Ms. Beena Nair, Vice Principal of Shanti Bhavan, holds over 26 years of teaching experience in day and boarding schools in North and South India. She joined the Shanti Bhavan team in 1999. As Vice Principal at Shanti Bhavan, Ms. Nair is responsible for scheduling classes, overseeing the residential care of children and staff, and general administration.
Among her many contributions to the school, Ms. Nair has been responsible for teaching Hindi – a challenge for many South Indian children who are not familiar with the language – and General Knowledge, a subject taught in Indian schools about government leaders, important historical events, and other topical general information.
Ms. Nair completed her Master’s degree in History in 2011. In addition, she holds a Bachelor of Education in the teaching of English and Social Studies, as well as a Bachelor of Humanities from Jammu University, with a focus in History. She has participated in academic competitions run by the United Schools Organization of India, a project of the United Nations, and by the National Social Service. Among her interests is Kho-Kho, an Indian sport featured in the Olympics, which she excelled in while attending university.