Dr. Sarvesh Naidu

Dr. Sarvesh Naidu Director

Director, Pathways, Aravali

Dr. Sarvesh Naidu has a Doctorate in Education from The USA, a Master’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Bachelor of Education Degree from India, and a Licentiate Diploma in Teaching of English as a Second Language from Trinity College, London. His schooling was at Mayo College, Ajmer, India.

His teaching and Academic experience is as follows:

1978 – 1983
The Doon School, India (ISC Curriculum)
Teacher

1983 – 1991br> United World College in Italy (IB Curriculum)
(includes 1 year teacher exchange with United World College in Canada)
Teacher

1991- 1997 The High Range School (A Tata Enterprise), Munnar India (CBSE)
Principal

1997 – 2001 The Mahindra United World College, India (IB Curriculum)
Founder Director of Studies and University Counsellor

2001 – 2007
GEMS Group Dubai
Founder-Principal, The Winchester School, Dubai (British Curriculum)
Education Advisor (IB Curriculum) to GEMS and Dubai American Academy
- Assisting GEMS India with their new projects

2007 onwards School Director
Pathways World School, Gurgaon, India (K to 12 IB & IGCSE Curriculum based Co-Educational International School)

A teaching and administrative career spanning 37 years has given him vast international experience in varied types of schools (Boarding; Day; Indian; International; established; new; co-educational and single denomination) and four different curricula: IB. ISC, CBSE and British. His experience with established as well as new schools, boarding schools as well as day schools, has helped him to discern closely the constantly evolving needs of schools and varied demands of different curricula. He has been an active Teacher Trainer and over the years encouraged them to focus extensively on the Emotional& Passion Quotient as well as helping Students in ‘Learning how to Learn’.

He conducts official school authorisation visits on behalf of the International Baccalaureate Organisation and has helped many new schools to implement the IB Diploma programme. He has been an International Examiner with the IBO for over 25 years.

His Thesis in Education was based on the Middle School Curriculum in particular, and good practices in Education in general. He was awarded his Doctorate in 2007. In Pathways World School as an institution, he sees a tremendous potential and ambience for nurturing the individual needs of each student. "The School's ethos of carefully blending the values and wisdom of the past with the skills and knowledge required for the future is a motivating challenge", which he cherishes. Community Service and outdoor adventure is a strong aspect in his concept of holistic education.

Under his leadership, Pathways has become a CIS Accredited School, a Global Member of Round Square as well as becoming a K-12 IB Continuum School. He is also a sportsman of high calibre having represented Rajasthan in Ranji Trophy Cricket at the national level, and played in the Tennis Leagues in Italy and Dubai and the Squash Leagues in Dubai, besides being a champion sportsperson in South India during his tenure there as Head of a School. A keen outdoor person and mountaineer, he has also directed plays and coordinated cultural events in schools.

His wife, Dr. Pathma Naidu, is a medical practitioner and currently working at the School as the Head of Counselling and the Pathways Universal Life Support Education (P.U.L.S.E.) Programme besides being an ASHI Instructor. She is also the ‘ambassador’ in India of the IGCA (International Global Citizen’s Award) and established it very successfully in Pathways. His daughter, Shamini has an MBA Degree in Professional Design from Malaysia.

His additional responsibilities include:

- Board Member of TAISI (The Association of International Schools in India)
- Executive Director of all Pathways Schools from 2009.

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