LAIS Family

Leadership Team

Shubadra Shenoy


Shubadra believes that life is an exploration and we create an opportunity for one self and others by being a continuous learner. She has over 27 years of leadership experience and has worked with prestigious schools in and outside Mumbai. The schools received many accolades under her leadership and have showcased some exemplary work from all stakeholders. She was an ambassador with British Council and is a lead assessor with Adhyayan. Her forte lies in building capacities in leadership for every stakeholder but she enjoys working most with student leaders helping hem become important decision makers in the school.

Namita Talreja

Head of Department – EYP & Primary

Namita has over 15 years of experience working as a Senior Leader. Her journey reflects pure dedication and determination to excel from being a teacher to lead a school in the capacity of a Vice-Principal. She is passionate about working with young minds and is regularly reviewing the curriculum to incorporate the latest pedagogy. Namita is a lead assessor with Adhyayan and is also into teacher training.


Priti Bheda

Facilitator in Primary Department

Priti is a Post Graduate in Commerce. She had done her ECCED in 2006 and B.Ed more recently in 2018, living up to growing as an educator and a lifelong learner. She has 12 years of experience in the Pre-Primary and Primary departments including the experience of heading these sections for 5 years. She was born and brought up in the south of India and loves traveling, reading, cooking for friends, and connecting with children.

Poonam Shah

Facilitator in Primary Department

Poonam is a passionate educationist who believes that education has the power to transform lives and impact students’ well-being. She is an ECCE qualified teacher from Shiksha, has 9 years of experience in teaching including administration of Pre-Primary department. She was also the Head of the Pre-primary Department in 2017 for a renowned school in Mumbai and worked with all stakeholders to create quality education for the department and the school. Currently, she is pursuing her B. Ed degree.

Suchismita Sarkar

Facilitator in Primary Department

Suchismita has completed Masters’s in English from the University of Calcutta and a B.ed from the University of Mumbai. She has been associated with teaching for the past ten years and has catered to students from Primary to Secondary. She enjoys reading various Indian and foreign literary works. She is passionate about traveling, especially, to hill stations. Since the time she started teaching, her goal has always been to nurture students and impart knowledge that is valuable for life experience. Hence, she believes in Samuel Beckett’s quote, ” Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

Smita Golia

Facilitator in EYP Department/Hindi Facilitator

Smita is BSc, ECCE qualified teacher from Shiksha and a graphic designer. She has been instrumental in various creative projects which inspired students urging them to perform to their fullest potential. She takes pleasure in regularly engaging in volunteer work with marginalized communities. She is a new entrant to the teaching profession and pursues to be a learner.

Aditi Mehta

Facilitator in EYP Department

Aditi has pursued her PG Diploma in ECCE from SIES Institute of Comprehensive Education. Prior to this, she has graduated in law and practiced as a lawyer in the media and entertainment industry.
Aditi is an avid reader and an art and craft enthusiast and believes that learning is truly ageless.

Kyra Melwani

Academic Support Facilitator / French Facilitator

Kyra, an ECCE qualified teacher from Sophia Polytechnic with experience of 16 years of teaching learners between the ages group of 3 to 6 years. She has completed Diploma courses in Phonics and Learning disabilities. She has worked with differently-abled children and children with special needs. An enthusiastic and caring educator who believes that all children can learn and thrive in an environment that is stimulating and appropriate to children’s abilities.

Suchitra Potnis

Marathi Facilitator

Suchitra has completed Bachelorette in Pharmaceutical sciences and later on pursued Diploma in Management Studies. She believes that she is an artist at heart. Having worked across various sectors, she calls herself a lifelong learner.
She is a new entrant to the teaching profession but is confident to create a mark in the learning journey of every learner.

Shraddha Goyal

Art Facilitator & Resource Coordinator

Shraddha has completed her teacher training and a Diploma in Applied Art from Sophia Polytechnic. She started her career as an artist and designer at Pratham Ideas to becoming a class teacher in Primary department at a renowned school in Mumbai. She extended her learning by being a class teacher for the Middle School for 2 years. Her passion for art and design got her freelance and work as a trainer and illustrator. She continues to explore her hobbies in music, travelling and reading. Currently she is also writing children stories and poetry. She truly believes that to be a teacher is the greatest blessing.

Support System

Our strong support system led by

Karishma Mehta

Office Coordinator

Reshma More

Lift Attendant

Mary Santosh


Vaishali Pawar

Class Helper

Vimla Janganul

Class Helper

Ratana Shinde



Jameel Khan

Sports Facilitator

Jameel started Action Sports in 2014, with an aim to help children to stay Healthy and Fit. “AS” runs Physical Education program in various schools in Mumbai. They also train children to become future athletes and win medals in District, State and National Level competitions.

Prerna Bagaria

Makers’ Chamber Facilitator

Prerna is the founder of the organization Mann Mela. She is known for her curious and creative sessions. She facilitates her sessions with interactions and theatrical performances. Her comfort in working with the young audience is a treat to the eye. In her sessions learners are seen exploring play-safe materials like clay, paper, paint, cloth and so on. The activities nurture the learners’ observation, thoughts and expressions. When playing with materials she gives more importance to the process than to creations.

Medha Sahi

Music Facilitator/The Sound Space

The Sound Space is Kamakshi and Vishala Khurana’s labor of love deeply rooted in their musical childhood. Through this organization, they are paving the way for innovation in traditional Indian music not only in India but also globally. With formal training in Indian music and psychology, this power duo today, is changing lives through The Sound Space. Deconstructing the complexities of Indian music and using it to offer an enhanced life to children and adults alike, the Khurana sisters are working hand-in-hand with various schools, NGOs, multinational corporations through The Sound Space’s diverse programs.