Mrs. Shyma Vinod was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania from where she completed her early education. She holds a Post Graduate degree in English from the University of Calicut, a bachelor's degree in teaching, and also a PG diploma in English Language Teaching. She has spent most of her career life in New Delhi. She began her teaching career with Bloom Public School in 1995, now spanning over 22 years of valuable experience, and has been an integral part of the school's growth and development.
Her rich exposure to the CBSE curricula has empowered her with a diverse and innovative approach as an academic leader. She was appointed the Head of the Department of English in 1997 and the Academic in Charge of the School in 2014.
She has expertise in curriculum design, technology in education, assessment and evaluation, and professional development for teachers.
She has conducted various workshops in Professional Development and has the expertise of being Head Examiner for CBSE for the last eight years.
She is multi-faceted and her entry "An Idea that made a difference to my classroom" was selected as one of the top 100 entries from over 1500 entries all over India conducted by Scholastic Teacher’s Day contest 2005.
She also bagged the First prize in sloganeering conducted by Rustom Irani foundation - "Unsung Heroes No Longer" at the National Proficiency evaluation conducted for the year 2006-2007.
She was also the mentor and guide for the Generation India UK Teaching Assistants Programme organized by the British Council.
She took part on the Meri Baat show on DD Bharati Topic-Women a driving Force and also in the Teen Time program on FM Rainbow102.6
Apart from her mother tongue Malayalam and Hindi, she knows French and Swahili.
She was the head of the Editorial Board of the school magazine – Bloom Talk and also a part of the AFS intercultural 15-day school exchange program to Cheboksary Russia in 2014.
She believes that as long as you support students there is really nothing they really can’t do. Her instruction is result-oriented and as a Post Graduate teacher, her Class 12 results have always been above average, and has received certificates of appreciation from CBSE.
She is tech-savvy and has attended various programs on technology in teaching, including the beginner's course of Intel Teach to the future program, Foundation Course K-10 program by School Net, and Microsoft training program on tools and technologies.
She is an excellent communicator and has excellent organizational presentation and decision-making skills.