Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort. This is what we strive to realize through Leading Schools of India. We believe that, like everything else, education needs to be in a ‘progressive mode’, especially in this fast-changing world. As we see, the number of schools is rapidly on the rise with fast expansion of education. However, the question is: are all these schools worldwide and especially in India, ready to embrace the change which has become inevitable in today’s progressive, global society? What elements are needed to be imbibed in delivery of education so that it meets the needs of time, is compatible with international standards and is able to review and evaluate its outcome in order to improve? In other words, how many of them are truly ‘Leaders’ in the arena of children education?
In an attempt to answer these questions, ‘Leading Schools of the World’™ – a Trademark licensed owned and operated by the Leading Schools Corp. located at Delaware, USA. – came into existence. Leading Schools of India is the Indian offshoot of this global organization.
We are an elite organization striving to add a new dimension to schools worldwide by creating a unique progressive environment for the new age global kids. As we all are aware, we live in a rapidly changing time where only a progressive outlook can ensure our survival and growth. This calls for changing the mind sets of our school leaders and bind them in a common vision as well as unity of purpose so that a fostering environment is created for optimizing the inherent potential, aptitude and creative instinct of every child.
At ‘Leading Schools of India, we are dedicated to help the member schools to excel and create new benchmarks in the field of children’s education by continuously raising their own standards.
We believe that in this age of rat-race, quality schools have to make a niche for themselves by adopting best practices, best technology, inclusiveness, care for environment, contribution to the human society and smart pedagogy to cater to the developmental needs of every child.
With such a holistic mission and far-sighted strategies, we continue to increase our membership in India and are eager to collaborate with them. We believe that the member schools will learn from the experiences of one another and ‘grow together’ leveraging from this rich milieu of insights gained from schools creating a benchmark in different settings and nurturing children from varied backgrouds.
To reiterate, the ‘Leading Schools of India intends to help its member schools excel and create new benchmarks in the field of education by continuously raising their own standards.
Undoubtedly, this goal is very ‘intangible’ and cannot be immediately measured in terms of ‘material deliverables’. However, in course of time its visible results will manifest themselves in many countable terms. Moreover, every organization keeps evolving along its experience with increasing participation of its members and continuous consultation with them. As such, the purpose of and the services rendered by LSI will keep crystallizing with the passage of time. At this juncture, we do not intend to involve into tall talks.
Moreover, LSI gives the quality schools of India a common, globally-connected platform for learning and sharing as well as for bringing their noble efforts into limelight, because if the world does not know you as a ‘Quality’ school, all your efforts will be like winking in the dark.
‘Leading Schools of India is an accrediting body but it is far different from other accrediting agencies which often give out a ranking based on material gains. Accordingly, their so-called ‘Ranking’ keeps changing year by year.
We want to bring transparency, sense of justice and an approach of genuine appreciation in this field.
Pat Wyman, M.A. is known as America's Most Trusted Learning Expert. She is a university instructor, best-selling author of several books, and the founder and CEO of HowToLearn.com and the How to Learn Academy (HowtoLearn.Teachable.com) which features online courses to help students, parents and teachers succeed in school and in life. Pat is also the recipient of the James Patterson Page Turner Award for her global work to enhance literacy.
Ms. Lua Farrage Yaganagi - Chongqing-China. She has done her Master of Education (M.Ed), Master of sociology (M.A Sociology),Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) and Diploma in Child Psychology and is currently pursuing Phd in Early Childhood Education. She has a lot of experience as a Lead Teacher, Teacher Trainer and Primary coordinator in various schools. She is a member of the Senior Leadership Team at YWIES-Yantai and YCIS- Chongqing International Schools.
Mehran Akhtarkhavari is the Director of HUS, Chennai with over two and a half decades of experience in the field of education of which 15 years have been dedicated to the administration of educational programs in the United States of America, Africa, Europe and now India. He holds a Bachelors degree in Mathematics Education and a Masters degree in Educational Administration from Chapman University, California
Dr. Hayal Köksal is a Turkish instructor giving lectures at renowned universities. She graduated from Izmir Teachers' Training College in 1976, and completed her Ph.D from Gaziantep University.She has been dealing with Total Quality in Education since 1992. Dr. Köksal has written seven books about Total Quality in Education and has published her research results in papers at national and international conferences.
Mr. Ian Richard Bayly is an Australian teacher trainer. He has done his Masters of Education(M.Ed) from Bath University, UK, and is certified in International School Leadership. He has been the Director of Daystar Academy, China and has served as Principal and teacher in various top schools in Peru, Sri Lanka, Australia, Jordan, Venezuela and India. He has also done a lot of voluntary services such as developing training programs for the Olinga Foundation in Ghana and for Canadian government sponsored program in Samoa.
Prof. Syed Ali is a writer and educator in leadership and Quality systems management. He has served as a Principal Professional Staff member atJohns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland USA. He is the vice chairman of ‘WCTQEE’. Besides presenting papers in various institutions in USA he has also presented papers in China, India, UK, France, Italy, Turkey, Nepal, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mauritius and Canada.