Vandana Chawla, Principal, New Era Public School, New Delhi

Recipient of The Delhi State Teachers Award for excellence in education 2016. Mrs. Chawla is a ‘hands-on’, progressive and dynamic Principal leading the school successfully into the 21st century.  

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Overview

On today’s episode of The Brand Called You, we have with us a very senior academician, Ms. Vandana Chawla. Vandana is the Principle of New Era Public School New Delhi. She has received the Delhi State Teachers Award for Excellence. And in her leisure time she is also a jewellery designer!

Vandana shares with host Ashutosh Garg, her journey through education and the vast experiences that she has gained. Vandana believes that her life is more important than her career, and so she begins by listing three key milestones of her life. Vandana’s journey into education is a very unique one! Having education rooted in the family, Vandana has worked at New Era Public School that her mother founded in New Delhi. And soon she worked her way to be the Principal there. She talks about the challenges she faces as a principal of a public school. And the evolution of the public education system in India. She also talks in detail about the changes that have taken place in the Indian Education System. 

She also shares how her love for jewellery has now turned into a small business that she runs from home. 

“I mean what I say and I say what I mean”

Vandana believes that giving is more important than receiving. And that itself is what success means to her.

Profile

Recipient of The Delhi State Teachers Award for excellence in education 2016. Mrs. Chawla is a ‘hands on’, progressive and dynamic Principal leading the school successfully into the 21st century.  She is the product of an educated family and a highly enlightened environment. Having been a teacher at New Era Public School since 1982, she has embedded herself in the very fabric of the school. She has decades of experience in teaching, guiding, planning, administration and management of students and staff. Elevated to the post of Principal in 2003, Mrs. Chawla is a combination of head and heart. Approachable, witty possessing a sense of humour, willing to see the other side, leading by example, Mrs. Chawla is a role model for the thousands students under her stewardship.  A true educationist her mantra is that learning never stops. Mrs Chawla, constantly upgrades her skills by attending seminars and multiple education programmes at the Harvard Principals Centre, IIM’s and other organisations. 

In her personal life, Mrs. Chawla has dealt with and emerged from being stricken with Breast Cancer 18 years ago. 

3 years ago, she launched a small precious jewellery brand called Vintage Intention. In her spare time Mrs. Chawla is a prolific jewellery designer.

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