Ms. Peggy Sood is an American who has made her home in India, married into an Indian family for over 50 years. In addition to teaching Middle School English and Social Studies at the Shreyas School, Ahmedabad, for 1.5 years, she taught lower primary classes in New Delhi at the British School for 3 years and then for 13 years at the American Embassy School, New Delhi.
She then served as Vice Principal for the Elementary School there for 18 years Since her retirement 5 years ago, she has been an educational consultant for schools in Delhi, Jaipur, Bangalore and Mumbai. Her special area is literacy for which she creates curricular outlines, phonics programs and lesson plans to support innovation and expansion of learning opportunities. Her workshops for teachers include strategies for teaching reading and writing and classroom management.
She also conducts workshops for parents on reading and the role of play in a child’s development. Ms. Sood holds a B.Sc. in Education from the State University of New York, cum laude, an M.A. in Indian History from the American University, Washington, D.C. and an M. Ed. in Supervision and Administration from the University of Maryland, USA.
She has worked in journalism (Newsweek, N.Y.), on social research with the Educational Resources Centre, New Delhi, and co-written some books on Indian military history. Her passion remains teaching and learning and she views the classroom as the window on the future of the nation.