Debakshi graduated with History Honours from Presidency College, Calcutta India. She obtained a Masters in History and a Bachelor of Education from Calcutta University. She went on to do a certificate in TEFL( UK), a Young Learners Certificate (British Council) and a Diploma in TESOL.
After more than 7 years of homeroom teaching in several schools in India, including DPS R K Puram, she moved to Singapore in 2010. In Singapore, she has worked as an EAL teacher in an international school.
She believes in using differentiated instruction in order to address the weaknesses, strengths and needs of each student. Her passion for second language acquisition was ignited by a deep interest in non-English speaking cultures.
Debakshi is excited to be part of the OWIS community. She is attracted by the school’s holistic approach to education and multicultural environment.
A voracious reader, Debakshi has developed a predilection for Asian literature over the years. She loves reading books by Chinese, Japanese and South Asian authors. She is a passionate dog lover and is associated with animal welfare organisations in Singapore and volunteers for them. Debakshi and her husband are proud parents to their teenage son and two dogs, adopted from local shelters.