Good Shepherd International School appoints Dr. Madhav Deo Saraswat as its New Principal and Director

Good Shepherd International School (GSIS) has recently announced the appointment of Dr. Madhav Deo Saraswat as its new Principal and Director. The school, which is situated amidst the scenic Nilgiris Hills in Ooty, is the only Indian school featured among the ‘Noteworthy Schools of Asia in 2023’ by Newsweek and ranked India’s No.1 international residential school in 2022-23. The appointment of Dr. Saraswat as the new Principal and Director is a significant milestone for the school.

Dr. Saraswat brings a wealth of expertise, with over three decades of experience in teaching, academic administration, team building, and community development programs. He has served as the CEO of the Sapkal Knowledge Hub and Founder-Principal of the Orchid International School in Nashik. Additionally, Dr. Saraswat spent 16 years as a teacher and housemaster at The Doon School (1989-2005) in Dehradun,  as the Principal at Scindia School, Gwalior ( 2015-2022) and most recently, as the Principal of Hyderabad Public School. 

At The Doon School, Dr. Saraswat led various curricular and extracurricular activities, initiating service projects, infrastructure development, and fostering inclusivity and compassion among students and staff. He is a proponent of ‘Leadership through Service’ and promotes a culture of excellence and meritocracy in all school activities. Dr. Saraswat holds a Postgraduate Degree in English, Hindi, and Sanskrit, and a Doctorate in Hindi Literature.

Dr. Saraswat will assume his role in July 2023, succeeding Mrs. Sheila Alexander, who has retired after 37 years of dedicated service. Jacob Thomas, President of GSIS, expressed enthusiasm about Dr. Saraswat’s appointment, stating, “We are thrilled and honored to welcome Dr. Saraswat to the GSIS family. His exceptional leadership in education and extensive experience in the Indian education industry will be invaluable to us. I am confident that his insights and expertise will propel us to new heights of success and growth.”