GEMS International School

Meet Our Team

Meet our team at GEMS International School

Dr Ashok Pandey
Management Board Member, GEMS Education, India Region

Dr Ashok Pandey is a globally renowned educationist with three decades of experience in school education in India and abroad as a teacher, principal, author, and motivational speaker. He is a recipient of the CBSE Award for Contribution in Education, the National Award of the President of India, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Ferguson Humanitarian Foundation International, and many more. He is also listed among the Top 100 People Managers by Forbes India. He serves as a Member of the National Council for Teacher Education (Govt. of India); a Member of the Governing Board of the CBSE education board; a Member of the Advisory Board of Cambridge Assessment International Education (South Asia); Chairman of the National Progressive Schools Conference, an association of 200 schools countrywide and as Hon. President of the Private School Principals Association (PSPA) to promote the exchange of best pedagogical practices. His efforts in education were published as a case study by the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Francis Joseph
Executive Director, GEMS Education, India

Mr. Francis Joseph started his journey as a teacher in the early 1990s and became the Chief Operating Officer of one of India’s largest chain of schools. He has established and managed more than 120 + schools of national and international curricula in different parts of India and overseas. He is recognized as one of the top 25 educationists transforming education in India. He worked very closely in public education and established an education board in 2018 for the Government of Maharashtra. He is known for his work in developing and implementing policies & decisions of public interest by collaborating with CBSE, ICSE, Cambridge, and IB Boards. He is also a Member of the Advisory Board of Cambridge Assessment International Education (South Asia).

Dr. Amrita Vohra
COO and Director, GEMS Education, India Region Executive Principal, GEMS International School, Gurgaon

With over 25 years of transformative work in education, Dr Amrita Vohra is a passionate educator, researcher, and author, currently serving as COO & Director - GEMS Education, India region. She is also the Executive Principal, GEMS International School, Gurgaon. A PhD in English Literature and a certified Program Leader for Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications for teachers and school leaders, a TKT qualified teacher of English, she has helped setup and led various schools as Principal and School Improvement Advisor. K-12 Policy, Professional Development, Quality Assurance, Early Childhood Education and Social Emotional Learning are some of her key interests. She has been recognized by Education World among the top 25 education leaders re-inventing education in India. She has led various projects on Curriculum design, review, and assessment as a resource person with publishers like Oxford University Press and Macmillan Education and has been a part of the CBSE Holistic Progress Card Committee. From Workshops for DIET Principals in Kerala to budget private schools in remote parts of India, she has been working consistently towards improving K-12 Education Quality across the spectrum of public and private schools. Her personal blog is widely appreciated among educators and parents.


Kajal Sareen
Head of Foundation Stages GIS


Rohitash Raj
Head of Primary and Middle School GIS


Simi Sawhney
Head of Senior School GIS


Anjali Yadav
Head of Professional Development GIS


Kashish Behl
Education Officer and Mental health Expert


Ruchi Sharma
Head - Events and Parental Engagement


Sujatha Krishnan
HR & EA to Director Education, GEMS India

Great teachers inspire great students.

Do you remember your own school days? Chances are it isn’t the science equipment or the playground that first comes to mind. It will be your favourite teacher. Perhaps because they were one of the first adults to really understand you. Or because they made learning seem so easy. Whatever the reason we know great teachers inspire great students.

That’s why at GEMS Education, we pay close attention to how we train and support both our new and experienced educators. We know just how rewarding a teaching career can be, when teachers have the right support and opportunities to develop.

So, what makes a great GEMS teacher?
  • GEMS Quality Standards– High quality teachers all creating educational excellence
  • The Right Tools– A world of resources and tools at their fingertips
  • Career Pathways– Rewarding opportunities that can take our teachers anywhere
  • Pioneering People– Engaged teaching professionals with new ideas and knowledge

When you come in to any one of our schools, we are sure you’ll be welcomed by our great teachers.

With over 20,000 teachers, leaders and education specialists from more than 115 countries, the GEMS Education team is a group of diverse, talented and passionate educators.

Regardless of where our teachers come from, they are all education professionals, who know better than most that you never stop learning. Every GEMS teacher has access to the GEMS Professional Development programme, and over 150 events and workshops each year – keeping their teaching practices cutting-edge, connected to their colleagues and highly effective in the classroom.

As you start to get to know our teachers, they’ll want to get to know you and your family. We believe that close parent-teacher relationships are essential to helping students achieve their individual best. That’s why GEMS Schools strongly provide parent resources and promote programmes which encourage parental involvement.

GEMS Principals

GEMS principals are responsible for ensuring these world class expertise reach children in the classroom. Our principals shape the direction of GEMS schools, establishing their culture, their ethos and their direction.

Above all, GEMS principals are there to inspire and to motivate, giving teachers the support and confidence they need to be the very best educators and motivating students to achieve their full potential – with the full support of GEMS parents.

Our principals have an exceptional track record, focusing on outstanding results, happy teachers, successful students and involved parents.

Inspecting quality

We may be passionate about constant improvement and innovation in teaching, but we’re also serious about maintaining our high standards in every single GEMS school. The standard of our teaching is regularly assessed by a team of more than 150 senior academics who have been trained in important areas of school inspection including:

  • International accreditation
  • School inspection methodologies
  • School self evaluations

Our inspection team work closely with GEMS Principals and GEMS teachers to ensure they have the latest information on current teaching techniques, classroom practice and school administration. Inspectors then appraise and assess individual schools, helping them to become even better.

GEMS advisors

GEMS Schools are shaped by our network of world-renowned educators, experts in education reform and globally-respected teaching specialists. From former head teachers of prestigious establishments (including Eton and Harrow), to former education ministers and OFSTED chief inspectors, our international network of multi-skilled advisors provide invaluable support and guidance in all areas of school life.They help us ensure world class standards of education for GEMS students and share with us the best and latest educational practices from around the world.

Want to be part of the GEMS family? We have roles for new recruits, and pre-degree to post graduate courses, professional development, training and specialist courses for GEMS teachers. With GEMS Careers and GEMS Education Teacher Training, Leadership and Development there has never been a better time to teach.


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