Supriya Atal

Director of Studies

Year of joining BIS : November, 2013
Subjects taught : DP Business Management, DP Theory of Knowledge, IGCSE Global Perspectives
Grade/s taught : IGCSE, IBDP
Education qualification : B.Com, MBA (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad)
Diplomas : Diploma in Counselling
Workshops : NESA Leadership 2019 (Thailand), IBAP Shaping the future 2018 (Singapore), Cambridge Schools Conference 2017 (University of Cambridge UK), IBAP Leading across cultures and contexts 2016 (Singapore)

Supriya is impassioned about innovative practices in curriculum design, instruction and pedagogy including virtual learning and assessment. Her favourite theme is empowerment through professional development of staff. She has led workshops (C1/C2/C3) since 2010 in the Asia Pacific for Approaches to Teaching and Learning, Understanding the DP, Business Management, Extended Essay, DP Coordination, Concepts and Inquiry in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and India. She is working with teachers and students at BIS to embed ATL (approaches to teaching) in the learning process. Supriya was appointed as the Asia Pacific Rep on the IB Diploma Review Committee, Den Haag from 2016–2018 where she supported IB’s DP development team in shaping curriculums during their review cycle. She was appointed by the IB, Global School Services (USA) as ‘Design Service Team Member’ on the PYP-MYP-DP curriculum alignment team in 2013. Supriya played a key role in setting up the IBDP at Jamnabai Narsee School (2005–2007). Subsequently, at Dhirubhai Ambani International School (2007–2013), she worked in teaching and several leadership roles. Her domains are DP Business Management, Theory of Knowledge, DP Coordination, in-school teacher development, implementation and alignment of the school’s continuum with IB Standards and Practices. She was involved in the Extended Essay Curriculum Review (IB, Cardiff) and Grade Award Meetings for Business Management. She keeps herself updated by participating in international education conventions, seminars and paper presentations. She engages in several IBEN roles such as workshop facilitation, site visiting team member, consultant and course outline reader. Inspired by Susan Cain’s work, Supriya feels “Introverts are necessary to build a more balanced and thoughtful culture at schools because they are persistent, not focused on their egos and make good listeners.”