Our team consists of individuals who are responsible for both the academic and pastoral needs of our students. We have a wide range of experiences related to the ECE field. As a result, we have a deep understanding of the reality of ECE classrooms in general and the scenario in India in particular. As a result, we are able to provide valuable input on a range of early childhood education requirements.
Although we primarily deliver our programmes online, our team is dedicated to ensuring that our students have an exceptional learning experience. Faculty at TEDA do not serve as lecturers. Rather, they are present in the courses as guides and facilitators who encourage collaboration and learning from within the peer learning network. Faculty at TEDA usually have a Master’s degree in education or a related field, and some teaching experience. Apart from these qualifications, they are also committed to online learning and helping their students become life-long, digitally-literate learners.
Dr. Jeremy Williams is an ecological economist and education futurist. He is a pioneer and specialist in the field of technology-enhanced learning, having published widely in this area, his main research focus being authentic learning environments and the ways in which learning experiences might be better contextualised to promote greater student engagement and deeper learning. He has taught in schools and universities in several countries around the world including the UK, France, Australia, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia and India. A dual national British-Australian, Jeremy currently lives in Dubai. He swims 1km every morning and one day hopes to learn his own language (Welsh).
Director - Sales and Marketing
Bhavin Shah is the CEO of EducationWorld (India’s No.1 education news and analysis magazine). A management graduate of Mumbai University, Bhavin has worked with the Business Advisor Group (a UN procurement agency) and was instrumental in launching international brands such as Gillette Mach 3, Duracell, Oral B, among others, in the Indian market.
Head of Faculty
Amrita Randhawa is the Head of Faculty at TEDA. She has worked at the nexus of research and practice in preschool education both in India and in the United States. While teaching children, college students and teachers, her focus has been on creating authentic and holistic experiential learning opportunities. Amrita earned a B.A. in Psychology (magna cum laude) from Mount Holyoke College and an Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA. A yoga enthusiast and amateur runner, she tries to incorporate fitness into her day – something her infant son has recently made more difficult.
Agata Rutkowska-Mandava is a Senior Faculty member at TEDA. She has a Master’s degree in Education from Newcastle University (UK) and has done her Bachelors at English Language Teacher Education College (Warsaw). Through her career she has trained more than 500 students across all age groups in the UK, Poland and India. She has co-developed 10 publications that have reached about 30,000 students. She is passionate about teacher development in the ECE space, and would like to use digital tools to be able to reach more teachers. She likes to have her classes meaningful along with a high fun quotient. A Polish national, Agata currently resides in Bangalore with her husband, Naveen and a cat, Piku.
Basanti CS is a Senior Faculty member at TEDA. She is a special educator with 15 years of experience in teaching, training (teachers and school leaders), curriculum development. Her work experience spans from schools accredited by International Baccalaureate to low-cost private schools. She has worked with SEED Schools, Silver Oaks School (Hyderabad) and Mother’s Pride School (Delhi).She holds a degree in M.A. Education and has been trained in Instrumental Enrichment Structural Cognitive Modifiability from International Centre for the Enhancement of Learning Potential (ICELP), Israel. She was born in Uttarakhand, brought up in Delhi and lives in Hyderabad. Her biggest and immediate goal is to learn driving a car and run a half marathon before 2017 ends.
A dedicated and involved educationist, Swathi has lent her expertise to various areas of the educational world; as a counseling psychologist, a teacher trainer, an expert in learning disabilities and as an academic director. Her illustrious career spanning 16 years has seen her guiding students in their journey towards self-realization and success. Swathi’s background in Counseling Psychology from Mumbai University (M.A), in Educational administration from Symbiosis University (PG diploma) and her training as a Pre-doctoral fellow with the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders from Northwestern University, USA has helped her to achieve her aims. Swathi wishes to add more to her repertoire of skills through a doctoral study in Early Childhood Education from Walden University, USA which she is currently pursuing along with a full-fledged career. Her research interests are teacher education, cultural competence, culturally responsive pedagogy, school climate and learning disabilities; all of which Swathi wishes to put to use in the Indian context to promote sustainable education.
Learning Support Executive
As a Learning Support Executive at TEDA, Arshiya Uzma’s responsibilities include managing communication with students, providing basic technology support to faculty and/or students where needed, supports learners on administrative and technical issues and oversees student participation. Arshiya’s holds a bachelors degree in Psychology, English Literature and Journalism and a post-graduate certificate course in Legal Literacy. Her work experience includes working at a technology-oriented Public Relations firm and content writing for one of India’s leading education portals. When she is not working, Arshiya is found spending time on social media, reading, shopping online and spending time with her family – her husband and two young children.