MR. NISSANKA MARAPANAPrincipal, SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE KANDY
Mr. Nissanka Marapana counts over 25 years of experience in teaching and Educational Administration. Prior to joining Springfield College, he served as the Principal of Regent International College , Gampaha for over 05 years and under his leadership Regent International College was developed into a fully fledged International School gaining recognition in both academic and co-curricular activities.
Mr. Marapana holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Peradeniya and Masters Degree in Linguistics from University of Kelaniya. He has also obtained the National Diploma in Teaching awarded by National Institute of Education in Sri Lanka. He was appointed the Principal of Springfield College – Kandy in June 2014.
MRS. MARIAN CHERYL PRIYANTHI COORAYPrincipal, SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE COLOMBO
Mrs. Marian Cheryl Priyanthi Cooray entered the University of Colombo in 1973 and read for a Special Degree in Zoology with Chemistry as a subsidiary subject in 1977. She began her Primary education at Sacred Heart Convent Galle and continued at Good Shepherd Convents Kandy and Kotahena. In 1965 she moved to Colombo and joined the middle school of St. Bridget’s Convent, Colombo 07. To pursue Science education in the Sinhala medium, she moved to grade nine of Devi Balika Vidyalaya and entered the Science Faculty of the University of Colombo in February 1973. She graduated in August 1977 and worked as a Demonstrator in Zoology for one academic year, after which she took a break of six years to spend time with her family.
In October 1984 she joined Bishops College, Colombo as a substitute teacher for a friend who was travelling overseas. This was a life changing experience for her as she was offered a permanent post as an Advanced level Zoology teacher. She taught Science and Health science in middle school and was the Interact advisor for fifteen years. After eighteen years service she was appointed the Vice Principal in 2002, a post she held till her retirement in December 2013. During her eleven years as Vice Principal, she worked with and was trained by three dynamic Principals.
She joined Gateway College Rajagiriya as a Deputy Principal (Pastoral Care) in June 2014, and she taught Biology and Human Biology for IGCSE and Biology for Advanced Level (Edexcel).
She was offered the post of Principal, Springfield College by the Chairman Dr. Harsha Alles and she accepted the responsibilities from the 1 st of June, 2017.
In her capacity as Principal of Springfield College which is a new school established in January 2017 she hopes to uplift the academic standards and work on improving facilities for extracurricular and co-curricular activities to enable holistic development of the students.
She hopes that students acquire the necessary skills to face the challenges that lie ahead and leave school as confident smart individuals who will be an asset to their motherland. With her thirty three years experience in the field of teaching, she is convinced of the fact that professional development and empowerment of teachers is a prerequisite for what she hopes to achieve and will encourage them wholeheartedly to equip themselves further and go that extra mile for the students in their care.