Ms. Rashima Varma

Rashima Varma

Principal- Secondary School

“Je pense, donc je suis I think, therefore I am – Descartes

The 17th-century French Philosopher was the first to establish that at the very core of human existence is the trait of thinking. It is thought to be this trait that separates us human beings from animals. It is hence ironical that many curricula, locally and globally discourage this very characteristic. The IB with its inquiry-based learning method enhances the thinking ability of a student, thus equipping the student with tools to navigate life successfully. This becomes even more relevant in the current situation where, the ever-changing world stage demands individuals who can think on their feet, analyse critically and problem solve.

The Prometheus School believes in this very philosophy prompting us to provide a quality IB education through its strong vision to reimagine learning. It gives me great pleasure to become a part of and lead this team of experienced faculty. I look forward to helping children create their pathway to success, whether that road takes them through success in sports, arts, academics, or even creating their enterprise. To the prospective parents, I would like to assure you that whatever your child dares to dream, we will dare to fulfil.

About Rashima Varma

Ms. Rashima Varma, as the Principal of Secondary School at Prometheus, brings in a rich experience of around two decades in the field of International Education, having worked in international schools of repute such as the Sriram School, Pathways School, Gurgaon and most recently The Ardee School- NFC.

She holds an MPhil in International Relations from the Jawaharlal Nehru University. She started her work journey in the corporate sector as a French to English Translator, Interpreter and Language Trainer. This sparked her interest in education which was further ignited by exposure to the International Curriculum very early in her teaching career.

She has engaged closely with two IB programmes – the MYP and DP in various capacities including IB Teacher (French for MYP and DP), IB examiner (MYP and DP) and IB curriculum coordinator (MYP). She was one of the founder teachers at the Pathways School, Gurgaon and was a part of the initial team that led the school to its IBDP authorization. She also spearheaded the MYP authorization at Pathways School Gurgaon.

In her previous role, she was the Head of School at The Ardee School, New Friends Colony, which enabled her to develop an in-depth understanding of the administrative intricacies within an academic setup.

Ms. Varma, a keen lifelong learner, is active on Twitter and blogs to connect with educationists around the world. She also believes that a teacher plays an important role in helping students achieve their true potential, believe in their capabilities, and embrace a culture of hope and dream big.