Ms. Shagun has had a long association with Somani schools. In fact, in 1997, she began her professional journey as a teacher at G.D. Somani Memorial School. She joined the school as an alumnus of Delhi University’s Lady Sri Ram College for Women and Jawaharlal Nehru University, where she completed a bachelors’ degree in Economics and a master’s degree in Geography, respectively.
Coming from an armed forces background, she has had the opportunity to both study and teach in schools across the country. In her initial years, she taught the national curriculum in well-known schools in Delhi and Mumbai. Then, in 2005, she made a conscious decision to switch to teaching the international curricula, eventually joining the faculty at B.D. Somani International School as an Economics teacher in 2008.
Her association with B.D. Somani International School spans over 13 years. During that time, she has donned different hats – from being the DP Economics teacher, to the Middle School coordinator, the Diploma Programme coordinator and now the Deputy Principal of Secondary School. She believes that these roles have collectively helped her understand the unique requirements of the school’s diverse functions and added to her professional growth in immeasurable ways. She is passionate about the student-centric approaches to teaching and learning that B.D. Somani takes and believes that success should not exclusively be measured by results at the end of an academic year; it should also include each individual child’s personal growth and accomplishments.
She is firm in her conviction that B.D. Somani’s unique culture of supporting and encouraging every single student’s goals, dreams, and aspirations is what sets the school apart. She takes pride in the fact that at B.D. Somani, we nurture our students, help them build on their existing knowledge and then encourage them to expand their horizons. She finds it deeply rewarding to see that when our students graduate from school, they are confident about stepping into a world that will inevitably be full of challenges.
Having travelled widely in India and lived abroad for several years, Ms. Shagun believes that many of life’s greatest lessons are learnt when you step out of your comfort zone and live in a foreign environment and culture. As an educator, her philosophy has been simple – never hesitate to be curious about learning new things because knowledge is never static. Education is not something that you can ever finish – it is lifelong!