Once on this Mountain: Ms Feroza Bharda

As our academic year progresses, we welcome many new staff members. The Woodstocker caught up with some of them to chronicle the first chapter of their adventures.

Where are you right now?

Right now I’m in Pune, Maharashtra with my three-year-old son Sahan. 

What subject do you teach?

I teach MYP Visual Arts and have been teaching the subject for 7 years. 

What motivated you to become a teacher? 

My mom had been a teacher and encouraged me to pursue teaching too. So, while I initially started off with the view of teaching during breaks to earn a bit of money, the ability to share my knowledge in arts with students who want to pursue the subject was just so fulfilling it motivated me to commit to teaching as my career. 

What’s one thing you have noticed about Woodstock students?

Doing lessons online is difficult but the students are always so well behaved. They always come to class enthusiastic and participating and I can really feel their genuine interest and passion in art. 

Why did you choose to work at Woodstock? 

I had previously worked together with Mr. Nandu and when the art teacher position here was freed he asked me if I wanted to apply. Since the job was for a distance learning teacher, I thought it would be perfect as I wouldn’t have to be far from my son. 

What are your goals for the academic year?

My previous school was an IB school for many years, so I would love to help contribute to the quality of IB standards here at Woodstock by sharing as much of my knowledge in IB as possible. 

Are there any fun facts about you that you’d like to share?

After completing my masters degree in Visual arts, some of my biggest accomplishments are that I’ve done art shows and been featured in art galleries in London and Bombay, along with being featured in Freeze magazine. 

Artwork by: Feroza Bharda

Rewa Nyangmi is the Arts and Entertainment editor.

Edited by Keerat Uppal.

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