Jamshedpur, June 27: Jayanti Sheshadri, the registrar of Loyola School in Jamshedpur has been appointed as vice principal of the school. She took over from Father Michael Fernandes as the new vice principal of the school. Father Michael has now been appointed as the director of De Nolili Schools (there are eight CISCE schools run by the Jesuit Society).
Father Pius Fernandes, principal of Loyola School confirmed the development. He said: “Jayanti Sheshadri is efficient, loyal, approachable and student friendly and above all she is an excellent teacher.”
In 2018, Sheshadri was bestowed with the National Award to Teachers conferred by the Union ministry of human resource development. Sheshadri received the coveted award from Vice President, Venkaiah Naidu at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on September 5. The award carried a medal, certificate and Rs 50,000 prize money.
Sheshadri, who says she became a teacher by accident, has been teaching English for the past 20 years and the last 10 years in Loyola School. Apart from teaching, she is also a master trainer and has conducted more than 30 training programmes for teachers and heads of schools. The training programmes’ topics range from – teaching of English, to communication skills, leadership programmes, team building, developement of core skills in students, inclusive pedagogy, child protection, sexual harassment at the work place etc.
She started her career as a HR person with a private company and worked for 10 years there too. She took a break and joined teaching thinking that was the best job suited to a woman. Sheshadri is extensively involved in training teachers of underprivileged schools run by Jesuits in rural areas and is also involved in environmental activities involving school children.