Phuntsho Dolma, PhD, is currently a teacher educator, mainly in educating student teachers mathematically. She has been always leading in educating student teachers with her full dedication and had been the first ever educator completing both masters and PhD in mathematics education in the history of Bhutanese education system. She started to teach in June 1989. Since then she has written and assessed courses, taught higher secondary school students, undergraduate and postgraduate students, trained school teachers, and supervised undergraduate and masters theses. In 2009, she was appointed by the Royal Civil Service Commission as the Dean of Student Affairs, first of the kind in the history of Paro College of Education.
Between 1989 and 1994 she was school mathematics teacher (one of the first female mathematics teachers in the history of Bhutanese education system) and Assistant Principal (appointed by the Royal Civil Service Commission in 1992) at Mongar Secondary School.
Beside her normal teaching job as mathematics teacher, she was heavily involved in multi-task forces such as librarian, hostel provost, homescience coordinator and assisting the school principal. Her noble contribution to the school could reach to the higher authorities (including His Majesty and Her Majesties) and as a reward, she received a scholarship to complete Advanced Diploma in Mathematics Education from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom (1993-1994).
Further, her contribution as a homescience coordinator and hostel provost to the school was mentioned in National Education Policy (Early 1990s) as a role model to the rest of the schools and teachers in terms of guiding students towards being self-sufficient citizen of the nation.
Beside her numerous duties in Mongar High School, she has also served as cashier to National Women Association of Bhutan under Mongar Dzongkhag and could contribute her service in sponsoring several batches of orphan children to schools (PP – X). She is living to see those orphan children doing well in their life and serving the country with outmost dedication.
In July 1994, upon completion of her Advance Diploma in Mathematics Education from the university of Leeds, UK, she was hand picked and transferred to Teacher Training College as lecturer in mathematics (the first ever mathematics lecturer in the history). In her teaching and leadership (Dean of Student Affairs) roles, she has contributed and nurtured the development of several teaching and learning courses and manuals, mainly related to educating students mathematically that emphasize rigor, relevance and real-world competencies through teacher education. She is currently the Chair of Primary Board of Evaluation (PBE), PCE’s B.Ed. Programme and a member of Bachelor of Education Programme (Primary).