Baljeet Oberoi, Principal, Oakridge International School, Bachupally, Hyderabad

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In the realm of education, Ms. Baljeet, a seasoned professional, places utmost importance on nurturing robust relationships among parents, students, and staff to create an environment conducive to optimal learning. Her unwavering commitment is dedicated to delivering a superior education aligned with the school’s pursuit of academic excellence, championing equity, inclusion, and fostering a personalized learning atmosphere. As a proficient communicator, Ms. Baljeet forges meaningful connections with diverse students and, in her role as an instructional leader, diligently ensures that every teacher and student receive unwavering support for realizing their fullest potential through collaborative and purposeful learning.

Tell us about your journey (personal & professional), when you started your journey in this education industry and how it is going and what is the future plan.

My journey in education has been a continuous process of learning and growth, shaped by the ever-changing landscape of teaching and learning. I have witnessed the evolution of education from passive methods to dynamic active learning, emphasizing holistic development, fostering values, global connectivity, and self-directed learning.

As an educator, I have experienced the transformative power of active learning, where students are no longer mere recipients of information but active participants in their learning journey. I believe in instilling core values in our students, fostering a global perspective, and empowering them to take ownership of their learning journey.

In this evolving educational landscape, the principles of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) serve as the cornerstone of my approach. I strive to create inclusive learning environments
where every student feels valued, respected, and empowered to reach their full potential.

As I look towards the future of education, I envision a world where learning is personalized,
accessible, and transformative. I believe that future-ready education will emphasize holistic development, nurturing not only academic excellence but also social-emotional skills, global citizenship, and a lifelong love of learning.

Share an insight if any challenges you faced while running your organization. What Inspired you to get into this industry?

As an educator, I extend beyond traditional boundaries, driven by a purpose to strengthen
society through problem-solving and education. I nurture young minds, understanding their
brilliance will shape our future. This reciprocal exchange inspires me.

Values guide our transformative process, precious treasures leading to a brighter future.
As the institution’s head, I navigate challenges, seamlessly transitioning between roles. I foster
an environment that nurtures growth, inclusivity, and collective success.

As an agent of societal fortitude, I empower young minds, recognizing their limitless potential. Together, we embark on a passionate journey, bridging gaps and unlocking the best in each student.

This multifaceted role allows me to make a meaningful impact on the world. It is a journey
of continuous learning, growth, and purpose

Being an educational leader, what message would you like to give? Your motivational mantra?

As an educational leader, I impart this inspirational maxim: True courage lies in not only facing any situation as a role model but also in standing up for what’s right, especially when it’s tough. Success, however, is born not from mere inaction but from unwavering consistency in one’s actions.

During the Pandemic, what challenges faced Oakridge International School, Bachupally and how did you overcome them?

We faced a multitude of challenges during the pandemic, with the abrupt shift to remote learning
posing the most significant hurdle. To overcome this, we swiftly embraced virtual platforms, ensuring an engaging scholastic environment. Nord Anglia Education played a crucial role in fostering Student Agency, empowering students to take ownership of their learning journey.

Maintaining open communication with students and parents was paramount, and their unwavering support proved invaluable in navigating the turbulent seas of uncertainty. Simultaneously, our dedicated faculty underwent intensive professional development, seamlessly integrating cutting-edge technologies into their teaching practices.

Through resilience, innovation, and a collaborative spirit, Oakridge International School Bachupally emerged stronger from the pandemic. We demonstrated our unwavering commitment to providing high-quality education, even in the face of unprecedented challenges.

What, according to you, is the advancement in this education industry in terms of technology? Do you think your adoption of such advanced technologies has brought you and your organisation to this elite position?

The education industry has witnessed a remarkable transformation driven by technological advancements. Online learning platforms have expanded access to education, while AI-powered
personalized instruction tailors learning experiences to individual needs. Immersive technologies like AR and VR bring abstract concepts to life, fostering deeper engagement and understanding.

Oakridge Bachupally has embraced these innovations, propelling our institution to a position
of excellence. Our cutting-edge technology-infused programs attract top faculty and foster dynamic learning environments that prepare students for success in an ever-evolving world.

Technology is not merely a tool; it is a catalyst for educational excellence. By continuously integrating advanced technologies into our teaching and learning methodologies, we remain at the forefront of educational innovation, empowering students to become global citizens who are equipped to shape a brighter future.

What are the additional facilities provided by the Oakridge International School, Bachupally as compared to other schools in your locality?

Oakridge International School Bachupally distinguishes itself by offering a comprehensive and
holistic education that goes beyond conventional boundaries. We foster student agency and global connectedness, nurturing their talents to prepare them for success in a rapidly changing world.

Through unique partnerships with esteemed institutions like MIT and Juilliard, Oakridge
empowers students to actively engage in global endeavors. Gaining invaluable exposure and
developing a global mindset, they are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in an interconnected and dynamic global society.

Advanced Learning Environment: Our modern campus provides a stimulating and supportive learning environment, with well-equipped classrooms, spacious libraries, advanced technology integration, and ample sports and recreational facilities.

Diverse curriculum and extracurricular activities: We offer a wide range of academic and extracurricular programs that cater to a variety of interests and talents, fostering creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Global citizenship education (NAE Family): We instill a global perspective in our students, preparing them to become responsible and engaged citizens in an increasingly interconnected world.

World’s Best Teacher: Our highly qualified and experienced teachers are passionate about education and committed to providing individualized support and guidance to each student.

Strong support network: We maintain open communication with parents and guardians, fostering a collaborative partnership that supports students’ academic and personal growth.

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