Smriti Jaiswal

English Teamleader

Year of joining BIS : 2012
Subjects taught : English, Theory of Knowledge
Grade/s taught : Grade 11 and 12
Education qualification : MFA in Creative Writing
Workshops : English Lang and Lit Cat 1 and Cat 2

Smriti has done her M.A. in Literature from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu and an MA in Literature and Creative Writing as a Fulbright Scholar from Temple University, Philadelphia. She later went on to get an MFA in Creative Writing from North Carolina State University. She worked for several years in the United States as a Teaching Assistant. She has conducted several writing courses for undergraduate as well as doctoral students. She has attended the IB Category 1 Language and Literature Workshop. She joined BIS in 2013 and teaches both Literature and Language & Literature to IBDP students and also teaches English to Senior School students. A published author, she writes regularly and her short stories have been featured in several collections of short stories, blogs and periodicals. She was the founder and editor of an award-winning literary magazine called The Raleigh Review in the United States. She reads extensively and is passionate about teaching. She has co-authored a full length book published by Zubaan and is currently working on translating a collection of short stories from Nepali to English as well as on her first novel. Her teaching philosophy can be summed up in the words of Phil Collins:” In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”