Naina Dhillon, is currently working as the Principal at Ecole Globale International Girls’ School, Dehradun.
Ms. Dhillon had had a long and illustrious career spanning over 2 decades, in some of the best boarding schools across the country.
An alumni of the Lawrence School Sanawar, Ms. Dhillon went on to complete her post graduation in Englidh Literature. Intially training to be a pilot, she was called in by a friendto be a substitute teacher in her school. The joy of teaching never left and she chose to live her life among students rather than out of a suitcase.
Ms. Dhillon worked at her alma mater, The Lawrence School Sanawar , where she was the Editor of the school magazine and has been credited for creating a new format that is used till today. She was House mistress for senior girls. Along with this Ms Dhillon , being an avid trekker, took a group of girls for High altitude trekking every year, for eg Bhawa Pass, Lamadug etc. At Yadavindra Public School Patiala, she was appointed as the first woman House master for Boys. Her House remained Cock House for four years running. Moving to Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya as a Vice Principal, opened up newer avenues to learn and resulted in many adventures as well. During her tenure as Vice Principal, she ensured an excellent Board result, and worked to improve the social and emotional health of the students.
Ms. Dhillon believes in team work and has an open door policy. Students, staff, parents are always welcome . Being a good listener has helped her to retain the pulse of the school and has also averted many issues from blowing up.
The greatest joy for her remains teaching, and she continues to teach Grade IX and XI. Ms Dhillon’s philosophy at work can be summed up in two words, “Being there”. She believes that there is no substitute to being present with the students and the staff. This has been the key to whatever little success she might have achieved.