Faculty : Dharampur

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Samiksha Singh

Director Administration

Samiksha Singh

Mrs. Samiksha is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University and an alumna of the Lawrence School, Sanawar. She has successfully completed a diploma course in School Administration from Delhi. She joined Pinegrove in 1993 and has worked in various posts during her tenure. She is a founder member of the faculty at Subathu and has been the Administrator (Head Administration) since its inception. The school has progressed leaps and bounds under her able leadership, guidance and control. She is a gentle but yet, a firm disciplinarian who has coupled this approach with affection and understanding, which successfully goes a long way with the present trends of modern education

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Sanjay Chauhan

Head Teacher

Sanjay Chauhan

Sanjay is an alumnus of St. Augustine's School, Kalimpong, Distt Darjeeling. He holds Bachelor's Degrees in Science and Education as well as a Master's in Mathematics. He joined Pinegrove in 1996 and is one of the founder members of the Subathu wing faculty. He has worked as House Master, Head Activities and was the Organizing Secretary of the Inter-School Declamation Competition and has shouldered the responsibility of teaching Science to Secondary and Mathematics to Senior Secondary classes. He has performed the duties of Head of Activities in the Subathu location for a couple of years and has been appointed as the Head of the Institution to take care of the Academic Development of the Senior School children in March 2007.

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Kiran Attri

Head Teacher (Elementary)

Kiran Attri

Kiran joined Pinegrove in 1991 and is a Masters in Economics, Bachelor's in Education and an honours graduate in Political Science from HP University. She is one of the founder members of the Pinegrove Faculty and teaches Hindi and Mathematics. She is a talented dancer, musician and artist and proficiently uses these skills for the benefit of children. She is an amiable, soft-spoken and kind hearted person who is fiercely loyal to the institution and sincerely devoted towards her duties. She has unstintingly spent a large number of years towards the welfare and progress of Pinegrovian children and has taken over as Head Academics of Junior School in December 2004.

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Man Mohan Singh

Head Finance

Man Mohan Singh

Man Mohan Singh is a commerce graduate and was working as the Senior Accountant of the school for the past four years. This year he was promoted as the Accounts Officer incharge of the Accounts section in the Head office of the school in the appointment known as "Head - Accounts". He had previously been looking after the accounts department in many commercial and charitable establishments in Delhi and Punjab for more than fifteen years. He is a deeply religious, helpful and honest officer. He has tremendous stamina and capacity to work long hours and is efficiently doing the task entrusted to him. He joined Pinegrove in the year 2000.

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Vishal Gauri

Head Administration and Public Relations

Vishal Gauri

Mr Gauri is from Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh. He holds a Postgraduate degree in English and Bachelor's degree in Education from HPU, Shimla. With a flair for Sports since his school days, he has represented his college and Solan District Cricket Teams at U-19, U-22 and Senior State levels. He joined Pinegrove in 2003. With over 20 years of experience, he is a true Grovian by heart and soul. Apart from coordinating Sports, he has taught Social Science to the Senior Classes and assumed responsibility as Head Cultural Affairs and Activities. He has been bestowed with additional responsibility as Head Administration and Public Relations for displaying unceasing dedication towards his duties and loyalty towards the institution.

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Surinder Mehta

Head of Sports

Surinder Mehta

Surinder has done his M Ped from I.D.C.P.E College, Nagpur University and attended the Under-15 India level camp in Cricket, conducted by Kapil Dev, Chetan Sharma and Bishan Singh Bedi He has represented H.P.U in North India Intervarsity Cricket Championship and participated in the Senior and Junior State Championship several times. He is BCCI Level A and Level B and Level B refresher qualified cricket coach from NCA(BCCI). The HPCA has taken his services as a chief coach of the State women's team, state U-19 team, u-17 boy's team and assistant coach, Himachal Ranji Trophy team, 2009. He is also the selector of all women HPCA cricket teams. He is working as Head of Sports.

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Sunil Verma

Head of Pastoral Care

Sunil Verma

Sunil completed his schooling from various KendriyaVidyalayas. He is a Postgraduate in English Literature from HP University and participated in Public Speaking, NCC and Boxing during his school and college days. He attended the Republic Day Camp at Delhi in 1997 and was part of a marching contingent on Rajpath. He completed PRCN Course from Officers’ Training Academy Kamptee, Nagpur, in 2020 and was commissioned as an Associate NCC Officer. He organises the Annual School Parade and NCC Camps of the School. Sunil is a prolific speaker and motivator, loves to indulge in reading and listening to debates and talk shows on TV. He has a TED Talk to his credit and is loved by students and staff alike. He was appointed as the Head of Pastoral Care, in February 2022.

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Dr. Kalpana Tyagi

Resident Medical Officer

Dr. Kalpana Tyagi

Dr Kalpana hails from Delhi, she is an MBBS and completed her MD from the Russian State Medical University, Moscow. She has a wide experience of 15 years in Gynaecology and Obstetrics (Infertility) and has also worked for an NGO associated with Mother and Child Health Care. She loves listening to ghazals, cooking and dancing. She joined Pinegrove School, Dharampur in April 2019 as the Resident Medical Officer and proved herself to be a very diligent, determined and strong COVID-19 Front-line Warrior, during those hard times.

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Punam Bhardwaj

Counsellor/PGT

Punam Bhardwaj

A double Masters in Hindi and Psychology, Punam has completed her B.Ed. and M.Ed. from H. P. University, Shimla. She has also done a Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling as well as a Certificate Course in Career Counselling and Guidance. She has a teaching experience of over twenty five years. She joined Pinegrove in 2006 and is an organized professional with exceptional guidance and counselling skills. She has been promoted to becoming a Psychology PGT and adeptly carries out her role as School Counsellor while ensuring the well-being of the girls with empathy and insight as Pastoral Care Coordinator. Her hobbies are reading and listening to music.

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Vivek Sharma

PGT

Vivek Sharma

Having done his Graduation from HP University, Shimla, Vivek completed his B.Ed from Jammu University and M.Sc. from H.N.B University, Garhwal. He likes listening to music and playing Cricket, Badminton and Squash. He joined Pinegrove in 2008 and possesses an experience of twenty four years, teaching Chemistry to the Senior Secondary level students. He has been guiding the students in preparing for JEE and NEET for the last ten years. Taking cognizance of his adeptness, Vivek has been appointed as the Senior Academic Coordinator wherein his responsibilities range from tasks related to curriculum management, student support, faculty coordination and conduct of internal and CBSE Board Exams.

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Kusum Thakur

PGT

Kusum Thakur

Kusum has done her Bachelor's in Science from Punjab University, Chandigarh. She did her Master's in Botany from Punjabi University, Patiala and stood second in her batch. She had taught for three years before joining the senior branch of the school in 2010 as PGT Biology. She is quite optimistic and believes in to reach where there is nothing beyond.

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Neelam Sharma

PGT

Neelam Sharma

Neelam hails from Palampur and has done her Bachelor's in Science (PCM) from HP University, Shimla. She went on to complete her B.Ed from Kashmir University and Post Graduation in Mathematics from HP University. She is currently working as a PGT (Mathematics) and has fourteen years of teaching experience to her credit. Her hobbies are listening to Music and dancing.

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Taruna Sharma

PGT

Taruna Sharma

Taruna hails from Chandigarh. She has done her B.Sc. (PCM) from Panjab University, Chandigarh and went on to complete her Postgraduation in Mathematics and Bachelor’s in Education from H.P. University. Her love and passion for Mathematics made her pursue teaching as a profession. She has a vast teaching experience of over twenty three years. After joining Pinegrove in the year 2006 as a Mathematics TGT, she is currently working as a Mathematics PGT. She responsibly ensures smooth functioning of the weekly roster as Coordinator - Timetable Scheduling and Substitutions. Her feisty character portrays her love for dance and music.

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Sumita Preduman Ganju

PGT

Sumita Preduman Ganju

Sumita belongs to Jammu and has done her B.Sc. and B.Ed. from Jammu University. She went on to complete her Master's in English from IGNOU and M.Ed. from Jammu University. For the last twenty three years she has been in the teaching profession and enjoys gardening, cooking and reading as her added passions. She joined Pinegrove in 2011 as an English TGT and was promoted to PGT. Sumita brings eloquence to the stage as Coordinator - Debate, Declamation and Seminars. She also helps to ensure safety and security of the girls as the Co-Coordinator of Discipline.

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Shivani Goswami

PGT

Shivani Goswami

Shivani did her schooling from various KVs. She is a Post Graduate in Physics from Panjab University, Chandigarh and holds a Bachelors degree in Education from Himachal Pradesh University. She has cleared NET (CSIR) and holds a teaching experience of over 10 years in various schools and engineering colleges. She has joined the Dharampur wing as a PGT (Physics).

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Saradindu Maitra

PGT

Saradindu Maitra

Saradindu Maitra is a Masters in Visual Arts from Calcutta University and joined Pinegrove as PGT Visual Arts. He has won many awards and has attended several workshops on Visual Arts. He has over five years of teaching experience in various schools and colleges and is a talented painter and motivator. He inspires the children with his calm and composed demeanour and poise. He is a creative, optimistic and self-driven individual and is dedicated to the cause of making a positive change in the lives of those whom he teaches.

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Shanta Kumar

PGT

Shanta Kumar

Shanta hails from Shimla. He is a Commerce Graduate from HPUCES. He holds a Post Graduate degree in Music from HP University. He is SangeetPrabhakar from PrayagSangeetSamiti, Allahabad. He has completed Grade-6 in Violin (Western Classical) from Trinity College, London.

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Sanjeev Kumar

PGT

Sanjeev Kumar

Sanjeev hails from Rajasthan. Scholarly and versatile, he has completed four Masters in Accountancy and Business Statistics, Business Administration, Economics and Financial Management. He constantly upgrades his learning and has also done an M. Phil in Commerce in addition to a Bachelor's degree in Education. He has a vast teaching experience of over twenty three years. Having joined Pinegrove School, Dharampur in 2019 as an Accountancy and Economics PGT, he also assists in guiding students to make informed career decisions while fostering financial literacy as Coordinator - Career Guidance and Financial Awareness. He enjoys poetry and music.

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Pankaj Dhatwalia

PGT

Pankaj Dhatwalia

Pankaj belongs to Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh. He is an alumnus of Sainik School, Sujanpur Tira and has done his Post Graduation in Computer Science from HP University, Shimla. He qualified GATE in 2018. Pursuing his passion for water sports, he has undertaken basic water sports courses and advanced sailing courses. He is also an NCC 'C' certificate holder. He loves travelling and listening to music.

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Mandeep Kaur

PGT

Mandeep Kaur

Mandeep completed her Bachelor’s degree with Honours and Master’s in Commerce from Delhi University and B.Ed. from Himachal Pradesh University. After completing a professional degree of Cost and Management Accounting from the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India (ICMAI), she became its Associate Member within a year. She has also worked with Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) for over 4 years and has around 8 years of teaching experience apart from that. Her success mantra is to maintain a good attitude along with commitment and hard work. She joined Pinegrove in 2022 as a Commerce PGT and is efficiently performing the responsibilities of Coordinator - Disaster Management and NCC.

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Trilok Thakur

PGT

Trilok Thakur

Trilok holds a Master’s degree in Geography from Panjab University, Chandigarh and B.Ed. from H P. University, Shimla. He is pursuing a PG Diploma in School Leadership and Management from IGNOU. He was awarded the ‘Director General Baton of Honour’ for standing ‘First’ during PRCN 167 at NCC OTA, Kamptee. With over thirteen years of teaching experience in the top boarding schools of the country, Trilok is currently working as a Geography PGT at Pinegrove School, Dharampur. He enthusiastically helps to enhance the students’ global awareness and diplomatic skills while ensuring well-being of the boys as Coordinator – MUN and Pastoral Care. He loves playing Cricket & Badminton and has a passion for high-altitude trekking.

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Arun Kumar

PGT

Arun Kumar

Arun is an alumnus of Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He has also completed a Master’s in Political Science and Bachelor’s in Education from Kurukshetra University. With over seven years of teaching experience, he qualified CTET in 2019 with distinction and was awarded AIR-33 in CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad. He loves playing Cricket and Basketball and has a passion for high altitude trekking. He joined Pinegrove School, Dharampur in August 2022 and is currently working as a Political Science PGT.

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Suresh Kumar

PGT

Suresh Kumar

Suresh belongs to Shimla and has been in the noble profession of education for the past 10 years. Currently he is pursuing his Ph.D. in Economics from LPU, Punjab. He holds Masters Degrees in Economics and Political Science from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. He is very fond of travelling and trekking. He loves to play cricket and volleyball.

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Jamuna Singh

Special Educator/TGT

Jamuna Singh

Jamuna did her schooling from the beautiful Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh. She completed her Master’s degree in Ecology and Environment from IIEE, New Delhi and B. Sc. from DAV College, Banikhet. Holding a Bachelor's degree in Education from Jammu University with over twenty four years of diverse teaching experience, Jamuna is currently working as a Science TGT and Special Educator in Pinegrove School, Dharampur since 2008. She is also a certified ‘Green Educator’ by the Government of Himachal Pradesh. She constantly helps students with various learning needs and is equally passionate to instill and spread eco-consciousness.

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Rajni Kumari

TGT

Rajni Kumari

Rajni belongs to Hoshiarpur, Punjab and has done her schooling under the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan. Being a Graduate from the Regional College of Education, Bhopal and a Postgraduate in Mathematics from H.P. University, Shimla, she also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in IT and Management. Apart from teaching, she has also worked as a Business Manager with HCL. Since joining Pinegrove School, Dharampur in 2012 as a Mathematics TGT, her dedication and supervisory competence have earned her the responsibility as Coordinator – Academics, Examination and Timetable Scheduling for Elementary Classes. She also helps to ensure safety and security of the girls as Co-Coordinator – Discipline. She is a bonafide member of the School Management Committee.

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Dharmender Sharma

TGT

Dharmender Sharma

Dharmender belongs to Shimla. He completed his graduation in Science, BEd from HP University and MSc Mathematics from Vinayak University. He is presently honing the mathematical skills of Pinegrovians.

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Chander Mohan Sharma

TGT

Chander Mohan Sharma

Chander Mohan hails from Pujarli, situated amidst the beautiful hills of Shimla. He did his schooling from GSSS, Mandal, Himachal Pradesh, completed Prabhakar (B.A. Hindi) from H.P. University, Bachelor's in Education from IGNOU and later, his Master's degree in Hindi. He has been teaching for over twenty six years. He joined the Pinegrove family in 2014 as a Hindi TGT. Assiduous and dependable, he has been entrusted with significant responsibilities as Coordinator –UDISE, OASIS, DDHE, DDEE, CBSE, Scouts, School Ranking and Hindi Press Release. He enjoys singing and listening to music as his special hobbies.

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Shikha Thakur

TGT

Shikha Thakur

Shikha did her schooling from Chandigarh, completed her B.Sc. from Panjab University, Chandigarh, M. Sc. in Zoology from H.N.B. Garhwal University, Uttarakhand and M. Phil. from Chaudhary Devi Lal University Sirsa. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Kashmir and has thirteen years of teaching experience. She joined Pinegrove School, Dharampur in 2015 as a Science TGT and eagerly works towards developing ecological consciousness among students as Coordinator – Environment and Garbology (Green School). Her hobby is listening to music.

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Kumari Ranjeeta

TGT

Kumari Ranjeeta

Ranjeeta belongs to Shimla. Adding to her education from Shimla and Kullu, she has done her Master’s in Hindi and M.Phil in Education from Himachal Pradesh University. She has also qualified the UGC NET in Education. Before joining Pinegrove School, Dharampur as a Hindi TGT in 2019, she taught in various institutions for about eight years. She likes reading and listening to soft music. She actively assists in community outreach and helping others with compassion as Co-Coordinator – Social Service.

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Om Prakash Bansal

TGT

Om Prakash Bansal

Nicknamed `OP,` he has done B.Sc. (I.T.), M.Sc. (I.T.) and MCA from Punjab Technical University. He brought two years of experience before joining Pinegrove in 2007. He is working as TGT at Dharampur branch.

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Vanita Thakur

TGT

Vanita Thakur

Vanita belongs to Jabli near Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh. She has done her schooling from G.S.S.S, Jabli under Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education and Graduation from PG College, Solan. She completed her Post Graduation and Bachelor's in Education from H.P. University, Shimla. Vanita has experience of about five years and has joined Pinegrove as PST at Dharampur School. She likes reading and writing poetry and takes keen interest in dramatics too.

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Preeti Dhir

TGT

Preeti Dhir

Preeti belongs to Himachal Pradesh and has done her schooling from St. Mary's Convent School, Kasauli. A Graduate in Medical Sciences, Post Graduate in English and a Bachelor’s in Education, she has completed the Professional Development Programme for Elementary Teachers (PDPET) by NIOS. She has an experience of over fourteen years in teaching as well as discharged duties as Coordinator of the Primary Wing at Jesus’ Sacred Heart School, Ludhiana. She joined Pinegrove in 2012 and is presently teaching Mathematics alongside carrying out her responsibilities with diligence as Coordinator - Activities and Round Square.

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Vandana Verma

TGT

Vandana Verma

Vandana is a double Masters in both English and Political Science from H.P. University and has successfully qualified both CTET and HPTET. She did her B.Ed from the University of Kashmir and has over sixteen years of teaching experience. She joined Pinegrove School, Dharampur as a Hindi TGT in 2011and beyond classroom teaching, plays a dynamic role in fostering empowerment through community outreach initiatives as Co-Coordinator – Social Service.

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Gurmeet Kaur

TGT

Gurmeet Kaur

Gurmeet has done her schooling from various Air Force Schools and Kendriya Vidyalaya across the country. She holds a Master’s degree in English, a Bachelor's degree in Education and is a Medical Science graduate from Kurukshetra University. With a teaching experience of more than 15 years in various educational institutes, she has a passion for Fine Arts and takes keen interest in conducting Stage Activities. She joined Pinegrove in 2016. Pro-active and articulate, she helps students enhance their demeanour with her collaboration skills as Coordinator - General Studies (G.St.) and Personality Development & Leadership Programme (PDLP).

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Varuna Mehta

TGT

Varuna Mehta

Varuna hails from ‘The City Beautiful’, Chandigarh and is an alumnus of Sacred Heart School. She holds Master’s Degrees in Guidance & Counselling, Anthropology and English from Panjab University, Chandigarh. With a rich experience of working with some of the top schools of Chandigarh for over fifteen years, she has successfully trained students for Declamations and the World Scholar's Cup. She also had a stint with The Times of India Group as a Counsellor. A voracious reader, Varuna endeavours to instil a love for books in her students as well. She joined Pinegrove School, Dharampur as an English TGT in Feb 2020 and effectively took on the role of Coordinator - Student Exchange and AFS Intercultural Programs.

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Christine Amber Tiwari

TGT

Christine Amber Tiwari

Christine is a double Masters in English and Chemistry from Uttarakhand and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow. She has over sixteen years of professional experience including a year of school administrative experience and is CTET qualified. Certified an ‘Outstanding Volunteer’ by AACCET, Lucknow, she was awarded a scholarship for participating in the International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership, in Thailand. An approved TED-Ed Club Leader and an active blogger, she has a great passion for creative writing, phonetics and diction. She joined Pinegrove in 2021 as an English TGT and happily accepted the responsibility of Coordinator - Editorial and Publications. She loves reading novels and is a self-driven, joyful and very amiable personality.

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Gyaneshwar Gupta

TGT

Gyaneshwar Gupta

Gyaneshwar joined Pinegrove School in 2022 as a Computer Teacher. He is NET qualified and completed both his MCA and BCA from Indira Gandhi National Open University. He has a total teaching experience of eight years. Apart from teaching Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, he has been associated with Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog as a Mentor of Change (MoC) for Atal Tinkering Labs in India since 2018. He has mentored many young innovators in the field of Design Thinking, Physical Computing, 3D printing and Microcontroller Programming and specifically enjoys coding.

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Naresh Kumar

TGT

Naresh Kumar

Mr. Naresh hails from Kaithal, Haryana. He completed his Bachelor’s in Science and Education from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.  He has a vast teaching experience of 13 years in reputed organisations including Army Public Schools before joining Pinegrove School in June 2022 as TGT Science. He is a fitness enthusiast and likes music, sports and reading.

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Tuldip Das

TGT

Tuldip Das

Tuldip is from Malda, West Bengal. He completed his Master's degree from the Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata. He has won the Charu Kala Scholarship Award, Badhan Das Award, other college awards and All India competitions. With over 11 years of professional experience, he has participated in several exhibitions and workshops to further hone his skills. He has worked as a Fine Arts Teacher at a reputed CBSE school in Uttar Pradesh and at IMAC, Malda. He has also gained experience as a Ceramic Art Instructor at Sunayana and Artism Art Gallery, Kolkata.

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Deepti Soni

TGT

Deepti Soni

Deepti hails from Fazilka, Punjab and has done her schooling from Ferozepur. She is a Bachelor in Education and a Masters in Hindi from Panjab University Chandigarh and comes with a teaching experience of over 18 years. She is also an NCC ‘C’ certificate holder. With her experience and maturity she is committed to elevating the position of Hindi language in Pinegrove School. She is good at Art and Craft and enjoys playing Badminton too.

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Shaveta Chhabra

PRT

Shaveta Chhabra

Shaveta is an Arts graduate and belongs to Shimla. She has successfully complete a Diploma in Computers from NIIT and joined Pinegrove School in 2001. Since then, she has been teaching Mathematics to primary classes. Shaveta has also been entrusted with the important responsibility of taking care of the Admission Office. She enjoys cooking and listening to music for recreation.

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Kanchan

PRT

Kanchan

Kanchan belongs to Shimla. She is a graduate from St. Bede's College, Shimla and went on to complete her Bachelor's in Education as well from Himachal Pradesh University. She has ample experience of teaching the students at School level and is currently working as an English teacher. She is also shouldering the responsibility as matron for girls at Dharampur School.

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Anuradha Das Gupta

PRT

Anuradha Das Gupta

Anuradha joined Pinegrove School, Dharampur in the year 2007. Armed with Diplomas and Degrees in Child Education she has an overall experience of about twenty years, teaching and grooming the little ones. She firmly believes that activities done in a play way method are the most effective way of teaching and learning, as it increases the level of confidence in a child.

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Ujala Chauhan

PRT

Ujala Chauhan

A resident of Shimla where she did her schooling from Auckland House School, Ujala holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art from St. Bede’s College, Shimla and completed her B.Ed. from H.P. University. She taught in various schools for sixteen years before joining the Pinegrove family in 2017 as an English and Social Studies PRT. She actively helps youngsters realize their full potential as Coordinator - International Award For Young People (IAYP). She enjoys listening to music and claims to be a “fitness freak” who loves cycling and Zumba dance.

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Rajeev Singh Khatri

PRT

Rajeev Singh Khatri

Rajeev hails from the picturesque town of Shimla. He is a Post Graduate in Commerce and has a Bachelor’s degree in Education. After completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications and a Certificate in Computing from IGNOU, Delhi, he successfully qualified both CTET and HPTET. Rajeev is passionate about dance and had the privilege of training the 10th Dogra Regiment for various cultural programs across India. With a rich teaching experience spanning 17 years across various schools, he is a dedicated Mathematics Teacher at Pinegrove School, Dharampur since 2017. He also plays a crucial role in organizing and managing stage events as Coordinator – Stage Management.

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Priya Bahadur

PRT

Priya Bahadur

Priya did her schooling from Saifee Hall English Public School, Kolkata. She completed her graduation in Education(Hons) from Calcutta University. She also holds a Masters and Bachelors degree in Education from Calcutta University. She has a teaching experience of 12 years in various reputed schools. She enjoys cooking and listening to music. She is teaching English to junior classes.

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Aanchal Arora

PRT

Aanchal Arora

Ms Aanchal belongs to Amritsar and loves ‘The City Beautiful’, Chandigarh, which is her permanent place of residence. She is a Postgraduate in Home Science (Food and Nutrition) from Panjab University, Chandigarh and has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Punjabi University, Patiala. She has 11 years of teaching experience of which, she worked for 10 years as a Maths and Science teacher at our sister institution, St. Soldier's School, Panchkula. She has also worked as the International Coordinator of the British Council’s International Schools Award. She is fond of sports, cooking and photography and loves to travel and listen to music.

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Neha Verma

PRT

Neha Verma

Neha is from Rajasthan and lives in Chandigarh. She is a Post graduate in English from Panjab University, Chandigarh and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Kurukshetra University, Haryana. A recipient of the Excellence Honour from Panjab University, she is also CTET qualified. She presented a paper on “Economic Policies of Mahatma Gandhi” at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla under the program “Arthayama of Gandhi and other Indian Thinkers”. She is passionate about teaching and is fond of dancing, drawing and reading books and essays ranging from magical realism to literary criticism. She has also served as her School’s Head Girl.

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Vandana Singh

Librarian

Vandana Singh

Vandana has completed her Post Graduation and B.Ed from H.P University. Her love for books motivated her to pursue B. Lib Sc. She has been in this institution for about six years and presently holding the post of the Librarian at junior School. She believes that hard work is the key to success.

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Shashi Gautam

Office Assistant

Shashi Gautam

Shashi hails from Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh. She has excellent interPersonal and communication skills. She had completed her Diploma in Architecture and done graduation as well. She is a highly motivated and well organized Admission Executive Officer with an experience of more than 20 years in a variety of office based environments. She is a dedicated member of the school Administrative team. She loves to listen to music and do different cooking experiments in her free time.

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Dimple Bhatnagar

Office Assistant

Dimple Bhatnagar

Dimple Bhatnagar is a commerce graduate from Himachal University and is working as the Office Assistance in Account Deptt. Her hobbies are listening to music and travelling. She joins Pinegrove in the year 2017.

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Ankita Bhati

Office Assistant

Ankita Bhati

Ms. Ankita is a soft spoken smart lady from Jubbal, Himachal Pradesh. She completed her B.A.(Hons) in Political Science from Lady Sri Ram College for Women (LSR), New Delhi, Master’s from Delhi University and B.Ed. from CCS University, Meerut. She represented India as NCC Cadet in the Youth Exchange Programme to Singapore and participated in the Republic Day Parade at Kartavya Path in 2005. She worked as Vice-Principal at Euro-kids and RKS Public School in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. She enjoys travelling, dancing and listening to music. She joined Pinegrove School, Dharampur in 2019 and deals with parent interaction. She has also been conferred the responsibility of assisting the School Director as an Executive Officer.

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Neha Saxena

Office Assistant

Neha Saxena

Ms. Neha completed her Masters in Business Administration in Finance and International Business and pursued Chartered Accountancy from ICAI, New Delhi till the Intermediate level. As an Army Officer’s wife she has also been actively involved in regimental activities and hosting of events and social gatherings. She is a creative person at heart, exhibiting hand-crafted home decor items including sculpture wall paintings in Chandigarh and Ludhiana the past few years and taken découpage workshops in different cities. She is a soft-spoken, organised person and an admirer of aesthetics. She is very fond of animals, loves to host people and bake.

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Dharam Dutt

IT Assistant

Dharam Dutt

Dharam Dutt is an ex-serviceman and served in ‘The Punjab Regiment’ for 26 years, spending 18 years of service in the Battalion’s Information Technology Cell. He is a permanent resident of Sunder Nagar, Distt. Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. During his service in the Indian Army, he successfully completed a 1-year Diploma in Computers. He received the ‘Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card’ for rendering distinguished service in the field of Information Technology. After superannuation, he joined Pinegrove School, Dharampur as an IT Assistant/Operator in September 2019. He likes to spend his spare time indulging in sports and taking nature walks.

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Nb Sub Rajendra Kumar (Retd)

Admn Assistant

Nb Sub Rajendra Kumar (Retd)

Rajendra hails from Theog, Himachal Pradesh and served the Indian Army for 24 years. He is a graduate from Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University, Kota and completed a Volleyball Coaching Course and Physical Training Instructor Course from AIPT, Pune. He has also done a Commando Course from The Armoured Corps Centre and School, Ahmednagar and gained experience there as a PTI and Volleyball Coach. He enjoys watching movies and listening to songs.

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Nidhi Gauri

Matron

Nidhi Gauri

Nidhi is a Post Graduate in English from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. She joined Pinegrove in the year 2005 and is working as a Matron for the senior boys at Dharampur School and loves being with children. She possesses two years of teaching experience prior to joining Pinegrove. She has a flair for sports and was the Sports captain during her School days.

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Rekha Negi

Matron

Rekha Negi

Rekha is from Shimla. She is a Science Graduate from Himachal Pradesh University and B.Lib from Kurukshetra University. She has completed her Bachelor's in Education from Kashmir University and M. Ed from H.P. University. She possesses 9 years of teaching experience and is presently working at Pinegrove School, Dharampur as a Matron for senior boys.

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Aasha Sharma

Matron

Aasha Sharma

Aasha hails from Shimla is a science graduate from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. She completed BEd from Kashmir University and is presently pursuing MSc Chemistry from Vinayak University. She is has 10 years of teaching experience and is currently shouldering the responsibility as a Matron at Pinegrove School, Dharampur.

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Bhawana Bhandari

Matron

Bhawana Bhandari

Bhawna is from Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. She is a Commerce Graduate from Himachal Pradesh University and has done N.T.T. from Faridabad. She has about 8 years of teaching experience in various subjects from KG to Class V in different schools. Bhawna has also won a Gold Medal in the National Kendriya Vidyalaya Art Exhibition held at Golconda, Hyderabad and has worked as Activity Teacher in Kids Centre, Faridabad. She enjoys dancing, sketching, painting and playing Congo. She joined the Pinegrove family in February 2013 as a Matron and also teaches junior classes.

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Anuja Chauhan

Matron

Anuja Chauhan

Anuja is a resident of village Unthali located on the outskirts of Rohru in Shimla district. She works as matron for junior girls at Dharampur wing of the School. She completed her initial schooling from Loreto Convent School, Tara Hall, Shimla followed by Class X and XII from Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education, Dharamshala. She is a Graduate in Eng (Hons.), Bachelor's and Master's in Education from Himachal Pradesh University. She enjoys listening to music in her spare time.

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Reecha Thapa

Matron

Reecha Thapa

Reecha belongs to the land of mountains, Himachal Pradesh. She has joined Dharampur as a matron for junior boys and also teaches Science. She has completed Schooling from Sacred Heart High School, Dharamshala and Kendriya Vidyalaya. She is a Graduate in Medical Sciences from Himachal Pradesh University and holds a diploma in Computer Applications from Indira Gandhi National Open University and NIIT. She has 10 years of teaching experience in various reputed schools and enjoys playing Badminton in her leisure time.

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Kavita Arora

Matron

Kavita Arora

Kavita is a graduate from Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University. She has been coaching students from classes 1 to 8 for the last 12 years, which has given her ample experience of dealing with children of every age group. She also holds an Advance Diploma in Fashion Designing from NIFD, Ambala. She has keen interest in hand embroidery and craft work. She has joined Dharampur School as a Matron.

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Shashi Bansal

Matron

Shashi Bansal

Shashi hails from Shimla, the queen of hills. She did her Graduation from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla and holds a Basic Computer Course Certificate from Himachal Computer Centre. She worked with BSNL and Synergy Telecommunications as MIS Coordinator and has joined Pinegrove School, Dharampur as an Assistant Matron.

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Nidhi Chauhan

Matron

Nidhi Chauhan

Ms. Nidhi has over 20 years of extensive professional experience in the field of education, parenting and child development. She is a certified educational professional in India and the Netherlands, having worked with prestigious organizations like GEMS education Dubai, Army School and Cambridge International School, India. She has carried out multiple roles such as a Head of Environment Initiative programmes, a Varkey GEMS Foundation Ambassador, an Education Influencer and an Academic Coordinator. The ‘Best Coordinator’ Award was presented to her at the Global Education & Skill Summit 2019, New Delhi. She recently received a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ from ‘Education Influence’ Australia, for her selfless service during ‘World Education Empathy Week 2021’.

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Roza Maan Grewal

Matron

Roza Maan Grewal

Ms. Roza was brought up in the city of Jalandhar. Patiala is her permanent place of residence. She did her postgraduation in English Literature from Punjabi University, Patiala and graduation from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. She has a wide range of experience in different fields. She has worked as Managing Director in Sky Digital Music Company, Mohali and in Worldwide Studies as an IELTS Trainer. She has also worked in California, USA with Nirwana Foods. She is fond of cooking, designing outfits, music and loves to travel. She has joined as a Matron and Punjabi Teacher.

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Anchal Mehta

Mess Incharge

Anchal Mehta

Anchal is from Kotgarh, District Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. She is a Graduate from Himachal Pradesh University and a certified trainer for Learning and Development. She has over 10 years of work experience in different MNCs. She has become a part of Pinegrove family in the capacity of Dorm Matron. Her hobbies are travelling, writings, reading and cooking.

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Neeraj Kumar

Music Teacher

Neeraj Kumar

Neeraj is from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. He has completed Sangeet Visharad in Vocals from Bhatkhande Sangit Vidyapith, Lucknow and Sangeet Prabhakar in Tabla from Allahabad University. He is an approved All India Radio Tabla Artist and has given live and recorded performances on both AIR and Doordarshan. He has also given various stage performances as a vocalist and accompanist. A keen percussionist, he has been teaching Tabla, Drums, Djembe, Cajon, Dhol, Harmonium, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Octapad and Hand Sonic at Pinegrove School, Dharampur since 2016. He has also been supervising live shows as a sound technician and control room in charge. He enjoys singing, playing different types of instruments, cricket, badminton and swimming.

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Hav. Rajesh Kumar

Band Master

Hav. Rajesh Kumar

Rajesh (L.M.M.E) is from Panipat, Haryana. With 26 years of service in the Indian Army, he has experience in various fields such as medical, firefighting, administrative and security. He also has experience in Indian Classical, Western Music and Military Band Training. He has completed several courses of Professional Bandmaster, Regiment Musician and Young Band Man and was appointed as a Military Music Training Band Instructor for 8 years at the Army Education Corps Training College and Center, Pachmarhi, M.P. He was awarded The United Nations Medal in recognition of the duties and service of peace as a Military Member of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. He enjoys exploring new places, playing, listening to and writing music.

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Pawan

Music Teacher

Pawan

Pawan has been playing music since 1999. He can play the piano, guitar, dholak and bass guitar. He has over 15 years of experience in teaching music. He has performed as a lead guitarist in the Meghalaya Police Band 2018. He performed in NH7 Weekender and Hornbill Festival of Nagaland in 2020. A multilinguist, he is fluent in English, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Bengali and Pahadi. He has completed a course from the Praise and Worship School, United Christian Faith Ministry Shillong and has also taught in the Shillong School of Music, affiliated to Rockschool, London.

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Vinay Attri

Coach(Basketball)

Vinay Attri

Prior to becoming a Humanities Graduate from H.P. University, Vinay did his schooling from St. Mary's Convent School, Kasauli. He has done his B.P.Ed. from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut and participated actively in various Inter College, Junior and Senior State Championships. With over 20 years of experience as a coach, he is industrious, enthusiastic and self-motivated. He is working as a Basketball Coach at Pinegrove School, Dharampur since 2007 and has responsibly assumed the role of Coordinator – Sports and Adventure. He enjoys music, reading and loves to play cricket as well.

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Sachinder Singh

Coach(Football)

Sachinder Singh

Mr. Sachinder joined Pinegrove School in 2011 as a football coach. He completed his Bachelors and Masters in Physical Education from Kurukshetra University. He is a certified coach from AIFF and has completed AFC 'C' Diploma in Football. He has also done a certificate course in football from NIS Kolkata. He has participated in National Level and Intervarsity Tournaments numerous times.

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Ravi Kumar Bansal

Coach(Hockey)

Ravi Kumar Bansal

Mr. Ravi is an NIS Certified Coach from Banaras Hindu University. He joined Pinegrove School as a Hockey Coach. He is versatile and has been playing national and state level Hockey, Cricket, Baseball and Soccer for more than two decades and his team has won many trophies. He has also bagged many ‘Man of the Match’ and ‘Player of the Tournament’ awards. He holds a diploma in Computer Education and loves to explore nature. He has over ten years of teaching experience. Optimistic and self-driven, he is dedicated to the cause of making a positive change in the lives of those whom he teaches.

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Sandeep S. Rajput

Coach(Football)

Sandeep S. Rajput

Mr. Sandeep has earned a Master’s degree in Physical Education and Sports with Football as his specialisation from Lovely Professional University, Punjab. He has played for various renowned football clubs across India such as Minerva Punjab FC (Punjab), Indian National FC (Delhi), Netaji FC (Chennai) and Steadfast FC (Mumbai). He has represented Lovely Professional University in All India Inter-varsity Tournaments as the Team Captain several times. He loves to travel and sees himself as responsible, hardworking person, able to handle working under pressure. He has the capability of communicating and collaborating seamlessly in a team.

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Ramhajoor Patel

Coach(Swimming)

Ramhajoor Patel

Mr. Ramhajoor hails from Sohagpur, Madhya Pradesh. He completed his M.P.Ed. and Post Graduate Diploma in Fitness Management from Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior. He also has a Diploma in Sports Coaching from Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patiala. An adept swimmer, he has been a worthy representative at the Senior Nationals in Swimming and twice in Handball. He has also participated numerous times in the All India University Games, thrice in Water Polo and Swimming respectively and twice in Handball. He joined Pinegrove School, Dharampur in June 2022 as a Swimming Coach.

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Kushal Kirty Thakur

Coach(Cricket)

Kushal Kirty Thakur

Kushal hails from the beautiful Dagshai Hills, Solan. He was awarded a Merit Certificate in M.P.Ed. from Panjabi University, Patiala and was the Topper in Sports Psychology at H.P. University. He also represented H.P. University in 2009-10 and was a winner in Inter College Cricket matches. He has represented HPCA five times in various categories, is an HPCA qualified Level O Coach and HPCA qualified Umpire. He has worked as Director of Physical Education (D.P.E.) at Green Hills Engineering College, Gandhigram and as an Assistant Physical Trainer for the Senior HPCA Cricket Team.

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Akshat Khanna

Coach(Badminton)

Akshat Khanna

Akshat belongs to Solan. He completed his B.A. in Physical Education from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. He has represented HPU thrice in Inter University Badminton Tournaments and played at State and District levels several times. He has also represented his school at the National level more than once. A certified NIS Coach from the Sports Authority of India, Bangalore, he is quite passionate about Badminton.

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Sanjay Kumar

Coach(Basketball)

Sanjay Kumar

Sanjay hails from Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh. He is a certified coach from NIS, Patiala and has 10 years of experience in playing Basketball at both State and National level. He has represented Himachal State in the U-17 and U-19 Nationals and Inter-University Senior Nationals thrice and was a prominent member of the Junior and State-level Basketball Tournaments’ winning contingent and was the Captain of his Senior State Team in 2009-2010. He is fond of traveling and music.

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Nb Sub Ajit Singh (Retd)

Coach(Gymnastics)

Nb Sub Ajit Singh (Retd)

Ajit hails from Jaisinghpur located in the beautiful Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. He has 26 years of experience in the Indian Army as Gymnastics and Yoga Coach. He was the instructor at the Training Centre at Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. He is a certified Gymnastics and Yoga Coach from the Army School of Physical Training (ASPT), Pune. He is fond of music and dance.

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Nisha Sharma

Nurse

Nisha Sharma

Ms. Nisha is from Dharampur, Himachal Pradesh. She completed her General Nursing & Midwifery Diploma from Sai Sanjivani Nursing Institute, Solan. She has 9 years of working experience at MM Medical College and Hospital, Kumarhatti, Solan and was working in the Pediatrics Dept for the last five years. She was promoted to Ward Sister from being a Staff Nurse at the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. She loves to listen to music.

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