Meet the Team
Meet the team who add to our success story every day...
M.S CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, St.Louis, MO)
My name is Viji Anand. I live by the motto that 'we are what we think!'. Ever since my childhood I have never let anything/anyone limit my success in any activity I undertook. This drive in me led to great achievements in sports, academics and performing arts. Through school and college years I continued my journey of learning and expanding my horizons into many different activities. I have been a lead singer in a professional music band, Chemical engineer by education and eventually found my passion in teaching kids. As a self taught artist I know the value of motivation and practice. Through Rainbow Math and iKidz, I want to imbue confidence in the next generation to pursue dreams and work hard towards making their dreams a reality.
I started teaching kids over two decades ago out of our apartment and I explored different avenues to make a change in children's lives. Eventually, I decided to start Rainbow Math to build an organization that is aligned with my mission of working with every individual child and bringing out his/her best in their endeavors. My experience with kids till date help me identify the customized approach to take with every kid and help them understand the lifetime impact of learning and working hard and smart, towards their goals in life.
I wish to build on what I have started and continue to keep going...
M.S ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, St.Louis, MO)
My name is Sushil Anand. I have over 20 years experience in R&D, Technology and Global Organization Leadership. In my career, I have had broad exposure to various technology sectors. Being in the Silicon Valley, I have experienced the fast paced and entrepreneurial culture and initiatives first hand and have played a key role in many. The underlying principle that I have lived by and explored through various initiatives is the need for continuous learning and stretching beyond our comfort zones. With careful planning and execution any initiative can be properly managed and completed with high rate of success. There is a need for continuous rediscovery of ones self everyday, every hour.
With similar ideas in mind over a decade ago, I joined hands with my wife to start Rainbow Math and eventually iKidz learning center.
The core principles that I live with and strive to bring to children through these initiatives is to always be hungry for knowledge and learning. While humankind has evolved so much, there is always room for improvement in everything we do individually and collectively as a global community. Through iKidz, my mission is to prepare the upcoming generation with knowledge and confidence that they can achieve anything they put their mind to. We have just started and have great plans to build on the solid foundation in the upcoming years.
Mrs. Usha Aravindan
Center Director - IKIDZ Mowry
(University of Madras, INDIA)
Hi, Nothing is more important to this world than the next generation. I have two wonderful children, a son and a daughter, both of whom inspired my interest in education. Though I spent quite a few years in the corporate world, I realized that what I truly love more than anything is sharing my experiences and knowledge with others.
My goal and approach to education has always been to encourage a thirst for knowledge, and never stop learning and growing as a human being. Teaching has given me the opportunity to integrate all the things I love! I hope to share that wonderful feeling within the younger generation. As an educator with a Mathematics background, I hope to help children develop a passion for learning and make a difference.
Mrs. Nithya Sundaresh
Center Director - IKIDZ Ardenwood.Newark
M.S. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
(University of Madras, INDIA)
(Early Childhood Education)
"Education is my passion. With several years experience working with Bay Area kids, both as an educator and as a principal in a language school has given me a unique exposure and perspective on the value of children's education. My goal is to use my experience and passion to instill curiosity, aptitude, confidence and a positive learning culture in the children at iKidZ".
Mrs. Neha Jasani
Center Director: Weekend Enrichment Programs
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
(University of Arlington, TEXAS)
Hi, my name is Neha Jasani. I am an MBA professional with experience in Teaching, Marketing, and Advertising. I enjoy spending time with kids and seeing the world through their eyes. I believe in the power of confidence, positive attitude, hard work, and consistent efforts. These are also the qualities, I aim to instill in our children at iKidZ. My ultimate goal is to make our kids life-long learners.
In my leisure time, I like to exercise, play with my two daughters, and write.