Our Team


SMD School is governed by Thrangu Rinpoche and his monastic leadership team. However, the daily operations of SMD’s main school are carried out by a small management team. Meet the key people who make it happen:

Acharya Wangchuk Tenzin
Principal, SMD School
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Niraj Chitrakar
Registrar, SMD School
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Lopen Palden Tashi
Nyerpa (Manager), SMD School
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Balkumari Gurung
Health Care Assistant, SMD School
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Lopen Tenzin Norbu Lama
Vice-Principal, SMD School
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Ambir Tamang
Secretary, SMD School
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Tashi Gyatso
Nyerpa (Manager), SMD School
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Shirley Blair
Director & Fundraiser, SMD School
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Munu Rana
Academic Head, SMD School
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Nelha Sangmo Lama
Health Care Assistant, SMD School
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