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About Principal – Dr. Vasudha Neel Mani

Dr. Neel Mani is a profound and illustrious educationist with over 27 years of experience spanning across teaching, administration, mentoring and advisory roles with 16 years in Cambridge Education and 10 years in leadership roles.She has been consulting numerous schools to implement international curriculum and have conducted audits.

A double masters in Psychology and Education and a Special Educator by profession, Dr. Neel Mani has worked towards bringing about a decisive change in the Indian Education System and put it on par with global standards. With the motto of being a lifelong learner, she has also accomplished a certificate course in Career Coaching by Mindler and CDA, USA. Dr. Neel Mani is an International Certified Career Coach. She has also completed the first level Inspector Audit training with PENTA to be an Inspector and Auditor in schools with British Curriculum. Being a life long learner she has completed Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) credentialing from Mindler and NCDA USA Besides, she has successfully completed a CIDTT Diploma Program by Cambridge University and her module is on "Skills to be an Effective Teacher". With an overall distinction, she scored three distinctions in Planning, Assessment and Evaluation and a pass in the Practice.

Dr. Neel Mani has been engaged in conducted various workshops in Special Education, Multiple Intelligence and Curriculum and Assertive Discipline and has played a key role in the curriculum development of many schools across India. She has published many articles in the leading magazines and has presented papers including one at IIT Delhi (IITD). She conducts sessions on mental and emotional well-being, meditation sessions and workshops on Gratitude for all age groups. She is a regular blogger and writes regularly in the fields of education, technology, spirituality, life-skills and many other diverse topics. She has been awarded the Best Dynamic Educationist of the Year by Media Federation of India. For her outstanding services and exceptional contribution, the Global Education Summit felicitated her recently. She also won the “Avantika Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award 2018” as one of the best 50 Principals in India. In April 2019, she was recognized as the Best Innovative Principal. She has also been awarded with Most Innovative Education Leadership award in July 2020. She is an author and has written a book – Gratitude-the purpose of life. Dr. Neel Mani is a regular invitee by Cambridge as their ambassador and guest speaker at the Cambridge Seminars to talk about the implementation of Cambridge Curriculum.


It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to Rockwoods International School, a special place for students to learn and develop into positive human beings with a sense of responsibilities and duties. With a belief that every child is a unique gift from God , exclusive in character and ability, we at RWIS are driven by a strong sense of community that nurtures initiatives and inquisitive mind.

“Tell me and I ll forget, show me and I may remember; involve me and I ll understand.” Firm believer of this principle, we at RWIS, constantly aim at imparting knowledge as a journey towards life long learning.

Our approach is a unique blend of traditional and modern pedagogy. It’s a student centric approach based on all Cambridge principles of learning of learning and inculcating the 5 Cambridge attributes in all our students.

I always follow and firmly believe in:
Lets not fulfill our dreams through our children.
Let them dream.
Allow them to chase their dreams as
Their dreams might be larger than ours.