Equipped with BSc, BEd (non med) degrees from Punjab University, Chandigarh, Ms Sonia Mann, the High School Facilitator of Spring Dale Senior School is one of the most ingenious and enthusiastic faculty members of the institution.
With her overall experience in the field of education spanning more than 27 years, during which she worked at various other schools including DAV Public School, Amritsar, and Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary School, GT Road, Amritsar, Ms Mann has been associated with Spring Dale Senior School since 1998.
She taught mathematics to classes VII to X and discharged her duties conscientiously as mathematics coordinator for classes VI to VIII from 2001—2007. She was made the Discipline in charge of classes VI to X in 2007 and was elevated to the post of High School Facilitator in 2008.
Besides this, she has also been handling the time tables of classes I to XII from 2007 onwards. From 2011 to 2015, Ms Mann served the school as CCE Coordinator. During this time she was appointed as Deputy Superintendent for conducting CTET and JEE Exams. She was inducted into the school core team in 2008. The year 2010 saw Ms Mann accompany a group of students from Spring Dales to NASA Space Centre for a week-long program.
She was conferred the 'Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan Award for Excellence' twice in 1999 and 2006 for total Loyalty and devotion to the teaching profession, by Spring Dale Educational Society. The Sahodaya Schools Complex conferred the ‘Best Teacher Award’ on Ms Mann in 2013 in appreciation of her dedication and outstanding contributions to the teaching profession.
As she believes in keeping herself updated about developments in the field of education, she has attended a number of workshops. These include, the mathematics workshop organized by Oxford University Press at DAV school Lawrence road in 2003, workshop on Lab Manual in mathematics organized by Kundan Vidya Mandir , Ludhiana in 2005, mathematics Workshop organized by Goyal Brothers Prakashan Educational brothers, New Delhi, at DAV Public School Lawrence Road in 2005.
She attended a seminar on ‘Corporal Punishment’ in 2006 at DAV Public school under Sahodya Schools' complex Amritsar, an in-service Teachers Training programme on mathematics at DAV Public School Amritsar, a workshop on Multiple intelligence by Ms Margaret Warner in 2007 and 2009 at Spring Blossoms and Spring Dale Senior school .
Ms Mann also attended an in-service Teachers Training Programme on mathematics Lab organized by CBSE at New Delhi in 2006, a workshop on TQM by Mr Sendhil from CII in 2007 at Spring Dale Senior School Amritsar, a Teachers Training Program by NIIT, Delhi, in 2008, a two-day workshop on handling discipline ‘Discipline with the Brain in Mind’ by Ms Vicki Hannah Lein, a US based counselor at Doon School Dehradoon in 2008, besides an in-service Teachers Training Programme on CCE by Ms Sadhna Parashar in March 2010 at Spring Dale Senior School, Amritsar.
She also attended the Capacity Building Programme on Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation conducted by NIIT on November 14, 2013, a Capacity Building Programme o Life Skils: Thinking Skills, Social Skills, Emotional Skills on September 10, 2014, Effective Mathematics Teaching by Dr Hukum Singh on September 26, 2015, besides attending a workshop on classroom Management in January 2017.