Hema Nagarajan
Head of School, Ekya School BTM Layout

Ms. Nagarajan is very passionate about teaching and constantly strives to learn and apply new methodologies to her work. At Ekya School BTM Layout, she is actively involved in curriculum development, implementing training programs and planning school assessments. Her interpersonal skills and love for science facilitates instant connections with her students. Ms. Nagarajan brings nearly a decade of teaching experience including her time at CMR National PU College, Bangalore. Prior to her role as an educator, Ms. Nagarajan worked for Cascade Water Services, a water treatment company in New York for almost four years.

Ms. Nagarajan holds a B.Sc in Chemistry from SR College, Bharathidasan University and an M.Sc in Environmental Sciences from B.H. College, Trichy. She also has a Bachelors in Education. She has undergone the Teaching for Understanding online professional development program by Harvard University. She has also undergone training in CCE, inclusive education, design thinking and teaching through peer interaction.In her free time, Ms. Nagarajan likes to play the veena and is currently learning freestyle dancing.

 

Harbinder Kaur
Co-Curricular and School Coordinator, Ekya School BTM Layout

Ms. Kaur brings with her a rich experience of teaching in India and abroad. Her career as a teacher spans across a decade and more, having taught Physics and Mathematics to senior students at schools in Bangalore, Meerut, Mumbai, Noida and Sydney. She has taught at the University of Sydney, and the University of Technology, Sydney and brings varied experience in guiding teachers for effective teaching in diverse student groups. In addition to her teaching experience in India, Ms. Kaur has also worked as a coordinator for more than half a decade, in elite public schools in Meerut and Bangalore.

She is a dedicated and passionate educator, open minded in adapting to new technologies, pragmatic in her approach while striving for perfection and excellence. Her faith and philosophy is that each child has the potential to blossom into a great thought-leader and therefore needs to be nurtured with patience and kindness. She believes that discipline and perseverance helps to build character of a child and that it is her responsibility to train children for the success of India’s future.

Post-graduation in Physics from IIT Roorkee, followed by B. Ed as a gold medallist, Ms. Kaur also completed her Master’s in English, given her interest in literature. Having been a state level player in basketball and athletics and an active achiever in co-curricular activities, Ms. Kaur values and emphasizes on all round development of students for a healthy mind and a healthy body.