Padmini Sankaran has been a teacher for over 35 years, both in India and in other countries across the world. Her last position was Head of School of an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in India. Padmini began her career as a teacher of English at MS University Baroda, where she embarked on a journey to better understand teaching and learning. She continued teaching adults and teenagers in Europe and South America. In the last two decades, her focus has been on K-12 schools that offer IB programmes, with a specialization in the Diploma programme for students of Grades 11 and 12. She continues to learn with each new endeavor she attempts.
Padmini is a part of the IB Educator Network (IBEN), consulting with new schools, evaluating programmes and strengthening professional development across IB schools in the Asia Pacific region. She has been an IB Examiner for English Literature. A long-time member of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Venezuela TESOL, Padmini served on the Governing Board of the national organization and was the first Indian national to be elected President. Padmini is certified to be Head of K-12 schools by the Principal’s Training Center, USA.