About the Executive Director
Dr. Sudha Govindswamy (Sunder), an affiliate consultant for the Council of International Schools (CIS), specializes in Curriculum Design and Delivery. As a certified concept-based curriculum consultant from Dr. Lynn Erickson Institute, Whitefish, Montana, Dr. Sunder works in supporting schools unpack both the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), focusing on the conceptual shift classroom teachers need to understand, while implementing the standards with intellectual rigor and integrity. As an Associate Consultant for KDSL Global, Dr. Sunder has been engaged in work with the KDSL Global team in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. In addition, she has worked in seven other countries. Commissioned by the International Baccalaureate (IB) and in collaboration with Achieve, Dr. Sunder has published the Relationship Study Report between the NGSS and the IB, for US high schools engaged in the dual implementation. She has also served as a Curriculum Reviewer for the IB PYP, is an Apple Distinguished Educator and is a SMART Exemplary Educator. Sudha earned her PG in the United Kingdom, her Master’s degree in India and her doctorate in the United Kingdom.
Message from the Executive Director and Founder
Teacher Leaders International Limited (TLI), has been conceived in celebration of over ten years of teacher empowerment and professional development in international education- particularly in the area of curriculum and instruction for American curriculum and International schools. Through research-based practice, the organization aims to empower educators in curriculum and instruction by collectively harnessing the power of teacher voices in 21st century learning. Currently the global footprints of TLI spans over 9 countries across the Middle East and North Africa region – Kuwait, UAE, Jordan, Lebanon, Istanbul, Oman, Qatar, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The relentless efforts in furthering curriculum and instruction have also been successfully received in India, Thailand and the United States of America, soon to be extended to the Far East and the United Kingdom. TLI is ever grateful for the overwhelming response and the enthusiastic engagement of educators world over in embracing the efforts of TLI towards furthering the work of curriculum and instruction.
Queen Mira International School, India
Beykent Schools Istanbul, Turkey
GEMS World Academy Dubai, UAE
Bukhtair Group Dubai (BEAM)
School of Creative Science Sharjah, UAE
Universal American School Dubai, UAE
ABA Oman IB World School, Oman
Emirates International School, Dubai
United Nations International School, New York
NIST International School Bankgok, Thailand
Ecole Mondial IB WORLD School, Dubai
International School of London Doha, Qatar
American United School of Kuwait
Council of International Schools
Future Education, Saudi Arabia
Etihad Private School Dubai, UAE
IBN Khaldoun, Saudi Arabia
WHERE IN THE WORLD HAVE WE BEEN..?