Zoolkids - Leadership Team
We take great care in selecting our team who will facilitate the growth of the child. They are individuals with a flair for handling children and a dedication to match. We further train them in our methods and processes so that they fully appreciate our vision and aspirations in education. Our facilitators give personalized care in motivating the budding minds to explore, understand and learn so every kid is able to handle day to day situations without any stress. This gives our children a strong foundation for future schooling.
Saloni Patet – Founder
With over 15 years of experience in education industry, Saloni has been making a difference in the field of education since 1997. She has remarkable experience in School Management, Classroom Teaching and One-on-One Tutoring. Saloni has also volunteered for several community services for imparting education to underprivileged children.
Prior to opening ZoolKids Playschool in Bangalore, Saloni has been the Founding member of Vidyasthal Childrens Academy, a co-educational day school up till 8th Standard in Dehradun. The school was founded in 2005 and today has approximately 400 students, across Nursery to Standard 8th. She continues to be in the Board of Directors for Vidyasthal Childrens Academy and in that capacity has been bringing her expertise to run and grow the school.
Saloni’s previous work experience includes teaching various grades in both CBSE and ICSE schools in Dehradun, Delhi and Bangalore. She has been on the panel of invigilators for elementary schools like Doon School and Cambrian Hall.
Renu Deshpande – Co-founder and Managing Director
A natural inclination towards children - Renu enjoys working with kids and is admired for her ability as a teacher and mentor for young kids. She has nearly 10 years of experience working with children of various age groups.
Although qualified engineer, Renu chose to work in the field of education for her passion to make a meaningful contribution to the society. Having expereinced the teaching and pre-school environment in London for her own kid as mother and later as teacher, she wanted to emulate similar environment in Bangalore for her own child. It is this quest for the balanced teaching, creative freedom, mutual respect and trust led her to establish Zoolkids. She has played multiple roles from home maker to teacher and from marketing and running preschools.
Dr. Bhavana Dadhich (Ph.D.)- Advisor
Professor at an established college in Bangalore, she provides guidance in the curriculam design for solid foundations in the early years.
Dr. Prakash Prayag (Ph.D.)- Advisor
Retired Principal of science college in Maharashtra, he has worked with children of all ages during his career. He has been part of the education system for over thirty years. He helps Zoolkids set the stratgic direction to achieve its vision and live the values.
Rafi Ali Khan - Advisor
Creative designer and enterprenuer, Rafi sets the bar for good teaching. He is a globe trotter and has studied the education systems in different parts of the world including Middle East and Europe. He acts as a mentor.