Meet Ms. Shanmugapriya, Primary Teacher from Samsidh Mount Litera Zee School, HSR Branch. She has been working with us for the past 5 years.
1. Why did you choose teaching as a career?
Ans: Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world - Malala Yousafzai
All my teachers right from primary school to higher education were stand alone models and they have influenced me to become a teacher.I feel that it’s a great opportunity to work with young people and make a difference in their lives. Whenever my students meet me somewhere ,they rush to me to wish me and talk to me. I feel this is the only profession where we are remembered by everyone irrespective of one’s position and status. This is one of the professions,which gives us the job satisfaction. I feel a sense of achievement whenever my students score high not only in the examination but also in the examination of life when they do well in their professional and personal lives.
2.Why/How did you come across/join MLZS?
Ans: A friend of mine was working as a special educator in Samsidh MLZS then. She informed me of a vacancy for Math teacher’s post. So I attended the interview and got an opportunity to work in this esteemed institution.
3.What do you like about MLZs?
Ans: I like the vision of our school of “creating 21st Century leaders” and feel proud to be a part of this awesome process. We are working for a better future. At Samsidh MLZS the work atmosphere is really good. Right from the Management, everyone is very down to earth and work oriented. All work towards achieving the common goal of creating the 21st Century leaders. we are allowed to share our feelings ,difficulties etc with the Management very freely and are guided and encouraged by them in an amiable manner .
4.What are the changes that you have brought into a child?
Ans: I made my students free of fear from tests and the importance of having a good mental ability in their day to day life .In my class I make sure that all are equal irrespective of their academic knowledge and their family status. My students follow the same and there is no divide what so ever.
5.Why is MLZS better than the other schools?
Ans: Samsidh MLZS is an Institution which strives purely for the welfare of the children. Here we see what is right for the child and all our work revolves around it .I feel in that way Samsidh MLZS plays a wonderful role as an ethical and humane Educational Institution.
6.What are the achievements in your teaching career?
Ans: Even though I work as teacher, I feel I continue to be a good and eager learner. I gain a cornucopia of knowledge from my students, colleagues and my higher authorities every day which empowers me further. I would like to share an incident .When I was the class teacher of grade 2, I had an autistic child in my class. At the end of the academic year,I asked the students to write a letter /drawing to their favourite teacher. That child drew a picture of lady with the words, “ I love Priya ma’am. I love my math teacher” and he gave A+ grade and a few stars tome.I was really moved and overwhelmed by the touching gesture of the child through his drawing.
7.How long do you wish to work for this school?
Ans: I would like to work till my retirement age, maybe even later if I have physical strength. I believe that this is my destiny and I can’t even think about working in any other place as I am totally attached to this atmosphere.
8.What do you think is the role of a teacher in MLZS?
Ans: A teacher's role in MLZS involves more than simply standing in front of a classroom and lecturing.Here the teacher understands that teaching involves wearing multiple hats to ensure that the school day runs smoothly and all students receive a quality education.
9.If you need to describe MLZS in one word, what would it be?
10. Out of the six values of the School, which value is the closest to your heart?
Ans: Open mindedness. Open-mindedness helps us to learn and grow, to strengthen our belief in ourselves.