Grade 5 Teacher
Susmita is from Kolkata, the City of Joy, in India. She has Bachelor of Education and Master of Science degrees from Calcutta University, and she graduated top of the class in the latter. She is a pioneer advocate for environmental education and received the CIN teacher merit award in 2020 from National Park Board, Singapore.
Susmita believes that teaching is a two-way process. Teachers learn from their students just as students learn from their teachers. All students are unique, and everyone learns in their own different way, so she tries to cater to the needs of every child. Susmita encourages students to become self-directed learners while instilling values such as perseverance, self-discipline, respect, kindness and resilience.
As a teacher, Susmita likes being able to influence the lives of young children in ways that can leave a positive and permanent impact on them. At OWIS, she looks forward to creating a fun-filled, comfortable and inclusive classroom in which students feel free to interact, question and satisfy their curiosity.
In her free time, Susmita enjoys painting, trying out new cuisines, curling up with a good book and spending time with her children.