Mrs. Sheila Alexander will be retiring as Principal of GSIS after an illustrious 37-year career.

After an illustrious tenure of 37 years at GSIS, our dear Principal, Mrs. Sheila Alexander, will be retiring at the end of the AY 2022-23.

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that our dear Principal, Mrs. Sheila Alexander will be retiring at the end of the current academic year (2022-23), after a remarkable tenure of 37 years at GSIS. Her exceptional leadership and unwavering dedication have made a lasting impact on our school, and we will cherish her contributions forever. As she embarks on the next phase of her life, we wish her good health, joy, and contentment.

Sheila-ma’am began her journey with us as a Biology teacher at GSPS and over the years has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility, culminating in her appointment as the Principal in 2020. Throughout her tenure, Sheila-ma’am has been a pillar of strength for all of us. Her unwavering dedication to the growth and development of our school has been truly inspiring. When she took on the role of Principal, she did so with a clear vision and unwavering commitment to lead us and guide us through a period of great uncertainty and change.

Sheila-ma’am’s contributions to our school are immeasurable. Under her inspirational leadership, GSIS has grown and thrived, with a strong focus on academic excellence, holistic education, and community development. Her perseverance, constant support, dedication, and incredible passion for students have made an indelible impact on the school and will be remembered for years to come. Her strong guidance and mentorship have made a significant difference in the lives of teachers and students of GSIS, contributing to their learning, personal development, and professional success.

I speak for Sara, my mother, and myself when I say that we are immensely grateful to Sheila-ma’am for her leadership, guidance, and unrelenting resolve to steer the school forward,” said Jacob Thomas, President, GSIS. “Sara and I are especially grateful for her support and guidance as we transitioned to our new lives in Ooty. There aren’t enough words to express our gratitude.”

I cherish every moment of my remarkable journey filled with great learning experiences. My gratitude and appreciation goes to the management, students, staff, alumni, and the parents for their support and cooperation. I wish GSIS the very best, and I am confident that this ‘School of Different Thought’ will scale greater heights and will continue to stand tall in the field of education. God Bless GSIS.” said Mrs. Sheila Alexander, Principal, GSIS. 

On behalf of the entire GSIS community, we want to express our heartfelt thanks to Sheila-ma’am for her exceptional service to our school. We wish her all the best as she embarks on the next phase of her life. She has had a remarkable career that she should be incredibly proud of, and we will always be grateful for her leadership, guidance, and unwavering commitment to our school.