Ms. Sukhraj Sandhu began with one significant and pivotal principle that a student’s route to eventual progress needs to be rooted within the context of correct and appropriate courses. Young people thrive individually and in a team when the right environment is established for them. She has this ambitious drive to attain this cherished goal at all costs and is the force behind the exploits of Spring Daleans in various Olympiads and other National and International Competitions.
Presently as the facilitator of the Senior Secondary School (Classes 11th & 12th Commerce and Humanities ) and as the Incharge of the Student Council at Spring Dale Senior School, she personifies the quote "The heights by great men, reached and kept, were not attained by a sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept were toiling upwards in the night.”
Ms Sandhu, started with Spring Dales as an English Teacher in 1994 for Middle School, is bedecked with B.A(Hons.), M.A(English), B.Ed degrees. Besides serving the school as a General Awareness and a Social Science teacher, she has also served as Coordinator of Excursions, Coordinator of Social Science (Primary School) ,Resource person for Social Science Reading Books. She served as the Primary School Facilitator from March 2013 to March 2016.
In the year 2000, under her tutelage, the School saw the initiation of the Olympiads. For 17 years, she handled them very proficiently. Her guidance has helped many Spring Daleans attain top state, national and international level ranks in various Olympiads. The fact that she has been felicitated numerous times with the ‘Best Teacher Award’ at the Zonal level (Punjab and Chandigarh Zone) and 'The Best State Teacher Award' in 2015 by the Science Olympiad Foundation(SOF), Gurgaon,Haryana for the National Science Olympiad(NSO),National Cyber Olympiad (NCO),International Mathematics Olympiads(IMO) and International English Olympiad(IEO) speaks volumes of her exceptional abilities as far as her brilliant management of the Olympiads is concerned.
Her capabilities as a teacher are further endorsed by the fact that she has been conferred the Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan Award twice by Spring Dale Senior School in 1999 and 2006.In 2004, Ms Sandhu, under the guardianship of Ms Manveen Sandhu organized Heritage Study Programme ‘Futurology’ based on the study of the Heritage of Amritsar city.
In 2004 and 2005, Ms Sandhu and her students competed with foreign delegates from South Asian Countries in the Indian Model United Nations Assembly held at PHD Chambers of Commerce, New Delhi. She was also a part of the school delegation in the Sri Lankan Model United Nations Conference held in 2012 at Colombo, Sri Lanka, which brought international recognition to the school.
Year 2006 saw her accompanying a team of 24 students to participate in the Indo-Pak Theatre Festival at Al Hamra Auditorium, Lahore, Pakistan. To ameliorate her teaching skills further she has attended various workshops including CBSE Teacher Orientation Programme on Disaster Management in 2004 ,National Teacher Training Workshop for Heritage Awareness conducted by Heritage Education and Communication Service,INTACH in 2002, Teacher Training Workshop for Creative and Dramatic way of learning at Doon School, Dehradun in 2008, a workshop on Heritage Clubs in schools conducted by Heritage Education and Communication Service,INTACH in 2003, a two day Workshop on Multiple Intelligences conducted by Ms Margaret Warner, an International Education Consultant from United Kingdom in 2008 and a CBSE workshop on Gender Sensitivity in 2014.
In her capacity as the teacher in charge, she accompanied the School Team to the First Annual Asian Regional Space Settlement Design Competition held at Delhi in 2004. Ms Sandhu also accompanied a team of 12 students of the School to the Fourth Annual Asian Regional Space Settlement Design Competition in 2008 ,organized by Anita Gale and Dick Edwards (the competition co-founders International Space Settlement Design Competition). Her continuous support and guidance helped the team to bag the first position in the South Asia round . Ms Sandhu along with her team (Winning Company Rockdonnell) had a live interaction with Astronaut Ms Sunita Williams ,this interaction was organised by Atlantis Research in collaboration with American Center, New Delhi.
As Ms Sandhu was an incharge for the training of the School Quiz teams,so under her guidance in 2011,the School Heritage Quiz Team bagged the Second Runner up position at the National Finals of CBSE Heritage India Quiz held at New Delhi.She also nurtured the Quizzing skills of the students ,who later outshined in the the National level Quizzes conducted by Derek 'O' Brien & Associates.
In 2012,she received an appreciation letter from the School for conducting a Workshop for the teachers on 'Enhancement of Skills to teach EVS'.
In 2014 ,she was conferred with the 'Enterprising Facilitator Award' by CBSE Sahodaya Schools Amritsar.The award was given by the then Education Minister of Punjab , Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema.In 2015 ,she was honoured with the 'Best Facilitator Award' by Spring Dale Educational Society.
In 2017, she was awarded by the Science Olympiad Foundation as the "Best International Teacher -SOF-INTERNATIONAL SPORTS KNOWLEDGE OLYMPIAD" for the year 2016-17 and was invited to New Delhi to receive the award from Justice Mr Dipak Misra,Hon'ble Judge of The Supreme Court of India .