Age is No Barrier: Story of a School Leader

New Indian Public School’s Ms. Usha Senthil is one of the youngest school leaders associated with Mantra4Change. An admirable woman, she is very open-minded and a great listener, these being some of the many qualities that make her an effective leader. Looking back at her own journey, Ms. Usha says, “Being a teacher, I relate to the peaks and falls that my fellow-teachers experience every day. The experiences have uniquely shaped my professional growth and I believe that I can truly make a difference in this position.”

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As a School Transformation Lead working with the school for the last three months, I couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful school leader. Ms. Usha’s fierceness towards implementing innovative ideas in the school, her ability to reflect and evaluate, as well as envision the growth of her school, her teachers and her students are all testament to how much she loves what she does.

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Through her experiences, she has learned important lessons in the power of collaboration and has been more willing to work with people in the school as well as partner with organizations to chart a holistic improvement journey for her school. 


In the academic year of 2019-20, New Indian Public School partnered with Mantra4Change and became a part of our School Transformation and Empowerment Project (STEP). The hope is to bring about a positive change in the school, with an improvement in the quality of education each student receives and continuous professional development of teachers in the school, finally creating sustainable solutions for school improvement. 

Contributed by Charul Dhingra, School Transformation Lead, Mantra4Change

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