Thursday, 27 December 2012

A perfect blend of excellence, leadership and intellectual accomplishments, Anjum Babukhan has to her educational credit, an honors in Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago, Illinois, USA. She then worked under various research teams and moved on with a distinction to complete her M.Ed. in Educational Administration and Instructional Leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago. While at college, Anjum"s positive and vibrant attitude had its roots in the honor’s thesis ‘Savoring the Positive’ that won her the Psychology Award. During this period, she became the President of Psi Chi-International Honors Society in Psychology and this enhanced her determination to be proactive with humanistic initiatives. This success was not new, as Anjum had already been selected in the ‘Who’s Who Among American Junior Colleges’. Her research in ‘Education in India’ carried a sublime prophecy of this dynamic student who was devising school projects then and is now planning and designing the teaching methodology at Glendale Academy.

Glendale Academy is the school that believes in ‘Learning Every day, Loving Every Minute’ and this motto is the result of various educational courses Anjum took in ‘Strategies for Effective Teaching’. At Glendale, she has been handling academic, administrative, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the school Newsletter. This dynamic yet simple lady of substance has made Glendale an abode of learning.

Professionally, Anjum is the Education Chairperson of Young Indians (Yi), Hyderabad Chapter of CII (Confederation of Indian Industries) and was responsible in setting up the Young Indians (Yi) Club Akshara in Hyderabad. Under her guidance Glendale Academy International bagged a national award at the 6th Yi National Summit for ‘The Best New Yi Net School’. On behalf of the CII -Young Indians (Yi) - Hyderabad Chapter, Anjum facilitated the Yi Forum for Educators of Hyderabad which was held at the prestigious ISB (Indian School of Business). She is the former Chairperson of the young women’s wing of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries) (YFLO). She has represented India at various International leadership conferences abroad including World Academy for Art and Science “The Anthropocene Crisis-Perils and of the 21st Century”, MLT and WISE.

Her Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) workshops on Parenting, Education and Personal Skills are a must for all. She is an empowering Teacher Trainer and has to her credit many a teacher orientation workshop on Multiple Intelligences, Brain Compatible Learning and Early Childhood Education.

Under her mentorship, she equips teachers with all the teaching tools required to enhance their skills and expertise in teaching. She was a Panelist at the “School of Tomorrow” Conference and shared her experience in setting up an in house teacher training unit. She also gave her suggestions on “Innovation in Schools: How to develop teachers as professionals and make schools a learning organization?”

She is respected for her high level of professional integrity, articulation and commitment to the cause of Education, Enrichment and Empowerment.