Ms. Mukta Rai

PRINCIPAL, Shalom Presidency School

Ms Mukta Rai is an accomplished academician who has been associated with school education for the past twenty five years. She has held positions of eminence as an educator and as a leader in organisations of repute.

Ms Rai, who hails from a family of noted educationist, specialises in English and Education. She has worked in schools of repute like Delhi Public School Gurgaon where she headed the English department and was felicitated for bringing about stellar Board results.

Her outstanding contribution in mentoring students was commended by the Human Resource and Development Ministry. Recognising her vast experience and expertise in the field of education, the Central Board of Secondary Education appointed Ms Mukta Rai as the Head of its Spot Evaluation team for grade XII English Examination in Gurgaon for four consecutive years. She carried out the task with aplomb and efficiency.

Ms Rai believes that relevance of education lies in igniting spark of curiosity in young minds. Her innovative approach to education rests on the belief that the significance of education lies not in what we acquire through it but what we become by virtue of it.

During her career, Ms Rai shouldered a plethora of scholastic and co-scholastic responsibilities at national and international levels. She has sound knowledge of contemporary pedagogical practices and in- depth understanding of the needs of students in and out of the classroom.

Her core competencies lie in monitoring academic growth of students, modelling the prevailing curriculum as per current requirements of students, professional development and evaluation of teachers and development of innovative assessment modes that meet the highest standards of excellence.

Ms Rai combines qualities of head and heart in her persona. She holds in high esteem, the noble task of nurturing young minds and feels that the influence of an educator can last till eternity. Her happiest moments are those that she spends with children, as a teacher and as a mentor.