Mr. Sundaram K Thirukkurungudi - Assistant Principal

Mr. T
  • Mr. Thirukkurungudi – known commonly as Mr. T - has joined the Lightridge administrative after serving in the Academies of Loudoun and Academy of Science for 13 years as an Equity Lead, CLT leader, and PTSA secretary, in addition to mentoring engineering research and teaching multivariable calculus and integrated science. His earlier leadership engagements include being AVP and training manager in the educational and technology vertical in the USA, senior housemaster of a large private school in Dubai, and building a rural technical school from scratch in India.

    He is a lifelong learner. He has a master’s degree in physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, a master’s degree in Educational Technology from Walden University, a graduate Certificate in Educational Supervision from Rutgers University, and an Educational Specialist degree from Old Dominion University. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree at Walden University. He was a junior research fellow at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, before he ventured into the field of education. He has spent many summers as a research intern in government research institutions and universities. Education is his passion, and he considers challenges as opportunities for growth.

    He loves mentoring high school students in research, running, hiking, and cycling. He has coached boxing, cross country, soccer, and cricket. As a coach, he led the mid-Atlantic under-15 cricket team to the nationals. He also served as the athletic manager of a large private school in Dubai. In his younger days, what started as a hobby led to him becoming a professional in production and stage management in English theatre in India. He loves music of pretty much any genre and plays multiple Indian classical percussion instruments.

Last Modified on September 1, 2023