We came from humble backgrounds and upbringings. My grandmother was a teacher so my family always wanted to be in the education space as a means to make a difference in student lives with an impactful learning experience. Today, as the Managing Director of Canadian International School, Bengaluru, I am proud of what we have been able to achieve as a school. We were the first school in Bengaluru to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). In 2016, to celebrate our 20th anniversary, we became the first school in India to operate solely on solar power. In 2017, CIS was the first school in India to be recognised as an Apple Distinguished School. These are just a few of the many benchmarks that we have achieved over the years that support our learners to be nurtured, challenged, and empowered.