has a Masters in English Literature with a first class,
first rank and trained to be a teacher with a degree
in education. She followed it with a postgraduate diploma
in Education Management from Sheffield University with
an outstanding grade. A national Merit scholarship holder
all through, Mallika is presently wrapping up her PhD
thesis on facilitating teacher change. After two decades
of teaching and holding various positions like Principal
and Advisor, She presently heads Srikriti- The Teacher
Education Centre at Chennai.
As a Charles Wallace Trust Scholar
to Corpus Christi College, Oxford, she visited and interacted
with academics in universities of Cambridge, Reading
and Wolverhampton. An invitation took her to 'Apple's
Classrooms of Tomorrow' at Cupertino, USA. Recently
a grant took her to the University of Newcastle and
Kings College, London, to explore the possibility of
integrating ICT and Thinking skills in the curriculum.
As a director of Hornby schools
in Srilanka, Pakistan and India, she was responsible
for curriculum planning and delivery. She has presented
several papers at national and international conferences
hosted by IATEFL (Brighton), RELC (Singapore), International
Reading Association (Philippines), University of Taichung
(Taiwan) and Beijing Normal University (Beijing).She
was a plenary speaker at the international conference
on multi cultural education held in Lahore.
Mallika has trained hundreds
of teachers in India and South Asia. She is an accredited
Master Trainer for University of Cambridge (CIE).
She is passionate about
reading, travelling and watching movies.
Elizabeth Aston is has
contributed greatly to structuring the CIDTT course
for Srikritians and brings the much needed British
insights to the delivery.
Elizabeth was born in
Wales, United Kingdom. She trained as a teacher
at Leeds University, England and later completed
her Master of Education degree at Cardiff University,
She has been Head of Department,
Head of Year, G.N.V.Q. Coordinator, Vocational
Courses Coordinator, and Member of the Senior
Management Team in UK. She also represented the
staff as a School Governor and undertook Management
Training in Industry.
For many years she was
an External Examiner for the Welsh Joint Education
Committee marking both written papers and assessing
practical course work. She has helped write national
examination papers and contributed to examination
syllabi and course work materials.
During her career she
has had opportunities to become involved in many
new initiatives. She has worked on Curriculum
Development, School Development, Special Education
Needs, General National Vocational Qualifications
and a variety of community and local government
initiatives. At a national level in UK, she has
worked on Technology in the Curriculum, Assessment
and Evaluation and Records of Achievement. She
has been a Teacher Consultant for DATA (Design
and Technology Association) and trained as an
Inspector of Schools.
Priya Jaikrishnan holds
a masters degree in English and Education followed
by PGCTE with a first class, first rank from CIEFL.
She is a Fulbright Scholar on the International
Educator programme to Dextral University, Philadelphia.
She holds the CIDTT with the unique achievement
of picking up a distinction in all the 4 modules!
Priya has completed many hours of teaching at
Srikriti as a part of our faculty team.
She enjoys teacher
training and has led workshops on a variety of
topics. She is Consultant Editor of V.V. Rajan
& Company and has authored many textbooks.
Priya is interested in performing arts, theatre
Gayathri Deepak is a postgraduate
in Human Development and Family Dynamics with
a second rank in the university. Her doctoral
thesis won critical acclaim from her Indian as
well as the external examiner from UK. She has
led many workshops for teachers and for health
Gayathri worked in Saudi
Arabia as Head of School in an international school
following the National Curriculum of England and
Wales where she implemented the Cambridge International
Primary Programme. Her job profile included conduct
and delivery of on-going teacher training programmes
in the school. She was a member of professional
bodies like The Arabian Reading Association and
Teachers of Young Children, and participated in
regional conferences hosted by these associations.
Gayathri is currently
a consultant on primary curriculum and as a Srikriti
faculty, Gayathri brings her Indian and International
experience to her teaching.
Following an M.Com, MSc
in Psychology and M.Ed from Madras University,
Ramani took her Ph.D. in Education from Union
Institute University (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) and
has been a teacher, trainer and administrator
for many years in a wide spectrum of organizations
- University to Corporates. Ramani won the all
India competition for a research paper presentation
on Innovative Teaching practices and Experiments
and received the National award from NCERT, New
Delhi in 2003.
A recipient of many awards
like the Graduate Scholarship Award from Union
Institute and University for the year 2002 - 2003,
University of Madras Dr. E.G. Vedanayagam Gold
Medal for Excellence in performance in M. Phil
degree examination and cash award from the University
of Madras in the Faculty of Teaching for the year
August 2000, Ramani likes to excel.
Armed with excellent communication
and mentoring skills, Ramani has been a SRIKRITI
faculty since 2004 and has trained hundreds of
teachers. Assessment and using technology are
her areas of expertise.
After her graduation she
completed her diploma in Montessori education.
She worked in a HR firm and trained parents and
Recently she did the Cambridge
International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers
(CIDTT) course at Srikriti and picked up distinction
in planning. She has been involved in the drafting
of curriculum for pre-primary teacher training
course. She has published a book on handwriting
As a Srikriti researcher,
she is involved in data collection, analysis and
reporting for Curriculum Audit projects and as
a faculty, she specialises in observation of practice
Meera is the nerve centre
taking care of all the hassles that go with multitasking
admin, finance and scheduling! But she does it
with a smile and learners who walk in to our centre
can't stop thanking her for her quiet support.
Any technical trouble, its Meera again. Her commerce
background, technology training and ofcourse her
people skills are what she brings to her work
Aparna holds a postgraduate
degree in Psychology and CIDTT certification.
She has worked with different institutions in
India and abroad in the field of Counselling and
Early Childhood Education.
Aparna contributes to
Srikriti's programmes through content creation,
candidate counselling and learner support. Her
commitment to perfection and ability to mentor
effortlessly are qualities we cherish at Srikriti.