ed, MHRM
Ms. Arifa Fathima, a graduate in Commerce, also holds Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management. Along with B.Ed., her love for children helped her successfully complete Diploma in Nursery Teachers Training, as well as take up a diploma in Teachers Training from the University of Cambridge. Ms. Arifa brings along with her, a rich experience of 17 years in teaching in Kindergarten that spans across curriculums including ICSE, IGCSE and CBSE. She firmly believes in “Nurture children and teach them valuable social skills”, which she passionately follows.
BCom, Montessori course
It takes an extraordinary person to become a Montessori Educator. This teaching methodology emphasizes on buoying up the learning abilities of children. Ms. Priyanka is a full-time trained Montessori educator who is also a qualified commerce graduate. She completed her Montessori training from Chennai and pursued her internship from Coppell Montessori School, Texas, USA. With a profound experience of 12 years in this domain, she is a role model in treating all children with respect and understands that rampant curiosity in a child’s superpower.
Ms. Indu is an attentive, energetic and self-driven individual, trained in teaching Hindi. She is an alumnus of three prestigious universities – B.A (Hindi) from the University of Delhi, B.Ed. from Indraprashtha University, New Delhi and M.A. (Hindi) from Jamia Millia Islami University, New Delhi. Out of interest, she also completeHaving 8 years of experience in teaching Hindi in reputed CBSE School in India, Indu worked in St. Lawrence Convent, New Delhi, prior to joining Bhavans Abu Dhabi in 2016. As coordinator (Hindi Wing), Ms. Indu has rich experience in actively managing the cultural activities and helped training students for the Zonal level competitions in Hindi essay, play, debate, poem recitation and extempore speech.
Awards & Accolades
• Awarded by the former President of India Dr. K.R. Narayanan in 1996, for participating in Delhi State Scouts & Guides.
• Participated in Republic Day Parade in 1996, Delhi.
• Awarded by the Sports Authority of India for the participation in World Population Day Race in 1999, Delhi.
Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honor for me. (A. P. J. Abdul Kalam)
Ms. Prabha Thomas
M. Sc (EVS), B. Ed., B. Sc. (Chemistry)
A graduate in Chemistry with a B.Ed. from Mumbai University, Prabha carries with her over 8 years of teaching experience. She is an ardent follower of the three Ds that form the core values in life – Devotion, Dedication and Discipline. She is a person who values time with an endeavor to complete her work in time, all the time. She is a team player who respects her students, colleagues & superiors equally.
* Guest Lecturer in C.M.S. College Higher Secondary School, Kottayam, Kerala 2004
* Coordinator for Grade 5 in Kristu Jyoti Higher Secondary School, Changanassery 2010
* Question Paper Setter (Chemistry) for class X (CBSE, Kottayam Sahodaya) at the regional level 2007
* Teacher-In-Charge, Science Club, The Baker Vidyapeedh Higher Secondary School, Kottayam Kerala 2006 – 2009
* Member of the magazine committee in Kristu Jyoti Higher Secondary School ,Changanassery 2010
Prabha has attended workshops on curriculum development, teaching practices and methodologies for both CBSE and Kerala State Boards. She started her career as a Mathematics teacher in Baker Vidyapeeth, Kottayam in Kerala, and moved on to teach Chemistry. She has taught in Kristu Jyoti Higher Secondary
Prabha joined PIES (Bhavans), in September 2011 and currently teaches Chemistry & EVS. She is devoted to her duties as a teacher, class teacher & section supervisor and does justice to every role & responsibility given to her.
“You do not study mathematics because it helps you build a bridge. You study mathematics because it is the poetry of the universe. Its beauty transcends mere things.”
Vineetha Viswanath from Alappuzha, Kerala believes in this verse which helps to transcend the life of young Bhavanites at Bhavans. She is primarily concerned with exploring new areas and relationships of mathematical theories to increase knowledge and understanding in the students and to practically apply these theories in the day to day life of the learner. She has an extensive experience of 11 years in building and expanding knowledge in mathematical areas, such as Algebra or Geometry, by developing new rules, theories, and concepts. Having to her credit is M.Sc, B. Ed. in Mathematics; she has also qualified in CTET. She is a dedicated teacher with innovative ideas in planning and implementing activities for the holistic growth and well-being of the students .
Ms. Ritaanshi Sanhotra
Ms. Ritaanshi is an enthusiastic, committed educator, with over 11 years of experience in teaching. Having completed schooling from Oxford Senior Secondary School, Delhi, she pursued graduation in Hindi from the University of Delhi, followed by B.Ed. from Indraprastha University, Delhi in First Division. She documented success in providing activities and materials that engage and develop students intellectually.Ms. Ritaanshi believes in the statement, “To the world you may be just a teacher, but to your students you are a HERO”.
M.A. (English), PGD in (Guidance & Counselling), B.A. (English Hons.) & B Ed
Babita Chhetri joined PIES (Bhavans) Abu Dhabi in March 2011. She is a post-graduate in English with a PGDGC and BA-B Ed from The Regional College of Education Bhubaneswar, run by (NCERT) Govt of India. She feels such qualification provides a strong base and flair “to be teacher as a nation builder”. She has more than 15 years of teaching experience in the reputed Indian Army Public School (CBSE) in North Bengal & Kolkata. Babita has a rich experience in varied teaching assignments, including handling children from multicultural society. She has worked dedicatedly in APS in various roles such as House Mistress, CCA Coordinator, and Teacher Representative, apart from being the CBSE Board Examination’s Invigilator for Kendriya Vidyalaya. She has also led the Army Public School team at National/regional/cluster meets in India for various activities.
Babita has also undergone English Teaching Enrichment course by Prof Paul Gunaskekar & Dr Meena Srinivas of Central Institute of English and Foreign languages, Hyderabad at (Oxford University Press Kolkata).She has received a certificate of appreciation from Help Age India for motivating students to assist the elderly and for the valuable assistance rendered to Help Age India.
Spending her childhood in the calm and serene environment of Army Cantonment in India has helped in incorporating strong values; discipline, integrity, honesty, mixing and adaptive nature. Babita defines herself to be self motivated, energetic and dedicated, capable of handling and guiding students. She firmly believes in the words of Swami Vivekanda,
“Our duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.”
Ms. Jayabharathi Krishnamurthy
Ms. Jayabharathi joined the family of Bhavans in 2014. With a Post-Graduation in Mathematics from one of the most prestigious universities in India – University of Madras, she also has B.Ed. to her credit, from Loyola College, Chennai. A true mentor, Ms. Jayabharathi meticulously practices to change the myth ‘Mathematics is difficult’, by her professional and distinctive style of teaching. She ensures reaching out to students of all levels, by skillfully modifying her teaching methodology that attracts students to believe that the subject, though challenging, is definitely approachable and fun to understand. She helps students believe that rich math task is the heartbeat of mathematical-thinking which is the core aspect of learning the subject.A young and dynamic teacher, Ms. Jayabharathi believes that teaching is definitely challenging, whatever the subject be; and to make teaching-learning more interesting, she educates herself with the nuances of the subject and keeps her mind open to learning.
Apart from being an avid reader, Ms. Jayabharathi enjoys sports and is an ardent lover of music.
“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas” – Albert Einstein
The family of Bhavans Abu Dhabi welcomed Ms. Dhivya.T.S in 2013. She completed B.Sc Computer Science and MCA, both with Distinction. A dedicated teacher, she is proficient in various Programming Languages.Prior to joining Bhavans Abu Dhabi, Dhivya worked as Computer Science Teacher in CBSE schools in India. Her passion for the subject assists her in helping students understand the various sides of the subject and enhance their exposure. She firmly believes that every learner can competently be engaged with the help of very many activities that challenge logical-thinking, reasoning, critical-thinking skills, and technology literacy – some of the core essentials of 21st century learning.
Apart from sports, Dhivya’s interests also lie in dance and music.
M.Sc (Mathematics), B.Ed
Sajeesh, a mathematician by profession and passion believes in instilling his students with the same vigour & interest for the subject. As leader too he uses his Mathematical skills in problem solving and organizing. He believes hard work the right attitude and approach to an issue is the way out of any problem in this modern world of delicate and intricate challenges.“MATHEMATICIANS ARE BORN, NOT MADE”
Subitha Shaju , a Science Teacher by profession, has been working as a teacher for the past 5 years. She joined Bhavans , Abu Dhabi in the year 2010.A graduate in Biology from Calicut University and a postgraduate diploma holder in Computer Applications, she has innate leadership qualities and sets an example for others to follow through her own personal standard of punctuality, politeness and perfection. She has been able to balance and coordinate her responsibilities as a supervisor, class teacher and Science teacher for over three years now. She believes that “A teacher should be a role model for her students; thus, she should demonstrate respect, honesty, empathy, responsibility, promptness, and a desire for learning.”
Ms. Mini Ramesh
A passionate and committed teacher with a vision to mould a dynamic set of youth armed with progressive thoughts and compassionate approach, Ms. Mini is capable of accomplishing the concept “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (one world, one family). Having worked as Department Lead for 3 years, Ms. Mini has excellent interpersonal skills coupled with leadership and empowerment skills to set and achieve common goals. The testimonials received from the schools she worked are an endorsement of her dedication to the noble cause of teaching, able administration, and versatility as a language and literature teacher. Apart from being an avid reader, Ms. Mini proved her abilities in music, acrylic and water painting, mural painting, stitching, crocheting, and craftwork. Her stay in different locations and countries has helped her accept the ethos and cultural diversities of humanity and grow up to be a cosmopolitan citizen. She believes in enjoying life with all its simplicities and niceties that it offers.
“Experience is an arch wherethro’ Gleams that untravell’d world whose margin fades Forever and forever when I move” and one has to stay “strong in willTo strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield” – Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Ms. BLESSY JOHN
M.Sc (Maths), M.Phil (Maths), B.Ed
With an experience of over 11 years at KV Gujarat, Indian Islahi School AD, Abu Dhabi University and at PIES for the last four years, Blessy is an exceptionally acknowledged mathematics teacher. Being a diligent teacher and result oriented teacher, she has been able to create an indelible impression in all students who have crossed her path. She is enthralled by equations, geometry, fractions, and all aspects of mathematics. She sincerely oversees in bestowing her students with arithmetic and problem-solving skills. Her motto is to equip students to enter the under-graduate level with high grades. Her love for music and wanderlust keep her lively