Ms. Hema Surapaneni is a passionate educator with 27 years of experience in teaching, consultation, advisory and as a Principal. After her rich experience at Alphonsas Educational Society and Oakridge International School, she established three schools (Phoenix Greens, Ganges Valley and The Gaudium) from the ground level as a Founder Principal. She is trained in PYP, MYP & DP of the International Baccalaureate and was an assistant examiner for IBDP Biology and played a key role in training the teachers in all the curricula i.e. IB, IGCSE & CBSE. She has participated in a leadership summit at the college of Education, University of Iowa, USA and has a CLIL diploma from the University of Cambridge. She has visited more than twenty schools across the globe like China, Japan, Australia, USA and is currently the CBSE Cluster Head for the BHEL region of CBSE Schools. She has been listed in the top 25 women leaders in Indian Education sector. As a student, she has been an all-rounder in sports, quizzing, debating, singing, dancing and theater. She is trained in ‘Child Safety & Safeguarding’ certified by the Association for the Advancement of International Education.