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Skand Bali
Skand Bali Head of School

Head of School's Message

Adani International School

Mr. Skand Bali has been involved in education since year 2000. He is currently working as the Head of School at Adani International School, Ahmedabad. Mr. Skand Bali has previously served for 4 years as the Principal of The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet, served as the Principal of GD Goenka World School, Gurugram, served for 12 years at the Doon School Dehradun and 5 years at the Army Public School Dagshai.

Mr. Bali is a highly regarded as an effective school educator with an illustrious career in some of the premier institutes of the country. While serving as the Housemaster of Tata House at the Doon School, Dehradun, he was dynamically invested and instrumental in leading his house to the top position in the school both in academics and extra-curricular activities.

During his years of service, Mr. Bali has accumulated a number of awards and achievements bearing his name. He has been the recipient of two long service awards, three Triennial service awards, two IAYP India recognition awards. Progressive Principal Award, Iconic Principal Changing the World Award, Ideal Principal Award, Outstanding School leader Award, Principal of the Year Award, Youngest Principal Award, Educational Reformer Award, Nation Builder Award, Acharya Devo Bhava Award, Leader for Change Award, Top 50 Emerging Indian Icon Award, Outstanding leadership Principal of the Year Award, Future 50 Leaders Shaping Success Award and Best Principal of the Year Award 2020.

Mr. Bali is also an accomplished writer having authored several textbooks in his field of interest, Geography.

Being an effective educational leader requires a complex set of knowledge, skills, and qualities. Mr. Bali is adept at all! He is a progressive leader who believes that inclusion, integrity and insight are keys to good administration. He is a firm believer in the infinite potential of the young minds he mentors and adheres to the principle that education is incomplete without incorporating core values within the system. He believes in

  • Doing the best for his students by providing an inclusive and nurturing environment
  • Building collaborative partnerships between students, teachers, parents and community based on respect and mutual understanding
  • Transparency and encouraging investment of all stakeholders in decision making.

Mr. Bali possesses a clear vision and a strong sense of purpose. He is a self-driven leader with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. As a person who believes in empowering those around him, Mr. Bali is incapable of promoting something that he himself does not wholeheartedly believe. He has a passion for discovering unique and compelling ways in which he can improve his environment and himself.

Mr. Bali is happily married to his talented wife, Shivani, and they are blessed with an affectionate son, aptly named, Prem.