Friday, 28 December 2012

Educational and Professional Experience

         1994 -1995  University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA   
M.Ed. Educational Administration & Instructional Leadership
 v  Conducted extensive on “Education in India”
 v  Devised school projects on various topic (human resource development, evaluation, multi-culturalism, curriculum / instruction)

     1992 -1994       Loyola University of Chicago, IL, USA
     B.A. Psychology- Honors
 v  President of Psi Chi- International Honor Society in Psychology
 v  Worked in various Research Team under Psychology Professors
 v  Honors Thesis - “Savoring the Positive”

  1990 -1991       Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL, USA
     A.A.(Associate in Arts) Honors Program- Elgin Community   
     College, Elgin, IL, USA
v  President of ECC Honors Society
v  Vice-President of Phi Theta Kappa (International Honor Society)
v  Selected as the only ”All-American Academic Nominee” from college
v  Selected in “Who’s Who Among American Junior Colleges”
v  Graduated with high Honors distinction

                                                          PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
                                      2003 - Present Glendale Academy for Learning & Enrichment
   Director-Education/ Principal
 v  Planned and designed complete school and its programs
 v  Head the curriculum. Interior design, recruitment and  
        teacher – training
 v  Editor-in-Chief of school newsletter

1995 - 2002 Springfields School- Masab Tank, Hyderabad
 Director- Education
v  Involved in planning and organizing of academic,  co-curricular  
                 and extra-curricular activities of the school
   v  Plan and implement evaluations, projects and HRD  

     1995 - Present Consultant – Psychometrics, Hyderabad
v  Administer various psychometric & psychological assessments
v  Plan & conduct staff development program for institutions
v  Facilitate workshops for education, parenting & personal skills

                                    College Preparatory School of America, Chicago, IL, USA
                                     Administrative manager
v  Handled all administrative duties under Principal including accounts, student records planning of school events, public relations, and coordination / organization of daily activities

                                                      PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
v  Psi Chi- The national Honor Society in Psychology, USA
v  Young Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce Ladies Organization, (FICCI) Vice-Chairperson
v  Young Indians (Confederation of Indian Industries), Hyderabad Chapter Yi – CII Education - Chairperson
v  Golden Key National Honor Society, USA
v  National Panel for Multiple Intelligence, New Delhi (Executive Council Member)


                   COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
  v  Volunteer at United Economic Porum (1995-present)
  v  Community Service Coordinator- Hyderabad Area                  
             Ladies Circle #67 (1999-2004)
  v  Conduct teacher-training for village school & urban poor          
v  Active in Women’s-Welfare Programs through Babukhan Craft Center
v  Arranged medical/ food relief for Bosnia 1993
v  Was a Peer Counselor and Training Leader in High School (1987-1990)
v  Volunteer- Doyle School for Emotionally Disturbed Children, Chicago, IL (1993-1994)
v  Kakhatiya Ladies Club member (2005-Present)
v  All India Representative - MLT

                                                  COURSES TAKEN IN PSYCHOLOGY
Introduction to psychology, Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Human Sexuality, Organizational and Industrial Psychology, Psychology of Personality, Psychology of Women, Research Methods in Social Science, Cognitive Psychology, Interpersonal Relations, Group Dynamic and Honors Thesis

                                            COURSES TAKEN IN EDUCATION
Curriculum and Instruction, Improving Leaning Environments, Teacher Evaluation, Independent Study on Education in India, Foundation of School Administration, Education in the Classroom, Strategies for Effective Teaching, and The Development Child

                                            COURSES TAKEN IN SOCIOLOGY
Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, Social and the Human Condition and  Introduction to Social Work

                                                     AWARDS RECEIVED
Distinction of Cum Laude (Honors) in the attainment of Honors Baccalaureate Degree at  
       Loyola University of Chicago 1994
v      Psychology Honors Award, Loyola University of Chicago 1994
v     Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in the Presidential  Academic Fitness Awards  
       Program signed by President Reagan in 1987 and President Bush in 1990 
v       Hyderabad Foundation of Chicago presented an “Academic  &  Leadership Excellence” 
       Award in 1990 and 1992
v      Primary Plus Outstanding Award - Multiple Intelligence (2006)

v  Certified Facilitator for STEP (Systematic Training for  Effective Parenting)
v  Write weekly articles on Parenting, Education and Multiple Intelligence for Times of India, 
     Hyderabad Supplement
v  Received Certified Nursing Assistant Training -1990
v  Hobbies: Ike ban, Yoga, Reading & other Creative pursuits


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