Mrs. Girija Baiju M.A, M.Ed
After her Masters Degree, joined as an English Lecturer in a private college . When she took the job, she knew that it would be a brief stop before landing a job at a Residential School where she developed the passion to be a school Teacher. Love for children made her give them a Home Away from Home. Establishing a chemistry of trust between the children and her was the foundation behind her passion and dedication which has taken her to great heights. In December 2010, Mrs. Girija Baiju joined as the principal of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Abu Dhabi.She worked as Principal in various schools like Bhavan’s Public School, Qatar (February 2010 – November 2010), International Indian School, UAE (April 2002 – January 2010), Al Rashid Indian School, Kuwait (August 1999 – March 2002), Dayapuram Senior Secondary School, India ( June 1993- July 1999). She was also elected as the UAE Convenor of the Council of CBSE affiliated schools in the Gulf, appointed as Centre Superintendent by CBSE to conduct secondary and senior secondary board exams,and also appointed as the Inspector by the CBSE board to inspect some of the schools in India for their affiliation.
Armed with experience and a calm mind, Mrs. Baiju has been instrumental in giving the edge among contemporary schools in Abu Dhabi in a very short span. Over Thirty years as an educator have developed in her a vision as an educational leader. In her words – I strive to live this vision every day in my role as principal. In my vision as an educational leader, I work to develop a school in which faculty, parents and student community all work together in an environment that nurtures love and academic growth. In my vision, all in the school community treat each other with great respect and a sense of belonging is developed. I work to ensure that high academic growth is achieved by students at all levels and in all grades. Self-esteem, self-confidence, and moral value is evident throughout the school community that I lead. Instilled with these qualities, I work to provide an atmosphere where all in our school feel the love for each other as in a family.