About the Author

Mrs. Meenal Arora is the Director of SHEMFORD & SHEMROCK Group of Schools, which operates and manages a chain of 425+ Preschools & Sr. Schools across the country.

A Doctoral Researcher in Education Leadership & Management from University of Nottingham, UK, Mrs. Arora is also a Management Post Graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce. A thoroughbred education professional, researcher & academician, she is also a well-known author who has co-authored several preschool books, papers and has also produced children’s audio CDs, many of which have sold more than lakh copies. An enthusiastic writer, Mrs. Meenal Arora contributes regularly to many leading newspapers and magazines on the subjects of education & parenting. As the Head of the School Curricular Division, Mrs. Arora’s responsibilities extend to designing, innovating and developing educational systems. She also heads the Training & Development department and has keen interest in systems development & branch support.

Under her dynamic leadership, the SHEMROCK Group of Preschools has grown from 20 branches in 2002 to 330+ branches in ndia and Abroad. Mrs. Arora has demonstrated her commitment to innovation in school curriculum by being the primary force behind the development of the ShemEduMaxTM system, which is implemented across all SHEMROCK & SHEMFORD Schools and is based on the latest research findings and changing needs.

SHEMFORD has established its presence through 95+ branches in 17 States across India. SHEMFORD is today one of the fastest growing 10+2 school chains in the country.

Mrs. Meenal Arora has been honoured with the coveted award of “The Women Entrepreneur of the Year 2008” by the Union Minister of State of Home Affairs. She was also acknowledged at the Parent Teacher Golden Jubilee National Award by the PTA of India, on January 10, 2010, for her sincere efforts to ensure quality and innovation in education and her ‘Contribution in the field of Parental Participation in School Education’. Under her guidance, SHEMFORD has received appreciation from Brands Academy, which acknowledged it as ‘The Most Promising Brand in North India 2011’. Business Sphere Magazine also recognized her outstanding management and honored her with ‘Excellence in School Management’ Award, at their 9th Annual Awards Function, recently.