Mrs Simantini Sardesai is a noted educationist and has long experience of working in the field of education. She is Post graduate in Economics with B.Ed. Starting from her career she has worked at various positions from teacher headmistress to Principal of Montessori Training school and after that she is continuously associated with Sandipani Foundation. Earlier she was founder Principal of Motherland Convent and now working as Chief executive officer of Sandipani Vidya Vihar and also is an Ex-officio Director of Sandipani Foundation. Till date she is active and her guidance and suggestions for proper implementation of curriculum is very effective. According to her the key of her success is simple living and high thinking and to be honest to yourself with whatever you do in life.
Besides strong academic performance her keen interest in art, literature has brought many laurels to her personal credit and to the institution. Her achievements in co-curricular activities are also commendable.
Area of Interest
Education: – Education is the primary area of her interest. Besides routine curriculum she has several articles published in various print media related to Education system and education policies of India. Till date she is writing articles on Evaluation system, Compulsory education, CCE and soon
Poetry: – Good imagination and command on vocabulary is the essence of her poetry. Her recitations include topics on politics, Environment, human nature and his mood and so on. She has also written many poems for children. She has published two Books of Marathi Poems which is appreciated on many forums.
Dramatics:- Several Dance-Drama on various topics like Ritu-Rang, Ras-Sagar, Swar-sudha, Buddiman Prani, Nakshatra, Antariksha ke sair, Shiksha tab aur aab written and directed by her brought several accolades on both school annual Function and public forum.
Music: – Music is her interest as well as her hobby. She has given music to many of her poems and given programmes also. Even she has recorded her compositions.
Co- Curricular Activities
From 1974-2004 as a Principal of Motherland Convent, directed the complete programme of Annual Social Gathering. Some of her compositions which were well acclaimed are Ritu-Rang, Ras-Sagar, Swar-sudha, Buddiman Prani, Nakshatra and so many items like this.
Active member of Antar Bharati which conducts various activities like Bal-Melas, Camps, Excursions etc.
Participated in more than 50 seminars at District, State and National Level organized by various agencies working in the field of Education.
Actively encouraged students and conducted various exams like Central Institute of General Knowledge Learning, Environmental Care and Sustainable Development Society, National Cyber Olympiad, Unique Talent Search Exam, National talent Search exam etc. The school has bagged several laurels in the above mentioned exams for years together.
Has keen interest in Marathi Poetry composition and has published two collections of various poems. Also encouraged students to participate in Marathi Exam conducted by Brahn Maharashtra New Delhi for the up-liftment of Marathi Language and Literature.
Has given poetry recitation programme on All India Radio on 23-06-89 and number of other programmes.