25 years of rich and varied experience in diverse roles as an educator has made Swapna Vasanth Kumar a positive team player and leader. As a lifelong learner with an insatiable desire to experiment and experience novelty, Swapna has learnt to adapt to variety of situations in the ever- changing landscape of education. As an Educator Swapna taught her subject with perfection and precision. Subtle humour and a strong rapport with the teenagers are her major strengths which she uses effectively to enable the students to dream big and fulfill the same.
Ms. Swapna, holds a Master’s degree in English and Bachelor’s in Education from the Savitribai Phule University, Pune.
Ms. Swapna started her career as a teacher in 1995 in India with St. Peter’s School, Panchgani She has been associated with St.Columba School ,Mumbai, Avila Convent ,Coimbatore, Bishop Cotton’s Girls’ School, Bangalore, Presidency group of Schools Bangalore and Primus Public School, Bangalore. This varied experience with different curricula and states helped her evolve as a teacher and a leader and made way for her to be recruited as an overseas teacher by one of the distinguished education group in Dubai.
Eleven years in Dubai honed her professional skills further as she grew in her responsibilities as a teacher, marketing coordinator for the school, led the department of English, Head of Academics and currently the Secondary Section head at The Indian Academy. As an accredited trainer Swapna has provided effective leadership to improve the teaching and learning strategies in the School. She regularly shares her academic expertise with her team by supporting them appropriately with need-based sessions for professional learning and development. She has a thorough knowledge of the policies and procedure of CBSE and provides direction in strategic planning during the DSIB Inspection.
During her journey with The Indian Academy since 2018, along with the school, Swapna, has further grown significantly as a professional and a leader. The freedom with responsibility bestowed upon her enables her to encourage learners to be independent, responsible and self-paced in their pursuit of knowledge.
She was recognized for her contribution to the school and was the proud recipient of the “Best Teacher Award” for the year 2013-14. She was also nominated by her students for the Big Idea Amazing Teacher Awards and received the title of “Amazing Teacher” in 2017.
As a passionate and dedicated educator, who believes in building bridges than walls, Swapna is always focused on strengthening the relationships amongst teachers, staff, parents and students thus supporting in the development of a stronger and reliable community.
Her enthusiasm, vision, drive, and adaptability definitely empowers her to contribute to the development of this institutio