MIDDLE SCHOOL INCHARGE
IB PYP COORDINATOR
PRE PRIMARY INCHARGE
GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP COORDINATOR
Ms. Nishi Rana
William Butler Yeats rightly said, ‘Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.’ We at Meridian are deeply committed to kindle that spark in the child which would gradually extinguish if not guarded. We are here to inspire and empower young minds to think independently, integrate, excel and contribute to the betterment of the society. Anyone who walks through the gates of Meridian , be it a student, a teacher or a parent, feels welcomed and cared for. Such is the warmth that one experiences at Meridian.
As I took the charge of the post of Principal of Meridian Banjara Hills, I could sense the warmth and love of the Meridian family. I too felt welcomed with open hands. Going by the very motto of the school, I would try my best to connect the mind and heart in every fresh and innovative step that I would take in connection with administration. Keeping in view the online instruction for the past one and half years, we have introduced the concept of a bridge course as the students moved to the next grade to drill them with the main concepts before the serious teaching started. Catering to the demands of the NEP, we are also revising and reviewing our teaching strategies and instruction tools at all levels. We are proud to claim the credit of possessing the best teaching faculty in the twin cities with excellent qualification, years of experience and unflinching commitment towards their noble profession. We are here not only to impart holistic education complete with 21st Century skills and moral values, but also to develop in the students, the ability to apply, analyse, organise and think out of the box and to connect everything they learn to real life.
We invite parents, as stake holders of this institution, to take an active role in the grooming of the child and help us do our best and their valuable suggestions will always be received in good spirit.
Academics is our main objective but not cramming. Freedom is given but not at the cost of discipline. Here is our promise to you: In our preoccupation with the process of assessment of scholastic and co scholastic areas, we will not forget our primary goal of anchoring our dear Meridianites in a sound value system.
Together we can take Meridian to great heights.
Ms. Rahat Rashed
Mrs.Rahat Rashed, a proud recipient of two prestigious awards – APJ Kalam Career Excellence and Dr.Radha Krishnan Aadarsh Shikshak Samman is the Vice Principal, Meridian School, Banjara Hills. She is an experienced educator and psychologist. A double Post Graduate in Organic Chemistry and Psychology, Ms.Rahat Rashed adopts a holistic approach in handling children and adolescents and has over 20 years of teaching and administrative experience. It is determination, goal oriented focus and hard work that drive her to achieve.
She has extraordinary interpersonal skills and her interaction with parents, teachers and students is exemplary. Her rapport with all the stakeholders of the institution exhibits her empathy, problem solving skills and a holistic approach towards the issue at hand. She is proficient in almost all subjects and has taught Math, Science, English, Social Science and Chemistry at various levels. Ms. Rahat is Incharge of Senior Secondary and currently teaches Science and Psychology at Senior Secondary level. Her contribution towards the growth of the school is highly noteworthy. Her upward journey from a faculty member to Headmistress of Primary School and to the current position of Vice Principal is a testimony to her diligence and commitment.
The Heads of the institute know her as an ardent Incharge whom they can rely upon. Under her innovative guidance the school has showcased many memorable and successful Annual Days and scintillating Sports Days. Her colleagues know her as a perfectionist and a wonderful superior to work with. Her style of working provides a proportionate combination of flexibility and rigidity. For the students, she is the most friendly and accessible mentor who understands them better than their parents themselves. She has counseled and mentored many adolescents, both girls and boys, assisting them in passing through the tough phase of life comfortably. Being a scholar in psychology Ms. Rahat is keen about the policy of inclusive education and is passionate about implementing differential and special education methods while handling differently abled students.
Her never give up attitude has inspired many youngsters. Her friendly nature, willingness to serve the needy and sense of wit and humour have touched many hearts. Ms. Rahat has been an integral part of the journey of Meridian school and is an indispensable asset of the same.
Ms. Rita Nath
Ms. Rita Nath had the passion to be an educator from a very young age, in fact, right from her
school days itself. Even after clearing the IBPS Exam, she chose to reject a promising career in banking. She voluntarily chose to be an educator and dedicate herself to the vocation of teaching.
When she started her career in teaching, she soon became the youngest teacher in the institution, the youngest Head of the Dept., and the youngest In-charge. She has more than a decade of Pan-India teaching and administrative experience. She was the youngest Coordinator of the INTACH Heritage Club which won the Best Heritage School Award and
the Best Heritage Student Prize , thanks to her exemplary leadership skills. She has twice been the ISA Coordinator , successfully shepherding her school through the process. She is an experienced CBSE Evaluator and has also been appointed to the prestigious position of Assessor of Schools.
Today, as an eminent educationist she believes that it is necessary to inculcate confidence in today’s youth and through personal example inspires students to believe in the old adage that where there is a will, there is a way.
Ms. Padmashree MadabhushiMrs.Padmashree Madabhushi , In-Charge Middle School, has had a long and enriching association with Meridian Banjara both as a parent and as a teacher of Legal Studies at the Senior Secondary level. Recipient of the Telangana State Best Teacher Award from Telangana Government , she combines her administrative abilities with academic initiatives to bring Quality Learning. Her contribution to the success of the school as In-Charge Primary and now as In-Charge Middle School remains unparalleled. Actively involved in Social Outreach Programs like flood relief measures she inculcates a sense of social commitment in students. She combines passion with perseverance in the pursuit of excellence and leads through example and inspiration. As a Legal Studies instructor, Ms.Padmashree is instrumental in initiating the Inter school Moot Court competition the first ever of its kind in the twin cities. She also handles the responsibility of organizing various Inter school competitions and orientation programmes like Scouts and Guides which enabled the students to join an interactive session with the President of India, His Excellency Ramnath Kovind. Her role in the working of the school is valuable and indispensable.
Ms. Sailaja Koduri
Recipient of the Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Aadarsh Shikshak Samman Award , Sailaja Koduri is the IB PYPC with 20 + years of teaching experience. Her passion for teaching made her leave a lucrative job in the Corporate world. Armed with MA, PGDBM, PGCTE AND PGDTE she is a qualified Primary Years Programme Coordinator and Workshop Leader prior to which she has been teaching English Literature .
A silver medallist in HR she has been a workshop leader for the SAIBSA (South Asia IB Schools Association), Job Alike Sessions in South India as well. An avid reader, artist and a perfectionist Sailaja has brought IB PYP to Meridian School, Banjara Hills within 2 years of the candidacy phase. She has been the Programme of Inquiry Developer and Curriculum Coordinator since the inception of IB PYP. She has undergone intense training and attended many workshops and was the Single Point of Contact for the TCS Study Program and won the Fastest Learner Award.
Approachable and amicable Sailaja goes by the motto ‘ All Achievers are Believers and All Believers are Achievers’ and strongly believes that meticulous dedicated work coupled with passion for the job are the stepping stones to success. She believes that teaching & learning percolates to both the teacher and student along with the parent, they form the three are pillars of the Education Industry. She is a strong advocate of participative and collaborative teaching and learning at all levels.
MS. ARUNA KANJIKAR
A forward thinker and experienced academic administrator. Having a wide knowledge of organising, managing and supporting the day to day activities .
Flexible with strong team-working skills, able to work individually or as part of a group. Excellent organisational skills gained through all-round administrative experience.
Ms. Rajatha Gora
Ms.Rajatha ,a Certified Career Counsellor is a multi talented Senior Secondary teacher of Mass Media and has been with Meridian School for over one and a half decades in various capacities. Apart from holding a Masters degree in English Literature, Ms. Rajatha received Cambridge Teacher’s Training and had participated in Intel Teach Programme. She was one among the final nominees for the 2019 International Career and College Counselling , IC3 Awards for her accomplishment as a successful career counsellor.
She is a passionate dancer and being very active in her youth, she won many awards in her college days like Best Youth Award, Nikhil Koithara Award for Young activists, First Female and Youngest District Rotaract Representative and many more. Rajatha has lead and been part of International Youth Exchange programmes. Compassionate at heart, Ms.Rajatha involves herself in the activities of many Social Service Organisations. She possesses excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills
As the Career Guidance Counsellor at Meridian, Ms.Rajatha is in-charge of organizing activities, workshops, field trips, exposure visits, guest lectures and internships for students from grade I – XII. She is also a Faculty advisor for Meridian Model United Nations sessions. She also plans and executes International exposure programmes for students and Internships at CERN, WFUNA, FUTURESAKE and International MUNs. With her empathetic approach to the teenagers, she has guided many aspirants to their dream courses and careers through counselling.