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Mrs. Damayanti Bhattacharya, Educationist and Principal of Jasudben M L School and Bloomingdales Pre-Primary

Mrs. Damayanti Bhattacharya,  Educationist and Principal of Jasudben M L School and Bloomingdales Pre-Primary

By: Preety Chaudhary

Ahmedabad, November:

Damayanti Bhattacharya is a veteran educator with an experience of over 30 years in the field of education. A qualified Master of English Literature from Calcutta University, Damayanti Bhattacharya also holds a B. Ed degree, is an AP certified teacher as well as an IGCSE certified teacher for Global Perspectives. She taught briefly in 2 schools in Gujarat where she lived for a few years, and after that she came to Mumbai to further pursue her goal of imparting holistic education in 1994. Ever since then, she has been striving to bring out the importance of character building and overall personality development of the students.

In Mumbai, her first stint was with JML School which lasted 3 years following which she joined The Cathedral & John Connon Middle School, and was a part of the reputed institution for 22 years during which she essayed roles of English HOD and then Headmistress. She was also the first in India to introduce an innovation hub to promote practical learning experiences. She strongly believes that children are like clay and teachers are potters. The duty of the potter is to fashion the clay with love and care, to create a strong and most exquisite piece of art.

Damayanti Bhattacharya keeps herself abreast of the ‘National Education Policy’ and the ever-evolving sphere of education via workshops and leadership courses. Her vision is to ignite and nurture the spirit of inquiry in young leaders and she passionately follows the motto that knowledge is adorned by character. Through the course of her professional journey as a resilient educator, her mission has been to:

  • Build an ecosystem which promotes thinking and learning by providing excellent curricular and co-curricular programs.
  • Continuously upgrade teaching skills through ongoing training programs for teachers
  • Inculcate amongst its students, a relevant value system.
  • Be in all things contemporary

Damayanti Bhattacharya has been bestowed with the Iconic Leadership Award by the Governor for imparting the most advanced knowledge and education to the children without departing from the core Indian values. She believes that JML School and Bloomingdales Pre-Primary has offered her a remarkable learning curve, making it an enriching experience that is certain to help her mentor children and shape lives in a better manner.