With over 4 DECADES of teaching-learning and administrative experience, Dr.Vasanthi Thiagarajan is the founder Principal and Correspondent of Sishya School,Hosur.
With a Doctorate in Education Dr.Vasanthi is passionate about teaching as well as Training. Dr. Vasanthi has worked with Dr.Howard Gardner on Multiple Intelligences in Harvard University in 2008. Dr. Vasanthi is also an Accredited Trainer in Differentiated Instruction for Harvard University’s Online Program and has trained over 70 Principals on DI across the globe.
Dr. Vasanthi is the CBSE Master Trainer for ASL ; classroom management; life skills; gender sensitivity, career guidance, value education; upholding integrity and ethics; experiential learning/ constructivism/ happy classrooms/ arts integration/nep-policy into action/change management/ essential components of lesson planning/ application of bloom’s taxonomy/creating conducive learning environments in classrooms/linking learning outcomes to authentic assessments/ multiple intelligences in the classroom/ story telling as a pedagogical tool
Dr.Vasanthi was appointed by the Chairman CBSE,Mrs.Anita Karwal as part of the panel to examine the Examination Reforms for CBSE and Policy thereafter.
Dr.Vasanthi is a member of the panel appointed by CBSE for the design of the Holistic Progress Card as envisaged by the NEP and a core member of the CBSE team that has designed the Schools Quality Assessment and Assurance -(SQAA) manual as well as a Master Trainer in the same.
Dr.Vasanthi is also an active member of Manodarpan- an initiative by the Ministry of Education ,Government of India –as part of the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan-to ensure psychosocial support for mental health and wellbeing of students during the Covid Outbreak and beyond.
Some awards that need mention are the CBSE Teacher Award in 2004; the CBSE Mentor Award in 2011 and the National Award to Teachers in 2012 by the Govt.Of India.
At the International level Dr.Vasanthi has received the Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching in 2011 for a 4 month Action Based Research Program in the University of Maryland, College Park, USA.
Dr.Vasanthi was also honoured by the Ministry of Education,Government of Singapore in Jan. 2014 as an Outstanding Educator in Residence.