Our team consists of teachers who are well qualified and experienced and who also undergo rigorous training and mentoring from our in house teacher trainers and mentors. In addition, administrators, accountants, maintenance staff and many others are also part of our team. If you would like to work with us in any capacity, send us an email with your CV at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you soon.
FOUNDER DIRECTOR & SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
Ruchi has a firm belief in alternate ways of teaching and learning. Over the course of her 25 year long career in education, she has had the opportunity to set up several schools and preschools in Mumbai, including Gopal’s Garden and The Big Umbrella. She has also worked for The American School of Mumbai and Krishna Avanti School.
A parent at Kalpa Vriksha who sees value in an inclusive, joyful and experiential way of learning. Her professional experience pans Advertising to running a branch of an NGO. She has volunteered for cancer palliative care and suicide prevention.
CORE TEAM MEMBER
Veena Krishnan is a post graduate in Child Psychology and has specialised in Early Child Education. She has over 25 years of teaching experience in schools all over the country and outside India. She helps in developing curriculum, for pre-primary & primary classes, training teachers in teaching methodologies and has co-authored books on the same.
VICE PRINCIPAL & CORE TEAM MEMBER
Sonali Sathye, a seasoned educator with 20 years of experience, teaches Maths, Hindi, and Home Science to Std 1-10 students. She contributes to curriculum development and implementation in client schools, conducts teacher training workshops, and has designed a specialized Life Skills Curriculum for special needs students.
CORE TEAM MEMBER
With a strong background in Government and Zilla Parishad related work, Anjali Inamdar has been actively involved in various projects, including the supervision of Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. Additionally, she brings 30 years of experience as a dedicated Marathi teacher at our school.
HEAD OF SPECIAL NEEDS
Vrushali Salaskar brings 35 years of teaching experience in teaching Marathi, Sanskrit, Hindi, Maths, Science, and Home Science. She coordinates programs for special educational needs students, contributes to curriculum design, teacher training, and implements innovative teaching methods. Vrushali is also the founder coordinator of Zhep Remedial Centre, providing valuable educational support services.
HEAD OF ADMIN & MENTOR
Ritu Agarwal, plays a vital role in establishing and optimising efficient administrative systems for the seamless functioning of our school. With her strong leadership skills, Ritu fosters a positive and organised environment, contributing to the overall success of the institution.
HEAD OF COORDINATORS TEAM & MENTOR
Shruti Shukla, initially a software engineer, joined our team as a Math and Science teacher and has since grown to become the Coordinator for Academics. With a strong foundation in software engineering, Shruti brings a unique perspective to her role, ensuring academic excellence and coordination.
Dr Ashok Parmar
Dr Ashok Parmar is an innovative leader, results-driven manager, and dedicated trainer. With expertise in holistic clinical and business management, he upholds high standards of personal and professional performance. He contribute as a management consultant in India and offers individual and family counselling services.
CA Shailendra Pawar
CA Shailendra Pawar, is an experienced and accomplished professional in the field of accounting. As the founder and CEO of a thriving company, he has demonstrated a track record of success in wealth management accounts and audits, he provides guidance and support to 25 companies.
CA Nilesh Deshmukh
CA Nilesh Deshmukh, is an experienced and accomplished professional in the field of accounting. As the founder and CEO of a thriving company, he has demonstrated a track record of success in wealth management accounts and audits, he provides guidance and support to 25 companies.
Adv Ojas Deolankar
Adv Ojas Deolankar is a proficient lawyer specializing in intellectual property, trust laws, corporate laws, civil matters, and commercial drafting. With a background in BSM EMS, BMCC, and DES LAW, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his practice.
Dr Sanjay Singh
Dr Sanjay Singh is an educationist and philosopher who has started many schools of his own, the most recent of which is the Innovative World School in Chikhali, Pune. He is widely published with a patent to his own name in addition to which he is also a faculty and Phd mentor at the Savitribai Phule Pune University.
LEADERSHIP TAINER & MENTOR
With over 2 decades of experience in holistic growth and development with families and individuals, Govind Dada adds a unique flavour to our school's leadership program, conducting inspirational sessions for both students and our team, drawing from his deep study of alternative education systems and Vedic perspectives on learning.
SCC MODERATOR FOR ENGLISH & SST
Neeta Naik is an experienced educator with a strong track record of success. With over 20 years of teaching experience, she has successfully guided numerous batches of students towards achieving their goals in SSC CBSE and ICSE exams. Neeta's dedication and expertise make her a trusted mentor in the field of education.
B.TECH ENGINEER & ADVISOR
Mr Kulkarni, a former engineer, is not only a faculty at prestigious tutoring classes in Mumbai but is also a guest lecturer in two schools. He excels in guiding students to crack board exams with his valuable tips. Vinayak's passion for education drives him to help students overcome challenges and achieve academic success.
Seema Ramchandani, an experienced educator with a Master of Education in English Language, seamlessly merges her teaching passion and professional singing expertise to infuse music into learning. She does sessions with students and teachers alike to merge music into other learning.
NATURALIST & WILDLIFE ENTHUSIAST
Partner at Sharvik Integra, Pune and owner of Ficus Conservation Initiatives, Vikram Gupchup is an avid naturalist who teaches outdoor and nature related classes at our school. He has also been spearheading our school's forest garden initiative with his experience and insight.
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