Geetha Balachander, having an experience of about 30 years in education, is currently serving as the principal of DAV Boys Senior Secondary School, Gopalapuram, Chennai. She is an educationist, ever striving towards the all-round development of her students.
In recognition of her contribution to the field of education, she was awarded Best Teacher Award by CBSE for 2012 on September 4, 2013. She received the award from Dr M.M. Pallam Raju, Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India, New Delhi.
The students have performed exceedingly well under Geetha Balachander’s expert guidance. She has the privilege of producing all-India first rank in Economics in AISSCE in 1988. Both as principal and Economics teacher, her approach has always been pro-child. She keeps endeavouring to provide a stress-free, holistic education by ensuring involvement of the students in sports and games. As principal, she believes in empowering the students to be independent, kind, creative and innovative and, above all, to be of sound character.