Academic Leadership Team
Mr. Lon W. McDaniel
Director & Principal (IB)
Mr. Lon W. McDaniel has extensive experience in setting up IB schools globally and in India. With an experience as an educator spanning more than 3 decades across continents, Lon has served as Principal of a renowned IB/IGCSE school in Delhi, the Amity Global School and Head of History (IB/IGCSE) at the prestigious Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai. A United States Army Veteran and a dual US & Swedish citizen, Lon has un-paralleled global experience and IB credentials.
As the Director and Principal of the IB Programme at WGS, Lon is the administrative and educational leader of the school, and is responsible for the management of policies, regulations, and procedures of all three IB programmes – PYP, MYP and DP in accordance with the mission of the school.
Mrs. Uma Mohandas
Principal (CBSE) & IB-Diploma Programme Coordinator
Mrs Uma Mohandas, Post Graduate in Psychology and Masters of Education brings with her 30 years of robust academic experience with the CBSE curriculum. Before joining WGS 10 months ago, Uma served as the Vice Principal of Nath Valley School, taking up all administrative duties of running the school.
As the Principal of the CBSE Programme at WGS, Uma is fully involved in the administration of academic, co-curricular and various developmental activities at the school. She also acts as the interface between the community and the institution.
Ms. Pramodini Gopalan
IB-Primary Years Programme Coordinator
Ms. Pramodini Gopalan, Post Graduate in Education from University of Nottingham has been an educator for more than 18 years working in India and overseas with curriculum ranging from CBSE to American and British, and the International Baccalaureate (IB) – the philosophy she best identifies with.
As the IB-Primary Years Programme (PYP) Coordinator at WGS, she will strategize and execute the development and implementation of the Primary Years Programme as per the Global standards of International Baccalaureate