My name is Susheela Kedarisetty and I teach 6th grade at Myndflex. I have been part of the Myndflex team since 2015.
I would describe myself as a quiet, patient, calm, reliable, and dependable person. I have a positive attitude, and teaching experience. I really enjoy listening to children’s views.
I have taught Telugu language to elementary to high school kids at Manabadi of University of Silicon Andhra for 6 years. I enjoyed utilizing creative ways to teach lesson concepts such as word search, crossword puzzles, encouraging kids to tell stories in their own words, create story books. I am bringing these creative ways to enrich Myndflex students.
As a teacher, I enjoy seeing the kids learn and grow. I really think that our program provides the right combination of homework help and enrichment activities for the students. During my tenure at Myndflex, I am amazed with the knowledge of the students and how they are blooming under team Myndflex.
My name is Kalpana Salunke, and I teach Kindergarten and First grade at Myndflex. I have been a part of the Myndflex team since 2017, and it has been a wonderful experience working with the little children who are filled with immediate amazement to learn that 2+2 makes 4 as well as 1+3. Each time, I am thrilled to see their faces light up when they make such connections!
I would describe myself as a very patient, empathetic and loving person who knows that discipline does not have to be a negative word but an empowering one because I believe that when little children are given meaningful choices they will abide by the rules and yet feel in control. My faith and trust in the little children which allows me to connect with them, thereby making me their best friend on whom they come to rely on comfortably. What I enjoy most is to be a kid alongside them, enabling me to peek into their world of constant magical discoveries.
As a teacher, I enjoy watching children’s expressions during moments of epiphanies when they make meaningful connections and strive hard to extend their learning to help their friends see the same connections.
I really think that our program believes that little children have immense potential and therefore focuses on the whole child by providing a well-rounded and well balanced environment that stimulates curiosity and nurtures thirst for knowledge through safe, empowering and embracing practices.
I am Neepa Mehta and I teach 4th through 6th grades at Myndflex. I have been a part of the Myndflex team since 2011, and it has been a wonderful experience being here, helping kids and watching them grow, learn and become more confident. I would describe myself as a kind, affectionate, calm, reliable, dedicated person.
I have a positive attitude, the willingness to teach and learn. I enjoy greeting the children and listening them talk about their day at school the most. As a teacher, I enjoy watching kids learn and grow academically, and socially, and gain more self-confidence through encouragement. At the end of the day seeing a smile on their faces is the most rewarding part of my work . I really think that our program is safe and welcoming. We have supervised homework time, engage kids with extra enrichment activities, hands-on projects, indoor and outdoor play and so many more “extras” for all the students.
My name is Pramila Rajan, and I teach 2nd grade at Myndflex. I have been a part of the Myndflex team since 2013, and it has been a wonderful journey for 5 years with the Myndflex team. It’s been a great joy to work with children not only to teach them but also learn from them.
I am a patient, devoted, dedicated, kind, calm, reliable, responsible, flexible and a confident person. I bring to Myndflex my calm and positive attitude, ready to learn and adapt to changes quickly. The best part of my time with the kids is to help them not only with homework & enrichment activities, but also to encourage them and their parents to let them try new extra-curricular activities be it sports, arts, music or dance. It gives me great pleasure and joy to see them enjoy and excel in such activity. As a teacher, I enjoy helping kids learn and try new activities and become more confident academically and socially the most. I really think that our program provides them the opportunity to grow in to a confident person for all the students.
My name is Amita Kshirsagar and I teach 3rd grade at Myndflex, in addition to being the Site Director. I have been a part of the Myndflex team since 2013. I would describe myself as a reliable, dedicated person who is enthusiastic about her job and genuinely enjoys helping kids learn, raise their confidence level and their self-esteem.
What I bring to Myndflex is a positive attitude, willingness to teach and learn, and the ability to understand that each child is different, each child has some strengths and each child has potential. The best part of my time with the kids is the entire time they are with me! I enjoy teaching them, learning with them, discussing with them, arguing with them and being silly with them!
As a teacher, I enjoy helping kids learn, and their smiles as they accomplish different tasks, is my greatest reward! I also learn a lot from them as I teach them, listen to them, resolve their conflicts and issues, and guide them to make good choices. They help me become a better person. Much as academics is a critical aspect of our program, I really think that our program is very well rounded as we balance all aspects of child development.
Sangeeta Kedia specializes in business management, logistics & operations, finance and accounting. She believes in operating a “Business with a Heart”. A lesson learnt in her childhood and from an inspirational book by author Lee Iacocca- “Doing well by doing Good”. Sangeeta has earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and Economics from University of Mumbai, India. (Major in Business Management, Economics and Accounting). She pursued a career in Fashion Merchandising after gaining her Fashion Designing degree from Sophia Poly-technical College, India. Later, she also acquired advanced refresher courses in economics, business management, payroll and accounting from Chabot College, CA. to return to her old career path.
Sangeeta currently runs the ‘business’ aspect of the operations in areas of parent communication, onsite operations and logistics, business management, accounting, human resources and works collaboratively and closely with the academic enrichment, home-work support and expanded learning programs at MyndFlex.
She envisions MyndFlex to be an organization of a new kind of philosophy called “common-good capitalism,” working to keep alive its mission and goals to bring a positive difference, particularly in the lives of children.
She has two boys ages 19 years and 16 years who have been her inspiration and drive to stay connected with children.
Her other interests and passions are marathon running, hiking, camping, dancing, cooking, reading and fine arts.
Sharmila Roy Ph.D is the Director and a Co-founder of MyndFlex, a non-profit Learning Support and Enrichment program in the East Bay. She also teaches key courses in the program. Furthermore, she is the Program Chair for the Educational Therapy Certificate Program at UCSC Extension in the Silicon Valley.
Dr. Roy received her doctorate from the State University of New York, Buffalo, N.Y. Her doctoral thesis was on Mathematics Learning Disabilities in Elementary School Children. She received her teacher training from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, and has since been involved with teacher training, classroom interventions, and innovative curriculum development in the U.S. and overseas.
Savita Prakash specializes in literature, literary analysis, grammar, and writing. She believes in the power of language, both spoken and written, and seeks to motivate students towards discovering the joys of learning through reading.
Savita graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) where she received her MS in International Relations and Public Administration. She has a Masters in Social Work and Personnel Management from India. After working in the Media industry for a few years, she “accidentally” got into teaching, and from then on, there has been no looking back. She is also a certified Technical Writer (a skill she has never used!).
Savita is currently involved in the Expanded Learning program at MyndFlex, initiating student-centered and engaging activities that complement learning in the regular school day. She seeks to actively promote non-cognitive (soft skills) such as social-emotional learning and character building as part of the overall student learning.
My name Meenakshi Umesh (Meena). I have been volunteering at elementary schools for the past fourteen years where I helped with the reading programs and math clubs. I love working with smaller kids and enjoy each and every minute of their innocence.
I would describe myself as a detail oriented person, perfectionist, dedicated and reliable person.
Aside from teaching, my biggest hobby includes costume designing and shopping. I am a Fremont resident for the past 25 years and currently living with my husband and two kids.
I have been working with Myndflex as a tutor and staff member since 2011, and it has become my second home. Myndflex has taught me perseverance, patience and confidence.