With over two decades of experience in the field of education, Ms. Kiran has worked in various roles including Curriculum and Content Developer, Teacher, Coordinator, Examination Officer, Program Leader for the CIDTT, Teacher Trainer, Principal and Academic Director in higly reputed international schools in Pune and Chennai. Her progressive and enthusiastic personality with a flair for mentoring and developing faculty along with her excellent interpersonal skills has won her numerous accolades.
As an educator, Ms. Kiran Merchant is deeply committed to child centric pedagogy and emphasizes on shifting focus from teaching to learning. A strong advocate of including the learner’s voice and choice in the learning process and expression, she has guided and mentored several teachers in developing deep approaches to support learning, which makes it relevant, engaging, discovery-oriented and motivating for the children.
In her current role with SV High group of schools, Ms. Kiran will be guiding and mentoring the leadership teams on developing policies and practices in line with the Vision and Mission of the school. She will lead the implementation of the curriculum, develop instructional practices that support a learner centric school environment and ensure that the planning and execution meet the expected educational standards and learning outcomes of the curriculum.
Ms. Kiran believes that to stay relevant to the times, one has to be on a continuous journey of formal and informal learning. Apart from various face-to-face and online courses on instructional practices, assessments and leadership, she has completed a Leadership Program for Educators from IIM Bangalore. She holds a postgraduate degree in Economics with a B.Ed. from the Central Institute of Education, Delhi University.