Hall of Fame

Learn 2010 - School Principals honoured

Mrs LEELA RAMAMURTHY

Past Principal at Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Annanagar, Chennai – 12 years
Total Service with Chinmaya Schools – 25 years
Education : M.Sc Child Development and Psychology, M.A, M.Ed, Phd Special Education (US)

She has won many awards including the Vidya Ratna from Parthasarathy Cultural Academy and
many Rotary Clubs of Chennai. As a Chinmaya school inspector she has visited over 73 schools.
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Quote from her

“ Children should not be tools to secure a 100% result for the school. Schools and the
teachers must inspire the child to learn. Teachers must be role models since children at a
lower age learn a lot from imitation. I have personally worked with an autistic child who
has even become a class leader”
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Learn 2010 - School Principals honoured

Mrs Kitty Paul Raj

Principal at CSI St. Ebba’s Mat Hr. Sec. School
Total Experience in teaching – 30 years
Education : M.Sc, M.S

Mrs Kitty Paul Raj believes in inclusive education that promotes social acceptance,
respect, peace , co-operation and support. She wants to see special children overcome
their deficits and function as independent individuals in Society
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Quote from her
“ It gives me joy to see normal children accepting the special children and
trying to help them. Children in inclusive class rooms will grow up to be better
citizens, sensitive to the needs of others”
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Learn 2010 - School Principals honoured

Mrs. Margarette Davidraj

Principal at Bhaktavatsalam Vidyashram, Korattur, Chennai
Total Experience in teaching – 37 years
Education: B.Sc, B.Ed, M.Sc ,M.Ed

Mrs Margarette Davidraj is an educationalist with a wide ranging list of achievements and has
authored many education books, She is the Chairperson of the International Award for Youth Program
(IAYP) and is active in the Students Book Fair. She has long association with the CBSE and has held
positions as Chief Examiner and Master Trainer.

Widely travelled she has received many awards including the National Award for best teacher in 2003

Quote from her

“I feel it is our responsibility to give a helping hand to the special children to learn together
through access to common schooling. CBSE gives us the guidance that no child with special
needs is denied admission in main stream. In fact, the present education system is very
flexible to the needs of diverse range of learners”
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Learn 2010 - School Principals Honoured

Mrs Vijayalakshmi Srinivasan

Principal at Lady Andal Venkatasubbarao School, Chetpet, Chennai
Total Experience in teaching – 27 years
Education: B.Sc, M.Sc, B.Ed, M.Ed

Mrs Vijayalakshmi Srinivasan believes that schools and colleges must develop the
curiosity and the desire to learn. There must be equal opportunities for learning of all
students of different abilities and belonging to different strata of society.
She is the recipient of many awards including the ‘Padma Vidyasagar” awarded by Padma
Sarangapani Cultural Academy.
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Quote from her

“ We took in Special needs children way back in 2003 and have gained good Insight into
inclusive education. We made physical modifications in the buildings for ramps
and hand rails, we sensitized teachers and students. We take in about two special
children in a section to be effective. But the demand is more and we are limited in capacity”
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Learn 2010 - School Principals honoured

Mrs MEENA MATHEWS

Principal at ABC Playschool , Annanagar, Chennai
Total Experience in teaching – 23 years

Mrs Meena Mathew is an early childhood educator and teaches Spoken English and
French and is the founder of the popular ABC play school around Annanagar, Chennai.

Quote from her

“ We have included Sankalp’s children in our pre-school program and have
observed that in Sankalp they are immersed and challenged in play and
classroom environment. For our students too it is an early life realization that each
one of us are different yet special in our own way”.

We believe in an inclusive society, it must start at the earliest stages of life”
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Learn 2010 - School Principals Honoured

Mrs Saroja Balasubramanian

Principal at The Children’s Garden School Society
Total Experience in teaching – 39 years
Education M.A, M.Ed, M.Phil ( Sp. Ed)

Mrs Saroja Balasubramanian has specialized in schooling and education for children
with Learning Disabilities. Has exposure to US and UK special schools.

Quote from her
“ My experience including exposure to various schools in San Diego and to UK has
given me insights and led me to publish articles in the Eve’s touch – “ Integrating
the “challenged’ with the “normal”” and “Where the “challenged” are one with the
“normal” “.
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Mrs R.KANCHANAMALA

Principal at Leo Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Annanagar, Chennai
Total Experience in teaching – 27 years
Education : M.A, M. Ed, Nursery and Montessori Trained

Mrs Kanchanamala has wide interests ranging from Chess, Sports, Art and Music.
She has helped in adopting latest and innovative teaching methods. She has also
presented a program on “Philosophy and education for children” over the All India Radio
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Quote from her

“ I believe in a “ we can” attitude and prefer giving opportunity to a special child
and take on the challenge of grooming them and making them feel normal and at
par with others”
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