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Dr Pradnya Virnak

Pradnya Virnak

Dr Pradnya Virnak, BAMS Pradnya has been Sahyadri’s Medical Officer for 10 years and a part of the Dining Hall committee and Land Care Group for all the years that she’s been here. She has also taught Middle School for a couple of years and now is teaching junior school students. Currently, she is also …

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Mira Madhavan

Mira Madhavan

Mira Madhavan B.Sc (Nursing), D.Ed in Integrated Education Mira teaches English and Social Studies to the Junior School students at Sahyadri School. She is also the House Parent of the girls at Alaknanda Dorm. She is inspired by the philosophy of the school – where students learn for life, learn by doing and through observation …

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Purna Banerjee

Purna Banerjee

Purna Banerjee – B.A. FineArts (Visva-Bharati University – Santiniketan – West Bengal) and  M.A. Fine Arts (Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda). Purna is an Art Teacher who has worked for 26 years in various  residential schools. She loves to work alongside children. She is enamoured by the beautiful, natural surroundings of the Sahyadri School campus. …

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Jyoti Jadhav

Jyoti Jadhav

Jyoti Jadhav– Ph.D in Chemistry Jyoti is a Chemistry teacher at Sahyadri School who is inspired by the free environment for students where they live in the moment and enjoy an unhurried life while they explore nature, which is alive, moving and reproductive. One of her favourite places at Sahyadri is Python hill where she …

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Salim Madhavan

Salim M

Salim Madhavan BFA (College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala),  MFA (Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda). Salim teaches art at Sahyadri and truly loves the freedom to experiment with Art education. He loves walking around the Parikrama, the path around the hilltop as it gives a vast view of surrounding landscape. He believes in living by …

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Shailesh Shirali

Shailesh Shirali. B.Sc. Physics Honours, Delhi University; MBA, IIM, Ahmedabad; PhD, University of Texas at Dallas. Shailesh is currently serving as the Director of Sahyadri School. He was born in Karnataka, but grew up in Delhi as his father worked in the central government. After his early schooling and college education in Delhi, he moved …

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Milind More

BTech, MTech Milind has been at Sahyadri for last seven years and since has been part of administration, finance, infrastructure and outreach program of the school. His tryst with K teachings began with a documentary on K named ‘ A Seer Who Walks Alone’ in 1986. He did his engineering and post graduation in Mechanical/ …

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Sadanand M. Gulwadi

Sadanand Gulwadi

Ph.D. Sadanand is a Physics teacher in the senior school and an organizer of Tinker Shed activities, with additional interests in on-campus farming activities as well as the study of sustainable affordable construction with locally sourced materials. He loves how academics at Sahyadri is addressed from the standpoint of understanding and experiencing life within and …

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Sudesh Shendage

Sudesh Shendage

Master in Arts ( Geography) Sudesh loves his time in Sahyadri School where he loves the freedom to teach and learn in an environment that resembles a large family, particularly the unique bond teachers share with the students. He also believes in Krishnamuthi’s teachings – “The More you know yourself, the more clarity there is. …

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Jolsy Thomas

Jolsy Thomas

MSc, Bed, PGT Chemistry   Jolsy Akka is the Class Teacher for Class X B.   She is inspired by Oscar Wilde who famously quoted; ” Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth learning can be taught” .   She believes that …

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