With over 19 years of professional experience, Arshiya Afsar, Founder & Ex-Director of Iris Group of Schools, Sakalya Academy, Bachpan – A Play School, Academic Heights Public School, Founder & Director of newly formed companies The Purple Elephant Pvt Ltd, Artha Creative Services, E9 Knowsol Private Limited & Learn2Lead Pvt Ltd, has completed her education abroad and thus has an excellent comparative analysis of the education paradox of the different education systems of the world. She has designed effective curriculums, that have been a fantastic mix of different teaching methodologies, real-world situations, creative and innovative learning techniques.
A marketing and training expert, she has worked for many top brands in India, including a project with Shri Chandrababu Naidu, trained Hyderabad City Police, She Teams, Bharosa Centre, Hyderabad Traffic Police etc. After being the Head of Training at a prestigious International Bank – HSBC, she groomed herself with in depth knowledge of the Indian Education system and has since then conducted many training sessions for school leaders, principals, teachers, parents, children and support staff all over India – both in the top CBSE, ICSE schools and business schools like BVB Public School, Johnson Grammar School, Royal Global School Guwahati, ISB, Muffakham Jah College, IIPM etc.
She has been a part of prestigious panel discussions like the National Education Congress, Franchise India, Early Childhood Association etc. She also does voluntary training sessions for the less fortunate like the Devnar School for the Blind, Ananda Marga Children’s home etc. From the right pedagogy, phonics training, classroom management, innovative teaching methods to critical support staff training, parent workshops, children motivational workshops, she seems to have done it all.
She has been instrumental in leading her schools to be amongst the top schools in India consecutively for over 10 years. Having founded, owned and managed schools with her
passion and enthusiasm, she has been quite a favourite with her staff as well. Understanding the needs of children, coupling this understanding with innovative and fun methods of teaching to achieve a holistic development of children, has always been her priority. She heads the very crucial Marketing, Training, Academics, Operations and Support departments in her companies. With her keen observational skills and experience with various aspects of the Education Business, she has dedicated herself to making a difference in the Indian Education system. Her entrepreneurial skills, with expert knowledge on how to set up various businesses and manage finances, has made her the first choice for budding entrepreneurs and business who want to expand or franchise.
With her brand iris florets, she with her team has achieved a record breaking 150+ schools all over India, with numerable national and international awards. This is testimony that Arshiya and her teams have something unique and interesting to offer to the field of Education. Once you see her schools, you will realize that they all are unique and customized to suit every developmental need of children.
She is well-known for her infectious energy, ever-smiling face and ‘will always be there for you’ attitude. She is a friend for life for all her clients and associates. She truly deserved the award for the
‘Education Entrepreneur of the year- India 2015’ and ‘The Business Woman of the year.’ She is currently serving as the Territory Head, Telangana & Andhra Pradesh, Early Childhood Association.
- Co-Founder & Director, Learn2Lead
- Territory Head, Telengana & Andhra Pradesh, ECA India