Faculty DHARAMPUR

Kiran Attri, Head Teacher
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.
Man Mohan Singh, Head Finance
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.
Vishal Gauri, TGT
Vishal is a Post Graduate in English and Bachelor’s in Education from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. He joined Pinegrove in the spring of 2003 and is teaching Social Science to the senior classes. He is also the master in charge for Sports and Activities at Dharampur School. He has had a flair for Sports since his school days and has represented his College and the District Solan Cricket teams at Under-19, Under- 22 and Senior State levels.
Punam Bhardwaj, TGT
Punam is Post Graduate in Hindi and has also done her B.Ed. and M. Ed from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. She has a teaching experience of about 10 years and is teaching Hindi at Pinegrove School, Dharampur. Her hobbies are reading and dancing. She joined Pinegrove in 2005.
Taruna Sharma, TGT
Taruna is a Science Graduate and has also done her B.Ed and M. Sc in Mathematics from H.P University. Her love for Mathematics made her choose a teaching career and has been teaching for the past many years. She aims to remove the fear of Mathematics from the student’s mind by teaching with creative activity based teaching. She joined Pinegrove School, Dharampur in the year 2006.
Jamuna Singh, TGT
Jamuna did her schooling from Dalhousie and completed her BSc. from DAV College Banikhet. She has also done her M Sc. and Bachelor’s in Education. She had taught in various schools for 9 years before joining Pinegrove in 2008. She teaches the junior class children at Dharampur School.
Sujata Ranta, TGT
Sujata has done her B.Sc. from Punjab University and is a Post Graduate in Chemistry from Annamalai University. She is also a Bachelor’s in Education from Punjabi University, Patiala. Her hobbies include listening to music, cooking and travelling. Sujata joined us as TGT Science.
Devendra Gumra, TGT
Devendra is B.Sc. Botany (Honours) from Gujarat University, B.Ed. from Jammu University and Post Graduation in English from HP University. She has been Awarded Biology Research Fellowship award in the year 1995-96 by Grace Braganza Research Center for Biological Sciences, St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad. She has 7 years of teaching experience and is working in the capacity of an English teacher at Pinegrove School, Dharampur since 2009. Her hobbies are reading and listening to music.
Neelam Sharma, TGT
Neelam has done her Graduation from HP University, Shimla. She completed her B.Ed. from Kashmir University and M.Sc. from H.P. University. She has 7 years of teaching experience and is working as Mathematics teacher at the junior wing. Her hobbies are listening to music and dancing.
Sumita Preduman Ganju, TGT
Sumita belongs to Jammu. She 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. She has 9 years of teaching experience and is teaching English to children at Dharampur branch. Her hobby is reading.
Riktendu Das, TGT
Riktendu is a Science Graduate and has also done B.Ed from Tripura University. He completed his Post Graduation in Life Sciences from the same University. He has worked in various schools across the country and brings 13 years of teaching experience with him. His hobbies are listening to music, playing TT and chess. He joined the junior branch as a Science teacher.
Rajni Dutta, TGT
Rajni belongs to Hoshiarpur in Punjab and has done her schooling from different schools under the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan. She completed her graduation from the Regional College of Education, Bhopal and is a PG in Mathematics from HP University, Shimla and also holds PG Diploma in IT and Management. Apart from teaching, she has also worked as a Business Manager with HCL. She joined Pinegrove School, Dharampur to teach Mathematics.
Renu Sharma, TGT
Capt Renu belongs to Zirakpur in Punjab and has done her schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya School, Bangalore. She has served in the Indian Army (AOC) and later took to teaching. She is a science graduate from St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore and later did her Masters in English. BEd from Kurukshetra University. She has both teaching as well as administrative experience in educational institutions. She is rendering services as an English teacher at Dharampur.
Om Prakash Bansal , Computer Teacher
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 a Computer Teacher at Dharampur branch.
Nikhil Sharma, Computer Teacher
Nikhil had done his schooling from Himachal and went on to complete his Engineering (B.Tech) in Information Technology from Himachal Pradesh University. He is working as a Computer teacher at Dharampur to equip the students for the tech savvy world. His practices meditation and loves to read books on self help.
Shaveta Chhabra, PST
Shaveta belongs to Shimla and is an Arts graduate. She has a diploma in Computers from NIIT. She joined Pinegrove way back in 2001 and has been teaching Mathematics to the primary section since then. Always smiling and ready to help, Shaveta also assists in the office and guides the parents regarding the admission process.
Kanchan Bhimta, PST
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.
Anuradha Das Gupta, PST
Anuradha joined Pinegrove School, Dharampur in the year 2007. Armed with Diplomas and Degrees in Child Education she has an overall experience of about thirteen 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.
Amandeep Sandhu, PST
Amandeep belongs to Fazilka. She had her schooling from St. Mary’s School, Kasauli and Graduated in Humanities from Government College for Girls, Chandigarh. She later did her Bachelor’s in Education from National College of Education, Allahabad. She joined Pinegrove in 2008 and is presently working as a Matron for the junior girls and also takes English classes. She has two children and loves to read, travel and listen to music.
Arun Mary Jaru, PST
Arunmary did her schooling from St Mary’s School, Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh and took on this profession after completing her Graduation and T.T.C from St Bede’s, College, Shimla. She has a teaching experience of about fifteen years and enjoys teaching Mathematics and Science at middle school. She is full of life and enjoys singing and dancing with the little ones.
Vandana Verma, PST
Vandana is a Humanities Graduate and a Post Graduate in English from Himachal Pradesh University. She has done her B.Ed from University of Kashmir. She has 4 years of teaching experience and is teaching Hindi at junior School, Dharampur.
Dharmender Sharma, PST
Dharmender belongs to Shimla. He completed his graduation in Science and BEd from HP University and is currently pursuing MSc Mathematics from Vinayak University. He is presently honing the mathematical skills of Pinegrovians in the Junior School.
Preeti Dhir, PST
Preeti belongs to Himachal and has done her schooling from St. Mary’s Convent School, Kasauli. She is a Graduate in Medical Sciences and holds a Bachelors in Education. She has an experience of three years in teaching and has also discharged duties as a coordinator of the primary wing at Jesus Sacred Heart School, Ludhiana. She is presently teaching English, Science and Mathematics to the Juniors.
Trilok Thakur, PST
Trilok hails from Kullu in the foothills of Manali in HP and completed his schooling from Nirmand. An alumnus of HP University he has graduated in Arts and Education. He completed Masters in Geography from Punjab Univ, Chandigarh and holds an NCC “C” Certificate. Endowed with teaching experience of 2 years, he teaches Social Sciences at Pinegrove School, Dharampur. He is passionate about cricket and table tennis.
Deepika Stanley, PST
Deepika comes from Chandigarh. She has done her Graduation from Punjab University and later pursued N.T.T from Central Mission School in Chandigarh. She also completed her Bachelor’s in Education from IGNOU. She has about 7 years of teaching experience from Pre-Nursery to class X. She enjoys painting, cooking, travelling and has keen interest in adventurous sports. Deepika has joined Pinegrove School as PST at Dharampur.
Vanita Thakur, PST
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.
Dhiraj Shandil, CVT
Dhiraj is a Post Graduate and M. Phil. with a Gold Medal in Vocal Music from H.P. University. He has been awarded Sangeet Prabhakar for Tabla and Vocal by P.S.S. Allahabad. He is also a good Badminton player and has been awarded on many occasions in school, college and state level matches. He is working as a Music Teacher at junior School, Dharampur.
Sanju Kapoor, CVT
Sanju joined the Dharampur branch of Pinegrove as Music Teacher for Western Music in 2011 and belongs to Solan. He completed his schooling from Solan and secured a Master’s Degree in Music from Himachal Pradesh University. He is professionally trained to play Keyboard, Drums, Guitar and a host of other instruments. He had his own academy as well in Solan and thereafter worked at St. Mary’s Convent School, Kasauli as well. He has participated in various district and state level competitions and performed at most of the national level festivals in Himachal. He even had the privilege of performing with renowned artists like Neelesh Misra and Shilpa Rao and Priyanka Bhattacharya. Under his able guidance, students are honing their skills in Music
Rahul Dhiman , CVT
Rahul was born and brought up in Punjab. He completed his schooling from Punjab School Education Board, Graduation in Fine Arts and Philosophy from Punjabi University, Patiala and Bachelor’s in Education in Fine Arts from Punjab University, Chandigarh. He completed his Post Graduation in Fine Arts (Painting and graphics printmaking) from Panjabi University, Patiala. He is a skilled artist with exceptional teaching skills in Fine Arts, Advertising, Illustration and Art History, Graphics Printmaking, Painting and Sculpture. He has experience of two years as Fine Arts Faculty at DIPS College of Education, Jalandhar and Y.S Group of Institutions, Barnala. He enjoys making Sculptures and playing cricket. He has joined Pinegrove fraternity as Art and Sculpture teacher.
Pomi Trail, CVT
Pomi is a resident of Shimla and completed her school education from various Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya’s. She completed her Graduation in Arts in 2007 from Shimla and Master’s in Arts (Paintings) from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra and is a gold medalist for the year 2012-13. She won the first prize in Ratnawali Painting Competition organized by Kurukshetra University and third prize in the All India Art Exhibition organized by Himachal State Museum. Pomi’s effort has also been chosen for the All India Women Contemporary Art, Chandigarh and All India Exhibition held at Amritsar.
Pankaj Bhardwaj, Office Executive
Pankaj is a Graduate from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. He is working as an Office Executive in the Head office at Dharampur School since 2006. He has around twelve years of experience as an Accountant, Secretarial Assistant & Liaison with Govt. & Semi Govt. departments. He is a keen sportsman and has played at the district level in cricket under – 16 team. His loves listening to music, playing cricket and badminton.
Ankush Sood, Office Assistant
Ankush is from Solan. Relatively new entrant to the Pinegrove fraternity, he joined Dharampur branch as the Office Assistant in 2013. He has done his Schooling from St. Luke's School, Solan and Graduation in Bachelor of Commerce from H.P University. He also holds Diploma in Electronics from Technical Institute in Himachal Pradesh. He has worked as Office coordinator with firms like Rim Zhim Ispat in Kanpur, as in charge accounts for Tata Sewizol in Mohali and Mohan Meakin Limited. He enjoys listening to Music and playing Basketball.
Satinder Singh Sidhu, Adm Asst
Satinder comes from Punjab and completed his education there. He joined Pinegrove fraternity as Incharge of Stores in 2007. He has obtained degree in Bachelor of Arts from Punjabi University and also possesses a diploma from Industrial Training Institute, Budlada. During his free time, he likes to do involve himself in charity and social work.
Narinder Kaur, Mess Mgr
Narinder belongs to the national capital, Delhi and completed her Schooling also from there. She is a Humanities Graduate from Delhi University and joined Dharampur branch of Pinegrove as Mess Manager in 2001. She has earlier performed duties of Assistant Teacher for primary wing at Ishar Singh Memorial Public School, Ludhiana. She also imparts training to students regarding proper recital of Path. She ensures that tasty, hygienic and nutritious meals are served to students and staff at all times. During her leisure time, she enjoys reading religious books
Bimla Saklani, Matron
Bimla hails from Mandi. She completed her graduation from IGNOU. She is a qualified Basketball Coach and a recipient of numerous certificates of merit at the State and National level for excellent performance in games like Basketball, Badminton, Hockey and Throw Ball. She is working as a Matron for Boys at Pinegrove School, Dharampur and has experience of over 20 years.
Nidhi Gauri, Matron
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 junior 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.
Amandeep Kaur, Matron
Amandeep did her B.A. in English Honours from Kurukshetra University. She is working as a Matron for Junior Boys at Pinegrove School, Dharampur and has also been teaching English. She is passionate about reading, enjoys travelling, writing and loves nature. She joined the School in 2008.
Rekha Negi, Matron
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.
Alka, Matron
Alka comes from the place surrounded by panoramic beauty, Shimla. She joined Dharampur branch of Pinegrove as a Matron in 2010. She did her School education from St. Thomas School, Shimla and obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Rajkiya Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Shimla. She further pursued her Master’s in Business Administration from IMS Institute of Management Studies (HPU). She has earlier worked as Resort Coordinator and Senior Executive in Idea Cellular Limited. She enjoys painting to give vent to her creativity.
Shashi Gautam, Matron
Shashi has done a Diploma in Architecture from Himachal Pradesh Technical Board, Dharamshala. She has been working at junior School as a Matron for Junior Boys’.
Aasha Sharma, Matron
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.
Bhawana Bhandari, Matron
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.
Vinay Attri, Coach
Vinay did his schooling from St. Mary’s Convent School, Kasauli and is a Humanities Graduate from HP University. He has done his B.Ped from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut. He is working as a Basketball coach at Pinegrove School, Dharampur.
Lalit Mohan Attri , Coach
Lalit belongs to Kasauli. He is a Graduate from HP University, Shimla and BPED from Nagpur University. He possesses a professional certificate from NIS in Cricket from Patiala and has been certified as Level 'A' Coach by NCA, Bangaluru under the aegis of the BCCI. Apart from being the captain of his college team he has participated in several National and State level tournaments. He is working as a Cricket Coach at Pinegrove School, Dharampur.
Kewal Kumar, Coach
Kewal hails from the land of brave and hearty, Punjab. He completed his education from Punjab in 1978 and then joined the Army Physical Training Corps in 1980. After rendering his services in defence, he joined Pinegrove as Physical Training Instructor in 2007. During his service in Armed Forces he had undertaken various courses from reputed institutes like Laxmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior. He has undergone professional training for Volleyball, Basketball and Gymnastics from Army Institute of Physical Training, Pune. He has always ensured high standards of physical fitness and agility of students.
Sachinder Singh Devgan, Coach
Sachinder has done his Graduation from Kurukshetra University and completed his B.P.Ed from the same University. He has 1 ½ years of experience of working as a sports coach. He coaches the budding soccer players at Dharampur branch.
Vandana Singh, Librarian
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.