I am currently the Head of School at The Children’s School, one of the country’s premier independent, progressive schools serving 400 students from Age 3 through Grade 6 in midtown Atlanta. You can read more about my appointment by clicking here.
I have worked in independent schools for over ten years teaching middle school social studies, designing and mapping curriculum, leading teacher and parent committees, and consulting with the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) task forces and conferences on issues of equity and justice, as well as blended learning models for K-12 education. I am passionate about elementary and middle school education in particular, social justice, and models of effective leadership in teaching and learning in the 21st century. This blog represents my thoughts – and mine only – on those topics. You can find out more about what I am up to by following me on Twitter or Facebook.
My pathway to independent education took some twists and turns but has generally been straightforward once I got my first job as a middle school humanities teacher in Dallas, TX. I grew up in Mumbai, India and came to the United States several years ago to attend The Asheville School, a boarding school in Asheville, North Carolina. I still consider the teachers and administrators there as some of the best in the United States, and credit them fully for inspiring me to pursue a career in education. Having graduated from there, I went to Washington University in St. Louis and later for my Master’s in Private School Leadership from the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University.