Khandu Dorji

Professional biography

An experienced teacher and education leader, Ms. Khandu Dorji has around 20 years of experience in direct hands-on teaching, development of curriculum, leadership of in-service professional development programs for teachers and direct teaching of future education leaders. Ms. Khandu possesses extensive knowledge in education and pedagogy, technical skills in teaching improvement, professional development and research.  Ms. Khandu worked as Research Officer with the Royal Council of Education, has developed in service professional development programs, written policy and procedures for the functioning of the centenary teacher institute, facilitated in-service professional development programs for the teachers and contributed in hosting conferences and research projects.  As a Teacher and later Vice Principal of Jigme Namgyal Lower Secondary School, Thimphu, she led and managed the overall school academic and co-curricular activities, curriculum implementation, monitoring and evaluation and established necessary support services for teachers at the school and district levels. She has also trained and facilitated numerous scouting training and leadership programs. As school counsellor she initiated programs and conducted youth leadership training, peer counsellors training and other life skills programs.  Ms. Khandu is currently a Lecturer with the College of Education, Paro, Royal University of Bhutan. She holds a Master of Education from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada and a Bachelor of Education from Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan. She also holds a Diploma in Counselling from the National council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi. She is also a certified counsellor by the National Board of Counselling Certificate, USA (NBCC ) and Bhutan Board of Counsellor BBCC.