B. S. VALSALA NAIR is a veteran teacher, having acquired forty years of experience in teaching and administration. Teaching is her passion. She has been awarded the ‘Best Teacher Award’ in 2008 by the Ministry of HRD, New Delhi. She retired as the principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. She resides in Thiruvananthapuram with her family.