Lata Vaidyanathan: Ms. Vaidyanathan presently the Principal, Modern School Barakhamba Road, is a veteran educationist who stands dedicated and committed to the promotion of child centred education. She was the Principal of Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan’s school at Chandigarh and the Founder Principal of Eicher School at Parwanoo. She firmly believes that each child is unique and that the educational system should facilitate and address the uniqueness and individuality of each child. According to her, art, music, dance, sports and other cultural activities form an integral part of education. Author of many books for pre-primary and primary school children; she was honoured with the ‘National Award to Teachers’ for the year 2003 which was given to her by the President of India on 5th September 2004.
Parvinder Kaur: Parvinder Kaur is an amazing teacher and educational leader who has made the Katha Lab School a model of cooperative child-centric learning. Much loved by her students, the children from the slums clusters, who come to her for guidance and more, she is at the core of all that happens in Kalpavriksham, the Centre for Sustainable Learning. A committed and passionate member of the Katha Family, she started as a volunteer and presently serves as Executive Director. Ms Kaur is at the helm of the I Love Reading Campaign that works under an MOU with the Delhi Government and the Municipal Corporations of Delhi; ILR has a mandate to reach 500 schools and 500 slums, over the next five years. And is the dynamic mentor and lead for KREATE, the Katha Reading Excellence and Teacher Education Centre.
Tulsi Dharmarajan: Tulsi Dharmarajan is passionate about creating user friendly, memorable enterprise products. Over the past 17 years she has been Director Product Management & Design, Sr. Director, Engineering, Sr. Product Manager, Interaction Designer and Analytics specialist. designing scalable databases & enterprise applications that have stood the test of time, created interfaces that have made customers happy, and built & led teams. Tulsi brings a rare combination of creative, graphic design and technical skills. Presently, Director, Product Management and Design at Allegiance, Inc., she heads her own company, Zuri Labs, a product studio based in Hyderabad, India that helps clients create beautiful, usable interfaces and bring digital product idea to life. She has been a fun, creative volunteer for Katha since when she was a student at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi.
Priyadharshini Kelkar: Priyadharshini Kelkar is a post graduate with distinction in Economics. She has over 30 years of experience in teaching various subjects like Economics, Mathematics, English and Geography. She is the founder chairperson of Central Gujarat Sahodaya complex of CBSE schools with 27 member schools. She has implemented continuous and comprehensive evaluation in her school since last 14 years. In her capacity as the educational officer for a group of nine CBSE schools, she has been instrumental in implementing Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation. She is an advocate of stress free education like most educators. She can fluently read, write and speak many languages like English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Sanskrit, Gujarati, Russian, German. Katha thanks its advisors.