A Postgraduate in Physics he started his professional career as a Postgraduate teacher in 1988. In 1992 he joined Delhi Public School, Noida as Physics Teacher. He was promoted as Deputy Head of Department and then as Head of Department and served for 10 years till 2002. During this period he was given various responsibilities such as Hostel Warden in the inception year of the School Hostel, House Warden, Subject Coordinator, Class Coordinator, Staff Representative in the Management Committee of the school etc. He was instrumental in setting up the Career Counseling Cell in the school and also prepared Test Material for Aptitude Test used in Career Counseling Workshops. He has conducted many workshops on Career Counseling, Setting a Question Paper, How to prepare for Exams, Time Management, and Motivation etc.
In 2002 he took over as Principal of DPS, Lucknow, served for three years and then joined DPS Jalandhar as Principal.
He was recognized for his social work by NGOs like Helpage India, CRY, Cancer Aid Society etc. For his contribution in the field of education he was felicitated with Dr. Radhakrishnan Samman.
Shikle John David
Shikle John David is an academic planner, teacher educator and administrator. He brings over two decades of experience with him. Before joining VidyaGyan, John David was associated with Rumi Education Pvt. Ltd (RF Chandler Corporation - Singapore) as Regional Head - ACADEMIC. He has extensive experience in mentoring, building effective teams to bring about optimum performance, energizing and honing the stake holders’ potential for self-discovery, promoting professional development and successfully driving strategies on empowering systems and individuals with senior management. His areas of expertise are administration, people relations, coordination and counseling that gives him a clear perspective in understanding the needs of the students and teachers.
John David earned his Master’s degree in Education (1997) and in English (2001) from Osmania University.
He started his career as an English and Science teacher at Gujarati High School, Secunderabad. Subsequently he has also held teaching positions at Shalyvahana Public School, Hyderabad and Shantinekathan Vidyalaya, Hyderabad. In 1999, he joined the Aga Khan Education Service, India, as the Principal for the Adilabad School and Warangal School. Later he became the Zonal Academic Head of the Narayana Educational Institution, Hyderabad. He has also done extensive work on education in developing countries and presented a paper on ‘School Improvement Program’ in an International Conference by Aga Khan Development Network at Bagamoya, Tanzania.
John is interested in psychology and as such has attended several workshops pertaining to the same, including the workshop for Child psychology conducted by the researchers from SCERT, a workshop on “Brain based learning and multiple intelligence” conducted by Howard Gardner etc.
Nutan is the Vice-principal of VidyaGyan, Sitapur. She is an academician having over 21 years of teaching and administrative experience in reputed residential and non-residential schools in India covering ICSE, CBSE and CIE curriculum. Besides teaching her core competencies also include communications, people skills and creative thinking. Before joining VidyaGyan Nutan was the Headmistress of Birla Public School, Pilani.
She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from MS University, Baroda and her Master’s in English from Marathwada University, Aurangabad. Later she completed her B.Ed. in English from Lucknow University.
Nutan started her teaching career at the City Montessori School, Lucknow as a Senior English teacher. She was also associated with Birla Balika Vidyapeeth, Pilani as a Senior English Teacher, House Mother, Senior Round Square Coordinator, Head of the English Department and Bursar. She worked as Secretary of the Academic Development Council, Secretary of the Birla Institutions Community Centre, Pilani and Education Officer for the Birla Education Trust, Pilani. She was the founding Headmistress of Birla International School, Kishangarh.
Nutan is an avid reader, enjoys writing and the company of children.