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Leadership Team

Shubadra Shenoy​

Principal

Shubadra believes that life is an exploration and we create an opportunity for one self and others by being a continuous learner. She has over 27 years of leadership experience and has worked with prestigious schools in and outside Mumbai. The schools received many accolades under her leadership and have showcased some exemplary work from all stakeholders. She was an ambassador with British Council and is a lead assessor with Adhyayan. Her forte lies in building capacities in leadership for every stakeholder but she enjoys working most with student leaders helping hem become important decision makers in the school.

Namita Talreja

Head of Department – EYP & Primary​

Namita has over 15 years of experience of working as a Senior Leader. Her journey reflects pure dedication and determination to excel from being a teacher to lead a school in the capacity of a Vice Principal. She is passionate about working with the young minds and is regularly reviewing the curriculum to incorporate the latest pedagogy. Namita is a lead assessor with Adhyayan and is also into teacher training.




 

Facilitators

Priti Bheda

Facilitator in Primary Department

Priti is a Post Graduate in Commerce. She had done her ECCED in 2006 and B.Ed more recently in 2018, living up to growing as an educator and a lifelong learner. She has 12 years of experience in the Pre-Primary and Primary departments including the experience of heading these sections for 5 years. She was born and brought up in the south of India and loves traveling, reading, cooking for friends, and connecting with children.

 

 

Poonam Shah

Facilitator in Primary Department

Poonam is a passionate educationist who believes that education has the power to transform lives and impact students’ well-being. She is an ECCE qualified teacher from Shiksha, has 9 years of experience in teaching including administration of Pre-Primary department. She was also the Head of the Pre-primary Department in 2017 for a renowned school in Mumbai and worked with all stakeholders to create quality education for the department and the school. Currently, she is pursuing her B. Ed degree.

Smita Golia

Facilitator in EYP Department

Smita is BSc, ECCE qualified teacher from Shiksha and a graphic designer. She has been instrumental in various creative projects which inspired students urging them to perform to their fullest potential. She takes pleasure in regularly engaging in volunteer work with marginalized communities. She is a new entrant to the teaching profession and pursues to be a learner.

 

 

 

 

Aditi Mehta

Facilitator in EYP Department

Aditi has pursued her PG Diploma in ECCE from SIES Institute of Comprehensive Education. Prior to this, she has graduated in law and practiced as a lawyer in the media and entertainment industry.
Aditi is an avid reader and an art and craft enthusiast and believes that learning is truly ageless.

 

 

 

 

 

Kyra Melwani

Facilitator in EYP Department

Kyra, an ECCE qualified teacher from Sophia Polytechnic with experience of 16 years of teaching learners between the ages group of 3 to 6 years. She has completed Diploma courses in Phonics and Learning disabilities. She has worked with differently-abled children and children with special needs. An enthusiastic and caring educator who believes that all children can learn and thrive in an environment that is stimulating and appropriate to children’s abilities.

Pradyna Hiwalkar

Hindi & Marathi Facilitator

Pradnya is a commerce student and has a diploma in Deled (Diploma in Elementary Education). Her expertise lies in Marathi and Hindi languages. She has a passion towards craft. She works towards empowering learners to become confident in literacy skills. She is a patient listener and gives the learners ample scope to interact with each other.

 

 

 

Shraddha Goyal

Art Facilitator & Resource Coordinator

 

Shraddha has completed her teacher training and a Diploma in Applied Art from Sophia Polytechnic. She started her career as an artist and designer at Pratham Ideas to becoming a class teacher in Primary department at a renowned school in Mumbai. She extended her learning by being a class teacher for the Middle School for 2 years. Her passion for art and design got her freelance and work as a trainer and illustrator. She continues to explore her hobbies in music, travelling and reading. Currently she is also writing children stories and poetry. She truly believes that to be a teacher is the greatest blessing.

Archana Basu

Dance Facilitator

 

Archana is the founder director of Sanyuktam Arts Foundation, an organisation dedicated to the promotion and perpetuation of Indian performing Arts. Under the tutelage of one of the foremost exponents of Guru Smt Debi Basu, she is an established Odissi dancer. She believes music and movement help develop a strong foundation for a child which reflects positively in all aspects of life. Besides dancing she enjoys eating South Indian food and taking care of plants.

 

 

 

 

 

Partnership

Jameel Khan

Sports Facilitator

 

Jameel started Action Sports in 2014, with an aim to help children to stay Healthy and Fit. “AS” runs Physical Education program in various schools in Mumbai. They also train children to become future athletes and win medals in District, State and National Level competitions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaee Manerkar

Music Facilitator

 

Jaee is a fresh-sounding composer and songwriter with piano as her primary instrument. Educated in some of the best conservatories in Amsterdam and London for the last 2.5 years, Jaee holds an Associate Diploma in Music Theory and a Grade 7 certificate in piano performance from the Trinity College of Music, London. She is also currently receiving training in Hindustani classical vocals. She has the ability to connect with pupils of all ages and backgrounds. Her engaging, creative and open-minded teaching style has often been praised by her students. She is connected with the True School of Music, our music partner organisation.

Prerna Bagaria

Makers’ Chamber Facilitator

 

Prerna is the founder of the organization Mann Mela. She is known for her curious and creative sessions. She facilitates her sessions with interactions and theatrical performances. Her comfort in working with the young audience is a treat to the eye. In her sessions learners are seen exploring play-safe materials like clay, paper, paint, cloth and so on. The activities nurture the learners’ observation, thoughts and expressions. When playing with materials she gives more importance to the process than to creations.

 

 

 

Support System

Our strong support system led by

Karishma Mehta

Office Coordinator

Reshma More

Lift Attendant

Vimla Janganul

Class Helper

Mary Santosh

Helper

Ratana Shinde

Helper

Vaishali Pawar

Class Helper

Ronald Eliya

Peon

Committees