Vandana Marwaha

Principal & Director, Delhi Private School, Sharjah

Ms. Vandana Marwaha, is the Principal & Director of Delhi Private School, Sharjah, a highly acclaimed educational institution, established in UAE since 2000, catering to students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 under the Indian CBSE Curriculum. With a Masters (Honours)in Physics, her foray into education began in the year 1989, as a Senior School Faculty in the department of Physics, in the renowned Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, New Delhi. In the year 2000, when DPS Sharjah came into being, Ms. Marwaha’s dynamism and enterprise were provided the fitting platform to nurture, when she was first awarded the position of Sr. Headmistress, DPS Sharjah. Her innate nature to take the bull by the horns and handle any situation with panache and sensitivity, soon spiraled her to the position of Principal of the school, in 2008 and thereafter escalated to the position of Principal & Director in 2017. Ms. Marwaha’s robust knowledge of current trends in the technical and academic world combined with her philosophy of hard work remarkable foresightedness and impeccable decision-making ability, have proved to be the steppingstones on which DPS Sharjah has consistently grown and flourished. Today, the school boasts of a strength of 6000 plus students and 500 plus faculty with state of art facilities, fostering 21st Century technology-based learning, with a strong incline towards the complete well-being of the students. Ms. Vandana Marwaha is an innovative educator and futuristic leader and advocates a distinctive culture of academic excellence and creative innovation. She believes in “Live in the present but think like tomorrow” and her USP is “To Sense the Situation and be Sensitive to its Needs!” Under her dynamic leadership and path breaking ideologies, the school has attained great heights with several remarkable achievements both academic and co-curricular and notable awards to its favour, including the distinguished Sheikh Khalifa Award for Educational excellence.

SPEAKER SESSIONS

Edtech in action

15 November 2021 | 16:35 - 17:00 | English | Enhancing the Online Proctoring process through Digital safeguard mechanisms

Innovation has been our vision at DPS Sharjah! And our mission, to endeavour to facilitate every possible opportunity that will foster such creativity in our students. The culture of the school is such that if there is a problem, there is a solution! And ‘Dipsites’ need to find it! As an educator, I firmly believe that “You can teach a student a lesson for a day, but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, it will be a lifetime of learning”. This is the key to modern-day education…where we encourage creativity and exploration of ideas and facilitate the channel for innovation from a very young age! Today the field of education has embraced innovation, and this has radically altered the process of learning across all levels.

Keeping this in mind, our Innovation Hub (IH) is established to nurture a collaborative community, self-directed learning, enabling physical and virtual spaces to promote creativity, and to bring an entrepreneurial and ‘giving’ culture amongst the youth. It was established keeping in mind the requirements of the 21st century skills, global perspective, joyful and experiential learning, and this would enable the ‘school as a community’ to become the hub of innovation and give students the opportunity to drive their passion beyond limits.

Schools must become incubation centers where these young innovators are facilitated the space to work on their creativity whilst pursuing their academic goals.