Samiksha Singh, Director Administration

Mrs Samiksha is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University and an alumna of the Lawrence School, Sanawar. She has successfully completed a diploma course in School Administration from Delhi. She joined Pinegrove in 1993 and has worked in various posts during her tenure. She is a founder member of the faculty at Subathu and has been the Administrator (Head Administration) since its inception. The school has progressed leaps and bounds under her able leadership, guidance and control. She is a gentle but yet, a firm disciplinarian who has coupled this approach with affection and understanding, which successfully goes a long way with the present trends of modern education

Sanjay Chauhan, Head Teacher

Sanjay is an alumnus of St. Augustine's School, Kalimpong, Distt Darjeeling. He holds Bachelor's Degrees in Science and Education as well as a Master's in Mathematics. He joined Pinegrove in 1996 and is one of the founder members of the Subathu wing faculty. He has worked as House Master, Head Activities and was the Organizing Secretary of the Inter-School Declamation Competition and has shouldered the responsibility of teaching Science to Secondary and Mathematics to Senior Secondary classes. He has performed the duties of Head of Activities in the Subathu location for a couple of years and has been appointed as the Head of the Institution to take care of the Academic Development of the Senior School children in March 2007.

Kiran Attri, Head Teacher (Elementary)

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, Head Cultural Affairs

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.

Surinder Mehta, Head of Sports

Surinder has done his M Ped from I.D.C.P.E College, Nagpur University and attended the Under-15 India level camp in Cricket, conducted by Kapil Dev, Chetan Sharma and Bishan Singh Bedi He has represented H.P.U in North India Intervarsity Cricket Championship and participated in the Senior and Junior State Championship several times. He is BCCI Level A and Level B qualified cricket coach. The HPCA has taken his services as a chief coach of the State women's team, state u-19 team, u-17 boy's team and assistant coach, Himachal Ranji Trophy team, 2009. He is working as PGT Physical Education since 2003 at Subathu.

Rama Sehgal, PGT

Rama is a Post Graduate in Economics and History and also holds a BEd degree. She has done her Honours in Economics and has been associated with Pinegrove School, since 2004 as a PGT (Economics). She is creative and proficient in dramatics and takes keen interest in stage activities.

Vandana Mehta, PGT

Vandana did her schooling from St. Luke's School, Solan and Master's in Commerce from HP University, Shimla. She has also done her Bachelor's in Education and Certificate in Computing from IGNOU. She joined Pinegrove School, Subathu in 2003 and teaches Business Studies to senior secondary classes. She is married to Surinder Mehta, the Head of Sports in the School and likes to read, cook and is fond of nature.

Vivek Sharma, PGT

Vivek did his Graduation from HPUniversity, Shimla. He completed his B.Ed from Jammu University and M.Sc. from H.N.B University, Garhwal. He likes listening to music and playing cricket. He has experience of seven years and joined Pinegrove in 2008. He teaches Chemistry to the senior secondary level students.

Kusum Thakur, PGT

Kusum has done her Bachelor's in Science from Punjab University, Chandigarh. She did her Master's in Botany from Punjabi University, Patiala and stood second in her batch. She had taught for three years before joining the senior branch of the school in 2010 as PGT Biology. She is quite optimistic and believes in to reach where there is nothing beyond.

Sunil Verma, PGT

Sunil completed his schooling from various Kendriya Vidyalaya, Schools. He is a Post Graduate in English Literature from Himachal Pradesh University. He was a member of boxing teams in school and college and an active member of the NCC. He attended the Republic Day Camp in Delhi in 1997 and was part of the marching contingent on Rajpath. He was selected to represent the National Integration Awareness Programme at New Delhi, as one of the four speakers on behalf of Punjab, Haryana Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh Directorate of NCC. Sunil loves to involve himself in Reading and listening to debates and talk shows on TV.

Neelam Sharma, PGT

Neelam hails from Palampur and has done her Bachelor's in Science (PCM) from HP University, Shimla. She went on to complete her B.Ed from Kashmir University and Post Graduation in Mathematics from HP University. She is currently working as a PGT (Mathematics) and has fourteen years of teaching experience to her credit. Her hobbies are listening to Music and dancing.

Taruna Sharma, PGT

Taruna hails from Chandigarh. She has done her BSc (PCM) from Panjab University, Chandigarh and went on to complete her Bachelors in Education and post graduation in Mathematics from HP University. Her love and passion for Mathematics made her pursue teaching as a profession. She joined Pinegrove in the year 2006, has teaching experience of sixteen years and is currently working as PGT (Mathematics). Her feisty character portrays her love for dance and music.

Devendra Gumra, PGT

A Botany (Hons.) graduate from St. Xavier's College Ahmedabad, Devendra holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Jammu University and Masters Degrees in English and Education from HP University. She was awarded a Biology Research Fellowship in the year 1995-96 by the Grace Braganza Research Centre for Biological Sciences, St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad for carrying out exceptional research on the Organogenesis in the plant `Withania somnifera`. She has fourteen years of teaching experience and is presently working as a PGT (English). She is an avid reader, enjoys listening to music and has travelled across the length and breadth of the country.

Nikhil Sharma, PGT

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 PGT Computers at Dharampur to equip the students for the tech-savvy world. He practices meditation loves to read books on self-help and enjoys adventure.

Shreshtha Sood, PGT

Shreshtha did her schooling from Govt. Girls Senior Secondary School, Bara Pind. She is Postgraduate in Commerce and hold a Bachelor degree in Education from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. She also holds a Masters degree in Business administration from Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. She is a music lover. Shreshtha has joined Pinegrove School, Dharampur as a PGT(Accounts).

Shivani Goswami, PGT

Shivani did her schooling from various KVs. She is a Post Graduate in Physics from Panjab University, Chandigarh and holds a Bachelors degree in Education from Himachal Pradesh University. She has cleared NET (CSIR) and holds a teaching experience of over 10 years in various schools and engineering colleges. She has joined the Dharampur wing as a PGT (Physics).

Saradindu Maitra, PGT

Saradindu Maitra is a Masters in Visual Arts from Calcutta University and joined Pinegrove as PGT Visual Arts. He has won many awards and has attended several workshops on Visual Arts and Sculpture. He has over five years of teaching experience in various schools and colleges and is a talented painter and motivator. He inspires the children with his calm and composed demeanour and poise. He is a creative, optimistic and self-driven individual and is dedicated to the cause of making a positive change in the lives of those whom he teaches.

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.

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.

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 Masterís 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

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.

Tirlok Thakur, TGT

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 ompleted Masters in Geography from Punjab University, Chandigarh and holds an NCC ďCĒ Certificate. Endowed with teaching experience of 7 years, he teaches Social Sciences to Secondary classes at Pinegrove School, Dharampur. He is passionate about cricket and table tennis. In October 2016, he got commissioned from the NCC Officerís Training Academy, Kamptee, Maharashtra and brought laurels to the school by standing 1st in his course and earning Director Generalís Baton of Honour.

Chander Mohan Sharma, TGT

Chander Mohan belongs to Pujarli, located amidst the beautiful hills of Shimla. He completed his schooling from Government Senior Secondary School, Mandal Himachal Pradesh, Prabhakar from Himachal Pradesh University and Language Teacher Course from AIlahabad University. He also pursued his Bachelor's in Education from IGNOU and later completed his Master's Degree in Hindi. He possesses a teaching experience of about sixteen years and enjoys singing and listening to music. He joined Pinegrove family in 2014 as TGT, Hindi.

Shalini Goel, TGT

Shalini is from Chandigarh. She is a Post Graduate in English from Punjab University, Chandigarh, Bachelor's in Education from Rajasthan University, Jaipur and has a Post Graduate Diploma is School Psychology from Pune University, Pune. She is a Trained Graduate Teacher and teaches English and Social Studies to senior classes. Her hobbies include writing, reading and singing. She is a published author of three books, The Daughter of God, The Verses and My Perception.

Shikha Thakur, TGT

Shikha did her schooling from Chandigarh, B.Sc. from Panjab University, B.Ed. from University of Kashmir, M. Sc. in Zoology from H.N.B. University Uttrakhand and M. Phil. from Chaudhary Devi Lal University Sirsa. She has 5 years of teaching experience and is teaching junior classes at Dharampur School. Her hobby is listening to music. Apart from this she is eagerly working towards developing scientific temper among students through her innovative teaching methodologies.

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 Bachelorís in Education from Punjabi University, Patiala. Her hobbies include listening to music, cooking and travelling. Sujata joined us as TGT Science.

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.

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.

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.

Alka, PST

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 has completed her Masters in Commerce from Himachal Pradesh University and Bachelors in Education from Kashmir University. She has earlier worked as Resort Coordinator and Senior Executive in Idea Cellular Limited. She enjoys painting to give vent to her creativity.

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 8 years of teaching experience.She has cleared C-TET in the year 2013 and HP-TET in 2016 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.

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.

Gurmeet Kaur, PST

Gurmeet did her schooling from various Air Force Schools and KV's across the country. She holds a Masters degree in English, a Bachelor's degree in Education and is a Medical Science graduate from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. Gurmeet has a teaching experience of 7 years in various educational institutes. She has a passion for Fine Arts and takes keen interest in conducting stage activities. She has joined Pinegrove School, Dharampur as a PRT.

Rajeev Singh Khatri, PST

Rajeev is from Shimla. He is a Post Graduate in Commerce. He holds a Bachelors degree in Education, a Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Applications and a certificate in Computing from IGNOU, Delhi. He has also qualified CTET and has a teaching experience of 13 years in various schools. He will be teaching Mathematics at Pinegrove School, Dharampur. He is fond of dancing and has trained 10th Dogra Regimentís soldiers for various cultural programs across India

Bindia Sahgal, PST

Bindia hails from Himachal Pradesh. She holds a Bachelors degree in Environment & Resource Management from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She has over 20 years experience working in the field of Wildlife Conservation with various NGOís, where amongst other things she conducted training workshops and awareness programmes. She will be teaching English and EVS to juniors at Pinegrove School, Dharampur. Her hobbies include bird watching, playing squash and horse riding.

Anugreh Mashi, PST

Anugreh is from Haryana. She has done her B.Sc (Microbiology), B.Ed and M.A. in English from Kurukshetra University and M.Sc (Microbiology) from Allahabad Agricultural University. She holds a teaching experience of 3 years and will be teaching English to juniors at Pinegrove School, Dharampur. Her hobbies include watching movies and writing poetry.

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.

Shashi Gautam, Office Assistant

Shashi has done a Diploma in Architecture from Himachal Pradesh Technical Board, Dharamshala. She has been working at DharampurSchool as a Office Assistant.

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.

Ankush Sood, Adm Asst

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.

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

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.

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 Bachelorís 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.

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.

Anuja Chauhan, Matron

Anuja is a resident of village Unthali located on the outskirts of Rohru in Shimla district. She works as matron for junior girls at Dharampur wing of the School. She completed her initial schooling from Loreto Convent School, Tara Hall, Shimla followed by Class X and XII from Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education, Dharamshala. She is a Graduate in Eng (Hons.), Bachelor's and Master's in Education from Himachal Pradesh University. She enjoys listening to music in her spare time.

Reecha Thapa, Matron

Reecha belongs to the land of mountains, Himachal Pradesh. She has joined Dharampur as a matron for junior boys and also teaches Science. She has completed Schooling from Sacred Heart High School, Dharamshala and Kendriya Vidyalaya. She is a Graduate in Medical Sciences from Himachal Pradesh University and holds a diploma in Computer Applications from Indira Gandhi National Open University and NIIT. She has 10 years of teaching experience in various reputed schools and enjoys playing Badminton in her leisure time.

Shweta Sood, Matron

Shweta did her schooling from Dayanand Adarsh Vidyalaya, Solan. She holds a bachelor's degree in Interior Designing from INIFD, Chandigarh. She took a computer diploma from NIIT. She worked as a mother teacher in Hallmark Public School, Panchkula and likes dancing and cooking. She has joined Dharampur branch as a matron.

Vandana Sharma, Dance Teacher

Vandana did her schooling from Nahan, District Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh, Graduation from Government College for Girls, Shimla and completed her Visharad in Dance from Thirkan Nritya Shala. A keen basketball player, she has represented the state of Himachal Pradesh in the Nationals. Vandana participated in the Open Youth Festival in Mangalore and triumphed in the Kathak Dance in the Youth Festival in Kullu as well. Her interests are Dancing, Singing and playing Basketball. She has joined Pinegrove School, Subathu as a Dance teacher

Sachinder Singh Devgan, Coach(Soccer)

Sachinder has done his Graduation from Kurukshetra University and completed his B.P.Ed from the same University. He is also MA in Physical and had 1 Ĺ years of experience of working as a sports coach before joining Pinegrove. He coaches the budding soccer players at Dharampur branch.

Vinay Attri, Coach(Basketball)

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(Cricket)

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.

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.

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