With over 25 years of transformative work in education, Dr Amrita Vohra is a passionate learner and educator currently serving as Director Education for GEMS Education, India and Executive Principal for GEMS International School, Gurgaon. A PhD in English Literature and a certified Program Leader for Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications for teachers and school leaders, she has been a faculty for under-graduate and post-graduate programs in Women’s Studies, Literature, Feminist Literary Criticism, Women and Child Psychology and Business Communication. She has contributed various articles and research papers to a wide variety of professional publications and her personal blog www.pindropsilence.in is widely appreciated by educators and mothers. She is also a Bharat Natyam Dancer and has always had a keen interest in dramatic arts and Drama-in-Education. Her key research interests are women and child psychology, pedagogy, assessment, inclusive education, teacher professional development, curriculum design, school improvement, quality assurance and early childhood education. She has helped setup and led various schools as a Principal and /or school improvement advisor as while serving earlier as Head of Academic Research and Training and later as the Head of Professional Development and Quality Assurance and also as an active member of the GEMS Global Education team working with institutions like Educomp Solutions, Global Classroom, Opportunity International (a global non-profit organization that helps schools with Quality Assurance) and GEMS Education.
Dr Vohra has reviewed various textbook series for eminent publications like Oxford University Press and Macmillan Education. She has also been supporting the CBSE with research on embedding international standards and best practices in the assessment and pedagogical practices aligned with the NEP 2020. She is a member of the National Council of the Association of Indian Principals (AIP), a member of the Steering Committee for CII Schools Summit, a member of the CII Indian Women’s Network and also a member of the Progress Card Committee formed by CBSE. She has been the proud recipient of various awards and recognitions over the years including, Top Principal Award by ELETS World Education Summit, Woman of Excellence Award by Indian Achiever’s Forum, Best Principal Award by the All India Swacchha Bharat Art Forum, an Education and Human Resource Development Organization, Inspiring Educator of the NCR by Rocksport, Visionary Educator for Emotional Literacy by Zenik Olympiad Foundation and various others. Under her leadership, GEMS International School, Gurgaon won the Inspire School Award for Best Skill-development, ELETS School Award for Innovation and Global Collaborative Learning, Education World Grand Jury Award for the National rank 1 in the category of Library & Reading Culture, as well as National rank 1 in the category of Career Counselling Leadership. As the students topped across ICT competitions and Innovation challenges across the nation, the school was also recognized as India’s top tech-savvy School by WhizJuniors. Dr. Amrita has also been chosen among the 10 most Influential Women in Education 2020 by Insight, and among 25 Leaders re-inventing Education by Education World.