About the Principal

Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates.
Equipped with a rich experience in the field of education, Ms. Karuna Verma is the Principal of SAM International SchoolDwarka, New Delhi. Her brilliant professional journey distinctly stands out, as she is the proud recipient of the State Teacher’s Award (By Delhi Govt.) in 2009 and Best Principal Award in 2020.
Among several others, she is also the recipient of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Memorial AwardManav Kalyan SammanPeace, Mercy and Tolerance AwardTeachers’ Award, Federation of Public School, Awantika Kalyan Samman, Best Teacher Award by Bharat Vikas Parishad, Excellence in Teaching by Career Launcher and National Clean India Activity Principal Award 2018. She was bestowed with "Best Citizens of India Award" in 2019. For her fearless demeanor and her endless efforts for women empowerment, she was awarded with “Virangana Awards" in 2020. She was awarded with "Educational Leadership Award"in 2020 for steering her school towards successful "Online Learning Mode" during the pandemic.
Her profile showcases her 31 years plus of experience, the intensity/diversity of work, and achievements in different capacities, as Center Superintendent for many exams like AIEEE,AIPMT,CTET,CBSE Class X, XII BOARDS, etc…
She is a subject matter expert in Sociology, have given 100/100 in Sociology year after year in CBSE class 12 exams during her career as an educator and believe in team work and preparing futuristic educators. She is the most scrupulous leader & School Principal, as it is under her tutelage that every day thousands of minds are inspired and educated. She is indeed a true personification of leadership as she believes in assimilating a powerful value system in the students along with focusing on their academic and co-curricular excellence.
An ace administrator and a passionate educationist, she focuses not only on academic excellence but also on all-round development of her students. She is a team builder and enjoys working with all components of the school community - staff, students, and parents. For the overall development of the students, she has worked hard to open varied promenades for trailing perfection in talent areas, like Visual & Performing Arts, Sports & Games, and Life Skills, etc.
With a rich experience of more than three decades, she sets the bar of excellence very high and inspires everyone to strive for the same. With her experience at all levels of school - primary, middle, secondary & senior secondary, she alleviates educational pedagogy in all grades efficiently.
Working on her ardent Endeavour to provide students with the apex learning opportunities, she introduced certain club activities as a part of co-scholastic education. The following clubs were designed to cater to varied interests of the students;

  •  Ecom Club
  •  Quizzers
  •  Health and Wellness Committee
  •  Literary, Write up and Speaking Skills
  •  Dance & Music Club
  •  Science & Innovation
  •  Exam & Result Committee
  •  Admission & Withdrawal
  •  School Plant Maintenance
  •  School Discipline Committee
  •  Tobacco Committee
  •  Disaster Management Committee
  •  Curriculum Framework Committee
  •  POCSO Committee
  •  Complaint Redressal Committee 
She is a firm believer of ‘Learning for Life’ and keeps accumulating knowledge from certification courses, leadership programs, several training and workshops for teachers. Some of the activities carried out under her stewardship are;
SAM international school  hosted MUN in its premises from 27th June to 30th June .Model United Nations is a platform where students realize the gravity of discussing global issues and learning ways and means to solve them. With the initiative of  School Principal Ms. Karuna Verma , Greenlco Eco Foundation had organized this event for three days. United Nations Security Council, United Nations Environment Program and United Nations General Assembly were simulated with the agendas related to UNPKF, Toxic Emission and Humanitarian Aid respectively
Student Parliament
She introduced the concept of student parliament with an objective of teaching students about political parties, preparing manifestos, campaigning, holding elections, voting and counting of same, concept of the nominated members, opposition and its role.
Community Services
One thought triggers thousand ideas. The positive ideas have the power to transform the world into a better place. Developing socially responsible learners who reach out to community and share resources is what SAM takes pride in under her leadership.

  • Old Age Home Visits
  • NGO's
  • Distribution of Books to the helping staff.
  • Swacchta Pakhwara
  • Blood Donation Camps
  • Tree Plantation Drives
  • Distribution of free ration and clothes to the poor and homeless.
 Student Enrichment Programmes
Various Students Enrichment workshops were conducted her leadership;

  • Mental Health Day: Importance Of Mental Health
  • NTSE/ MVPP Webinar
  • University Admissions 2021 For XII
  • Webinar On “ Careers In The Field Of Law”
  • Virtual Career Counseling Session
  • Online Discussion On “ Transition From School To Universities During Covid-19”
  • Workshop on Studies in Foreign Universities
  • Exam Stress Management Workshop
  • Higher Studies in USA and Canada
  • Strategies for Board Exam
 Professional  Development Programmes
A glimpse of different Professional Development Programmes undertaken by our Respected Principal ma'am;

  • Principal’s Workshop By Next Education
  • Workshop - Integration Of Art And Culture By CBSE In Collaboration With Google
  • ‘Empowering The Learners From Rote Learning To Critical Thinking’
  • Significance Of Social Quotient (SQ), Emotional Quotient (EQ) And Intelligent Quotient (IQ)
  • Mathematics Lesson Plan And Design
  • “Early Childhood Care And Education”
  • ‘Lighted To Light’
  • ‘Role Of An Educator- Building Hope In Crisis’
  • Meeting With Staff Members
  • Formation Of Examination Committee For Tabulation Of Marks For Class X Board Exam 2021 Based On The Internal Assessments Conducted By School
  • Experiential Learning During Summer Vacation
  • Role Of An Educator
  • Online Workshop Was Held On ‘Design Thinking’
  • Online Workshop On Ai Integrated Multi Disciplinary Pedagogy
  • Workshop For The School Support Staff On The Occasion Of “No Tobacco Day”
  • Webinar On How To Teach Effectively With Digital And Technology
  • Webinar On Art Integrated Learning
  • Webinar On " Inclusion Of Soft Skills In English Language Teaching"
  • Webinar On Accounts Pedagogy
  • Workshop On "Enhancing Mathematical Thinking "
  • Workshop On “Essentials Of Lesson Plan In Science”
  • Workshop On “Introduction To Experiential Learning”
  • “Online Education For Children With Specific Learning Disabilities”
  • Workshop On “Anger Understanding And Handling”
  • Workshop On "Education In U.S.A"
  • Workshop On "Protection Of Children From Sexual Offences Act, 2012"
  • Workshop On Learning Is Finding Out What You Already Know
  • Workshop On Emerging Trends In Teaching
  • Workshop On Phonological Awareness Of Reading And Speaking Skills
  • Workshop On Role Of Body Language In Teaching
  • Workshop On Mapping The Success
  • Workshop On Translating Learning Into Skills
  • Workshop On Digital Education
  • Skills And You
  • Behavioral Issues (Students)
  • Emerging Grammar Techniques
  • Memorable Moments With Ruskin Bond
  • Workshop On Importance Of Preparing Blue Print And Marking Scheme
Workshops for school

  • Safety and Security Workshops
  • Girls Empowerment Workshops
  • Fire Drills at regular Intervals
  • Earthquake Drills
  • Tobacco free School Environment Workshop
SAM under her leadership has also received distinct awards: -

  • School Awards 2022 - Most Diverse Co-Scholastic  and Professional Development Activities
  • The Top CBSE School Award, 2018
  • School of Excellence Award 2018
  • High Performing School of 2018 Award
  • Eldrok India K-12 Award 2019
  • Distinguished Emerging School Of The Year Award – 2020
  • All India Swatch Bharat Competition (State & National level) 2020
 She is a passionate environmentalist and cleanliness crusader, who takes up the cause with zeal and leads students in her school to achieve their goals of being good human beings first and successful individuals later. A team player with strong interpersonal skills SAM International School is set to evolve further under her able guidance.

She has recently launched school's own indegineous book  "Integration of Arts in Pedagogy" on Children's Day."