As the Head of the Ubuntu Montessori School, Sejal is involved with curriculum planning, parent-relations and provides overall leadership to the school.
She started her career as an Interior Designer having worked in India and the US. She was exposed to the Montessori way of teaching in the US while her son got his early education. The sense of individualism and creativity promoted by the Montessori school appealed to her as a mother and a professional. When she moved to India, she saw an opportunity to bring such a holistic learning experience to young learners in India.
Sejal has been trained to start Montessori school at Ratan Tata Institute (RTI) in Mumbai, associated with Association Montessori Internationale, headquartered in the Netherlands.
Sejal is B. COM from Sydenham College and diploma in Interior Designing from Rachna Sansad School of Architecture (Mumbai) and American River College (California, USA).
Meera is a trained pre-school teacher having done her certification from Sophia College. She has been a pre-primary teacher for more than 10 years, at Bombay International School and prior to that at Birla Public School.
She had taken a break for birth of her children to be a stay-at-home mom. However, her love and passion to work with children has brought her back into the foray of education. Newly exposed to the Montessori way of teaching, what excites her is the idea that – given the right environment and guidance every child learns to be independent from an early through a variety of experiences at play.
She will be working closely with the Founder, Sejal Shah on all the academic and administrative aspects at Ubuntu. She will be responsible for interacting with parents and day-to-day operations of the school.
Meera also runs summer camps which involve cooking activities, field trips, arts and crafts for children aged 3 to 6 and is an active parent at Bombay International School, where both her children study.
Jaya is a trained and qualified Montessori directress from Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). Born and brought up in Jamshedpur, she came to Mumbai after completing her Master’s degree in Business Management.
For eight years she was engaged in the field of business research handling a multitude of research assignments across sectors, including education. It was while working on one such assignment that she came across the Montessori way of education. The philosophy left a deep impression on her mind. Her passion to work with children and belief in the system made her quit the corporate life and pursue the course at Ratan Tata Institute. She then went on to work in a Montessori environment for a year working with children in the age group of 2.5 to 6 years.
She draws inspiration from one of the famous quotes by Margaret Mead – “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think” and looks forward to learning and growing with the children.
Vidhi is a trained and certified Montessori Teacher, graduated in 2017 from The Ratan Tata Institute. She has further trained to work with Toddlers under experienced .
She loves working with children and has been an active teacher and volunteer at ‘The Buzzing Bees Summer Camp (Worli)’ for over five years. She’s also an experienced tutor for primary and pre-primary children.
Vidhi completed her Bachelor of Banking and Insurance (BBI) from K. C. College in 2016.