SHEMROCK Preschools, creating the first successful franchise modelin India with over 175 branches across India and Abroad. Today, with more than 2,00,000 children already having received the foundation for success, SHEMROCK is a leader in preschool education and is a brand to reckon with.
It all started when a husband-wife team of academicians (Dr. D.R. Arora & Dr. Mrs. B. Arora) envisioned a school that presented the children with education system that was based on their 30 years of academic experience in India and abroad.
Dr. D.R. Arora, the Chairman Ex-Assoc. Prof., B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. & Post Doctorate (University of Leeds, U.K.) is a visionary and one of the most respected educationists in India. He is credited with bringing the concept of school chains in India with the signing of the first SHEMROCK Franchise in 1991. Dr. D.R. Arora’s experiences include the behavioural and motivational aspects of different age groups. He is also the pro-vice Chairman of Delhi Public School, Pinjore which is today considered one of the country’s leading residential schools with more than 1200 students from 12 countries studying in its beautiful campus.
Dr. (Mrs.) Bimla Arora(B.Sc. Gold Medalist, M.Sc., Ph.D. (University of Leeds, UK)) Founder Director of SHEMROCK Group of Preschools is one of the country’s most renowned figures in early childhood education. She is considered an expert in creating child-friendly environments with a focus on stress-free learning. She has been a member of expert committees of NCERT & UNDP projects. Dr. (Mrs.) Bimla Arora has been honoured with a number of awards, some of which are the Peace, Mercy & Tolerance Award from Indian Institute of Ecology & Environment in 2001, the Raja Ram Mohan Roy Teacher’s Award in 2002, P.T.A. National Award in 2002, Shakuntalam Award for Excellence in 2003, SANSA Award in 2003 and National Award by Nayak Bharati in 2005.
Amol AroraB.E. (Delhi College of Engineering), MBA (University of California, Irvine, USA) Doctoral Researcher in Education Leadership & Management (University of Nottingham, UK) is the dynamic Vice Chairman & Managing Director of SHEMROCK & SHEMFORD Group of Schools and Member of Managing Committee, DPS Pinjore. As the MD of the Group, he has played a major role in the franchising and growth of the School Chains. He is also known for introducing pioneering concepts and integration of technology in school education in India.
As recognition to his leadership role in the Indian School System, he was nominated as the Chairman of the 2006 conference of Independent Schools of India. In addition, he has also been awarded the “Young Entrepreneur of the year 2006” by the Governor of Delhi. He was also felicitated by the “Independent School Federation of India” in 2007 for his contribution to school education in India. Under his leadership, the group received 'Franchisor of the year in Education: Preschool' Award by Franchise Plus Magazine, and has been amongst the “Top 100 Franchise Opportunities” by The Franchising World Magazine, for two consecutive years. His outstanding management was also recognized by Business Sphere Magazine with 'Excellence in School Management' Award at their 9th Annual Awards Function, recently.
Mrs. Meenal Arora (B.Com (H), P.G. in Global Business Management (S.R.C.C.), Doct. Researcher, Ed. Leadership & Management (Univ. of Nottingham, U.K.)) is the Executive Director & COO of SHEMROCK & SHEMFORD Group of Schools. A committed Education professional, with a passion for quality and innovation, Mrs. Meenal Arora is a thoroughbred Education Researcher. She has demonstrated her commitment to innovation in school curriculum by being the primary force behind the development of the ShemEduMAXTM system, which is implemented across all SHEMROCK & SHEMFORD Schools and is based on the latest research findings and changing needs.
As head of the school curriculum division, Mrs. Arora’s responsibilities extend to designing, innovating, and developing educational systems. She also heads the ‘Training & Development’ department and has keen interest in ‘Systems Development’ & ‘Branch Support’. Mrs. Arora was honoured with the Club Mahindra annual award for “Outstanding Achievement in School Management” and the “Women Entrepreneur of the Year 2009” by honourable Union Minister of State of Home Affairs, Shri Sriprakash Jaiswal in New Delhi. In January 2010, Mrs. Arora was also awarded the Parent Teacher Golden Jubilee National Award, by the PTA of India.
The dynamic leadership team of SHEMROCK Prechools has an unmatched experience in guiding school systems across the country. Together they offer an unparallel mix of experience, knowledge and commitment towards schools.
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