“A lamp can never light another lamp unless it continues to burn in its own flame”- Rabindranath Tagore.
A teacher can never truly teach unless she is still learning herself. Such has been my journey… of learning to teach and teaching to learn. I continue along my path, with a sincere commitment to personal growth, to unravel my inner potential with utmost integrity, alongside reiterating my raison d’ etre… to make that difference in the lives of children and the world, at large.
Having worked in the domain of early childhood over the last 2 decades, today I find it extremely interesting to traverse the bridge that links learning in the early years right through young adulthood. In alignment with the same, I have recently completed a Masters in Education and IB Educator Certificates ( MA IBEC) University of Bath, UK.
My ongoing research assignments are related to the function of play in the Early Years; the role of PYP transdisciplinary framework in laying the appropriate foundation for 21st Century knowledge and skills; the process of assessment design and curriculum development as both backward and forward-looking .. that are a few amongst some of the relevant topics today.
Passionately committed towards quality education and a high level of instruction, I deeply value positive and respectful relationships and choose to thrive in a professional culture of collaborative learning.
Education Consultant, Director of Advancement- Kai Early Years
My current designation is an unconventional concept in the world of education drawing upon the various key elements that have an impact on the story of advancement in an organisation and beyond. The role encompasses a fascinating integration between academic expertise and edupreneurial skills. In a mentoring capacity, I conduct Professional Development workshops, academic consolidation, formulation of comprehensive objective-based curriculum and implementation overview, alongside enhancing networks through liaisons with professional organizations, facilitating student admissions, partner affiliations to promote brand positioning of the school as a thought leader in education and a host of other meaningful activities within the scope.
Founded and created the brand, of Kangaroo Kids Pre-School, Bangalore in 2001 which received various awards as the top Pre-School (Education World Survey) during the tenure of a decade . Founded Tara Early Learning Centre in 2013.
Former Lecturer at Bombay University :
ECCE Training Program
Conducted Professional Development Workshops: Theories in Early Childhood Education, Developmentally appropriate methods and practices in the classroom, Innovative teaching strategies, enhancing creativity in practice, Designing Experiential and multi-Sensorial learning environments etc.
Worked as Educational Consultant with the Presidency Group of Institutions, Bangalore and Bhartiya City, Nikoo Homes (an integrated smart mega city) in an effort towards set-up, actualisation and growth of their Early Learning Centres.
A highly- qualified professional, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (Honors) , St. Xavier’s College Bombay, followed by a Degree in Counselling Psychology from North Western University, Evanston. With a penchant for learning , my interests encompass the acquisition of the LLB Degree from the Govt Law College -Bombay and completion of a diploma in E.C.C.E (Early Childhood Care and Education) with a state top merit ranking as well .
Ongoing learning endeavours continue in the form of observational Trainings at Lorris Malaguzzi International centre and Reggio Children, paper presentations and in-depth studies on the role of humour, leadership development in children at NAEYC and various international forums, survey data collection and analysis as Editor of Journal – “ Leadership Matters” – a quarterly publication of LIFE amongst a few continual efforts .
- Education Consultant, Director of Advancement- Kai EarlyYears