Leadership Team

Ruchira Ghosh


Ruchira Ghosh, brings with her, a wealth of experience & understanding of international education from her previous associations with the Cambridge Assessment International Education and the British Council.

Apart from holding a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and graduating in Sociology from Delhi University, Ruchira also holds another Master’s degree from the prestigious University of Cambridge.

Prior to her association with Sancta Maria, she has served as the Regional Director (South Asia) for the Cambridge International Board for a period over five years. She holds a rich experience of over two decades in the school sector and has an in-depth understanding of educational programmes, content development, marketing & communications, and relationship management.

As the Regional Director for South Asia, Ruchira has led the strategic expansion & strengthening of Cambridge programmes and qualifications in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal & Afghanistan. During which, she doubled the number of Cambridge schools in the region, making Cambridge a preferred choice for international education for schools & parents. Her former experience, involves working with British Council in India for close to twelve years journeying through various roles including that of Country Manager for UKaid-funded Global School Partnerships Programme and then as the Head of Business Development (Schools).

Pranav C Sharma

Head – Administration

A corporate professional with over two decades of progressive experience in Corporate Engagement & Operations Management, Pranav has worked across diverse industry sectors such as Education & Training, Talent Search & Recruitment, and also Financial Services. He has extensive experience in managing infrastructure and operations with organizations such as the Bajaj Capital Group, Indian Institute of Skill Development, IRIS Corp., HDFC and NIIT to name a few. In the past, he has successfully set-up and managed a multi-location training project for a leading automobile manufacturer. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology.

At Sancta Maria, he shoulders the responsibility of managing the end-to-end administrative functions that ensure the seamless flow and operation of our prestigious institution.

Sailaja Chaganti

Divisional Head – Early Years

A passionate teacher with over a decade’s experience in the field of education, Sailaja Chaganti is currently the Head of  Early Years Programme at Sancta Maria International School, Hyderabad.

A Master of Science graduate from Andhra University and a Diploma holder in Pre-Primary Teacher Training. Her unwavering spirit of learning has also led her to pursue an International Diploma in Educational Leadership, Administration & Management.

Journeying through her career, Sailaja has played various roles including that of a Co-Teacher, Class Teacher, Grade Level Coordinator and Deputy Head in some of the best schools in Hyderabad.

Trust and transparency are her core strengths and she is extremely passionate about her work ethics. She firmly believes in a win-win formula thereby creating a healthy environment for students, parents and teachers alike. Being a travel and culture enthusiast, she has been several countries and possesses knowledge of various cultures around the world.

Rakhi Karnik

Divisional Head – Primary School

With over 15+ years of industry experience, Rakhi Karnik currently is a Language Art teacher for Primary grades and Head of the primary section at the Sancta Maria International School, Hyderabad.

A Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) graduate from the Mumbai University, Rakhi has played various roles in many industries varying from manufacturing to communications industry, journalism, Public Relations agencies to educational institutions. In addition, she attended Business Management courses at the University of California, Los Angeles’s (UCLA) Anderson School of Business Management.

Rakhi has a growth mindset. She is pragmatic, proactive, open & respectful, takes on big challenges, progressive, task oriented, and is a patient listener etc. She is determined to realise her professional goal of delivering the highest quality of teaching experience in the primary education, to her students. The great feedback provided by parents of her students, is a testimony to her work.

Rakhi is zealous about exercising in the gym and practices ‘Ashtang Yoga’. Being adventurous in nature,  she is also passionate about Wildlife.

Vaishali Nagakishore Ramoju

Divisional Head – Middle School

With seventeen years of experience in education, Vaishali is currently serving as the Head of Middle School and as a Math Teacher in High School at Sancta Maria International School, Hyderabad.

A Master of Electronics Engineering graduate from Nagpur University, she has taught subjects such as Physics, Mathematics and Electronics to High School students.

She has an extensive experience of over twelve years, of being associated with various institutions including, American School of Alexandria, Egypt, Sharada Pre-University College, Mangalore, and Emerald Heights International School.
Having taught under a broad spectrum of curricula such as Cambridge Curriculum, American Common Core, Karnataka Board and CBSE, she is extremely versatile and adaptable in her approach. Besides being an avid traveller, she has an ardent spirit to inspire young minds.

Venkateswara Rao. Parvatam

Divisional Head – Senior School

An accomplished research scholar with fifteen years of academic expertise, Venkateswara is currently the Head of High School and a high school Math Teacher at Sancta Maria International School, Hyderabad.

He comes with a plethora of academic credentials including a Masters in Pure Mathematics from Andhra University, a Masters in Applied Mathematics, a Masters in Philosophy and a M. Phil in Neural & Cognitive Sciences from the University of Hyderabad.

Venkateswara has served in multiple roles including that of a High School Mentor, CIE Coordinator, Head—Middle School, Head of Department, Teacher in various curricula and Teaching Assistant at the University of Hyderabad.

He is known for deploying unique teaching strategies. His flexible approach to teaching and learning helps students gain that extra edge in a fun & fascinating environment.