Ms. Shanthi Menon (Principal)
The Deens Academy, ECC Road, Whitefield.
The principal founder of The Deens Academy, our School Principal ,Ms Shanthi Menon embodies the spirit of this institution, with a chain of schools and college, spread over East Bangalore. Her passion for education and vast teaching experience put her in a unique position to continually steer Deens to the highest echelons of educational excellence. This, after having worked in some very prestigious institutions in both Chennai and Hyderabad, being the coordinator at the CMR National Public School, Bangalore and setting up and heading Gopalan International School, Bangalore.
An able administrator, her zest towards education and her management skills enable Ms Shanthi to steer the school towards newer horizons. Even as the academic director of the schools, she has developed an indigenous curriculum for life skills, community engagement and innovation for the students of Deens Academy.
A university rank holder from Stella Maris College, Chennai, she acquired a degree in Education after completing her graduation in English Literature. She also holds a teaching and training diploma, with distinction, from the Cambridge University , UK and a Masters degree in Education.
Running parallel to her chosen career is her talent in the field of dance. A trained Bharatanatyam and Mohiniattam dancer, Ms. Menon has performed extensively and has to her credit many choreographies and events which have won her many laurels.
Having been an A- Grade auditioned artist at Doordarshan, Chennai, Ms Shanthi featured often on local programmes. She has the distinction of being able to perform a variety of Indian Folk dances and some western forms too. Shanthi Menon has also to her credit some modeling assignments and comperes dance programmes and events. She has trained students in Mohiniattam and Bharathnatyam styles. Ms Shanthi is also trained in Carnatic Music and is a creative artist who give life to Tanjore paintings as well.
Daughter of the eminent, Dr. E Sreedharan, the Metro Man of India and wife of Mr. Hari Menon, Co-Founder CEO of Big Basket.com and ex-CEO, India Skills, a pioneering vocational skills development company, Ms Shanthi is a passionate home maker and the mother of 3 sons.