Deepika moved to Cambodia in 2009 and is currently living with her husband and two sons, one of whom was born here in Phnom Penh. She loves Cambodia as it has been her home for so many years and continues to amaze her with its beauty, cuisine, friendly people and relaxing beaches.
At Northbridge, she has been actively involved in community services projects for many years, mainly with Operation Smile Cambodia and providing leadership opportunities to the students. With a passion for teaching English to EAL students, she coordinated the intensive coaching in English program at Northbridge two years ago and has been working alongside the admissions team for the past 7 years with reference to student testing and placement. Her personal interests in theatre and dance propelled her to direct and choreograph many musicals and dance performances at school in the past.
She has also successfully completed the Middle Leadership Program with Nord Anglia University (NAU) last year and is now the Head of Year for Grade 6 and NAU’s Teacher PD Lead for Secondary School. Currently, she is pursuing her Masters from King’s College which is a fully sponsored degree by NAU and hope that the action research she plans to conduct this year would benefit the school, student learning and teachers' professional development.