Aparna Achanta has been teaching the IB Diploma Program in Biology and theory of knowledge. Her teaching philosophy is focussing on competency building than grades in students and this belief has been shaped by being a part of the leadership retreats conducted in the school for teacher development. She has worked in various capacities as the Head of School, IB Diploma Coordinator and Head of the Department Biology at IISB. She had a rare mix of teaching, research and corporate experience before joining IISB. This has helped her to lead the team to design and develop an innovative curriculum which can mould the students into lifelong learners with innovative mindset and become future ready.