Priyamvada holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics from St Stephen’s College and a Certificate in Science of Early Child Development from Red River College, Canada. Apart from being the Continuum Coordinator, she leads the Mathematics department (6-12) and teaches TOK to the Diploma Programme students. She has attended several workshops conducted by the IB in Mathematics and TOK, the most current being on Assessments in Mathematics. Priyamvada is an examiner (moderator) for Mathematics Higher Level Explorations and Paper 2. She is workshop leader for IB in the Asia Pacific Region since 2016 and had conducted over 8 workshops including Mathematics, Approaches to teaching and learning and Culture of thinking and assessments.
She has 20 years of experience in teaching and started her career at the Sriram School, Gurgaon where she was the HOD for Mathematics. Her journey with IB started in the same school in 2005 where she was part of the core team for authorisation and the assistant diploma programme coordinator. She has worked with the Aga Khan Education Service from 2008-2012, as their Head – Academic Transition. This involved managing change through school development initiatives to transition from State to National curriculum, professional development of staff and community development projects.
She joined BIS in 2012. Even after many years of being in this profession, her love for this profession has increased and she feels she grows with every experience. Despite being a student of mathematics, she enjoys reading on science and philosophy. Her current inspiration is a quote by Einstein (that has a direct impact on how learning should take place):
“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”