Curriculum Team

Dr. Priya Kumari

Learning and Pedagogy Expert

Priya is an academician and researcher with over 21 years of professional experience in the K-12 domain. She is an expert in holistic education, design thinking and expeditionary learning.

As Learning and Innovation Head, she has developed programs based on the principles of holistic education in leading institutions.

An expert in qualitative research techniques, she has worked on research projects with Intel, NCERT, NAAC and COL to help improve quality and practice of teacher education. She has empowered over 15K teachers both nationally and internationally. She has published papers in leading journals of education and is also a member of several organisations working in the field of alternative education.

Poonam Augustine

Arts expert

Poonam Augustine is an art teacher with over 28 years of professional experience. She has developed curricula, workshops and lesson plans in some of the most prominent schools.

She has also completed the Foundation Course in Art Therapy from The British Association of Art Therapists. Poonam brings a multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to art education, using art as a medium to boost mental health in children, young adults and elderly people.

Before venturing into education, she served as the Creative Director of one of India’s largest advertising agencies. Poonam has built the visual identities of several multinational brands like Pepsi, Motorola, Glaxo Smith Kline Beecham and Reebok among others.

Rashmi Ramesh

Yoga Expert

Rashmi Ramesh has over 12 years of experience teaching Yoga, Creative Movement and Dance & Dramatics, working extensively with young children both in India and internationally.

Rashmi is a certified Yoga teacher with the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Himalayas and the Art of Living (Sri Sri Yoga). She has a teaching faculty degree from I.S.T.D, London as well as a Diploma in Movement and Mixed Media from Attakkalari Center for movement arts, Bangalore and is also a trained Bharatnatyam Dancer.

She has developed a pedagogy integrating performing arts with Yoga to make Yoga more fun and exciting for young learners.

Swaroop Kishen

Dance Expert

Swaroop Kishen has over 8 years of teaching experience in dance and creative movement. He has trained under national and international experts in Hip Hop dance and has extensively been teaching Hip Hop and Street style dance forms to children as well as adults. He has won over 50 dance competitions, notably the Channel V India fest, and was also a top 28 contestant on the reality show So you think you think you can dance India.

Swaroop is an Engineering graduate and is also a Diploma holder in movement arts and mixed media from Attakkalari center for movement arts, Bangalore.

Kritika Maurya

Educational Psychologist and Counsellor

Kritika has 10+ years of experience as a Consumer Psychologist and 7+ years as an Educational Psychologist. An expert in child and teen psychology, her primary areas of focus are learning and memory building.

She recently concluded her PhD thesis bringing together the science of storytelling and the art of mindfulness to create a signature program for children and teengers to help them feel empowered and self-motivated to take responsibility for their own learning and development.