Pooja Goyal, is the Founder and Director of Intellitots which is known for its path breaking work in the field of early years education and care. She quit her successful international corporate career to start Intellitots and is now making a foray into the K-12 education space. Pooja is a powerful advocate for moving beyond the conventional “one size fits all” approach to education and is working tirelessly to develop a learning environment that prepares children for the increasingly interconnected and fast changing world. Pooja, is a serial entrepreneur, a children’s book author, a singer, a mother of two adorable girls and above all an educationist with a desire to transform education.
An engineer from IIT Delhi, with an MBA from INSEAD, France, Pooja has worked in the US, Europe and India, and has successfully paired her work experience at companies like Adobe Systems and Palm with her passion for education. Pooja has been awarded the ‘ Woman of Substance’ award by Biz Divas for her contribution to the field of education and is a mentor to many women entrepreneurs.
Shivani Kapoor, co-founder of Intellitots, heads all operations, including finance, team management, curriculum, R&D, teacher training and quality control. Leading the charge to set new industry standards in the field of early child development, Shivani has given entrepreneurship a new meaning by realizing her vision to create a forward thinking organization. She has brought together time-tested educational practices with the latest developments in the fields of educational neuroscience, educational psychology and instructional technology at Intellitots.
Shivani has over a decade of experience in IT and management, working for Fortune-500 companies in the US, UK, Japan and Canada. A gold medalist from IIT Delhi, Shivani graduated with top honours from IIM Calcutta’s executive management program, and she continues to pilot milestones: In 2013, Intelllitots won the Education Excellence Award for the ‘Fastest Growing Preschool Brand in Delhi NCR’.
Seema Varma, is a professionally qualified educator with over 20 years of experience in teaching and education management. Seema started her career at Step by Step, New Delhi where she helped develop the preschool to one of the most sought after pre nursery. Most recently she was the Founder Director at Little World School, Gurgaon. She spent 9 years at Little World conceptualizing, creating and managing the school before joining Intellitots as Programs Director.
Shukla Haldar, was drawn into the Philosophy of Montessori Education when her daughter was admitted to a Montessori school and soon joined the London Montessori Centre’s Teacher Training College. Her Montessori teaching career began in 1989, and in 1997 she took over as the Headmistress of Mira Nursery, the Nursery wing of The Mother’s International School. Over the next couple of decades, she introduced the Montessori way of life to 350 children each year, and has trained and guided a team of over 50 teachers in the Montessori philosophy. Shukla has conducted workshops for various schools in Delhi and has lead authored three early childhood education series titled “The Cursive Strokes”, “Graded Handwriting” and “Joyful World”. Since July 2009, Shukla has been associated with “Panchatantra”, a school in Gurgaon, which has the Montessori Methodology at its core, – first as the founder Principal till April 2010 and subsequently as the Head of Training of the Panchatantra Montessori Facilitator Training Programmes. Shukla Haldar is a Management Committee Member of The Mother’s International School, and a faculty member of the Mirambika Certificate Course on Early Childhood Care and Education in an honorary capacity. She is a Governing Body member of Action and Ability for Development and Inclusion (formerly known as The Spastics Society of Northern India).