Sharmila Malik, 46, interviewed for a job at Sanskriti School eight years ago.
She did not have a career in teaching to showcase. She did not even have a bachelor in education (B.Ed) degree.But what she did have was a sound training in Maths, a background in business and the experience of teaching differently- abled children.
Sanskriti School promptly offered her the job. “I didn’t want to miss the opportunity of teaching at a school that not only encourages talent in its student body but also in its faculty,” said Malik, who completed her B.Ed after joining Sanskriti.
What set the school apart from rivalsare its faculty and the strong focus its lays on student-and-teacher relationships.
“Of course, every teacher needs basic qualifications, but what we are looking for in a teacher is versatility, originality and a diverse yet sound background,” said Abha Sahgal, the principal.
A normal day at Sanskriti begins with an interactive period where students and teachers interact for half an hour on issues ranging from academics, exams, current affairs, society and personal life.
“The attention given to each student is so strong that parallel classes are held for students who are weak in a particular subject,” said Malik, who is now a senior math teacher at the school.