Dr. Sudha Govindswamy (Sunder), Executive Director, Teacher Leaders International, is an Affiliate Consultant for the Council of International Schools (CIS), and an Associate Consultant at KDSL Global. In her career in international education spanning over 18 years, she has taught from Grade two to Grade 12 and has also served in various leadership capacities in furthering curriculum and instruction.

As a certified concept-based curriculum consultant from Dr. Lynn Erickson Institute, Whitefish, Montana, Dr. Sunder works in supporting schools unpack the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), focusing on the conceptual shift classroom teachers need to understand, while implementing STEM best practices with intellectual rigor and integrity.

Dr. Sunder has been engaged in this work with the KDSL Global team in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. In addition, she has worked in seven other countries. Commissioned by the International Baccalaureate (IB) and in collaboration with Achieve, Dr. Sunder has recently published the Relationship Study Report between the NGSS and the IB. She serves as a curriculum reviewer for the IB, is an Apple Distinguished Educator and is a SMART Exemplary Educator. Sudha earned her PG in the United Kingdom, her Master’s degree in India and her doctorate in the United Kingdom.