Mary George Cheriyan | Deputy Principal, Centre for Pedagogical Research and Learning and Community Engagement
Raffles Girls' School (Secondary)

Mary George Cheriyan, Deputy Principal, Centre for Pedagogical Research and Learning and Community Engagement, Raffles Girls' School (Secondary)

Mary George Cheriyan graduated from the National University of Singapore with Bachelor of Arts (Honours) on a teaching scholarship from the Public Service Commission. She also acquired a Masters degree in Public Administration from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy on a scholarship from Raffles Girls’ Secondary School (RGS).

Mary has extensive experience in Gifted Education principles and practice. When the school embarked on the Raffles Programme, she spearheaded innovations in Curriculum Design and Pedagogy that have sustained through time. Currently, as Deputy Principal, Mary steers the RGS Centre for Pedagogical Research and Learning (PeRL) and Community Engagement portfolios. A firm believer in empowering teachers’ pedagogical leadership, she advocates teacher research and collaborative learning, setting up a robust research and professional learning ecosystem. Mary actively participates in the educational fraternity by sharing her experience and data. She has led the school in initiatives like Good Practice Day, PeRL Reflective Practice Symposium, Open Classroom and PED Talks, galvanizing teachers in productive conversations.

For her contributions, Mary received the National Day Efficiency Medal, Long Service Award and Commendation Award. In 2017, she also received the Education Leadership Award from the World Education Congress. She is a certified trainer in Understanding by Design (Wiggins and McTighe; Clayton), Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction (Erickson) and Developing Performance Assessment (Alberta Assessment Consortium). She is also trained in Critical Thinking and Differentiated Curriculum for the Gifted.


EDUtech Asia 2024 Conference Day 1 @ 16:20

Panel — Professional development: staying current, keeping up

  • Reimagining teacher growth in a rapidly-evolving digital age
  • Pedagogical leadership: empowering educators for impact
  • Cultivating a culture of continuous learning and improvement
  • Collaborative learning and knowledge sharing
last published: 23/Apr/24 10:35 GMT

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