Our Faculty

Our School Leaders

Ellie Tariverdi

Head of School

“It is truly a joy for me to be connected with an organization that matches my personal philosophy.”

Ellie Tariverdi has been part of the Stratford School family for 20 years and has more than 22 years of experience in private elementary education. Before taking on her current role as principal at Stratford School’s Fremont Curtis campus and the Head of School for the Fremont Osgood campus, Ellie was an elementary teacher.

Ellie believes that an excellent education must include a safe and nurturing environment coupled with a challenging curriculum. Encouraging students to do their best while holding the bar high gives them the confidence to succeed socially and academically.

The curriculum at Stratford School is forward-thinking and challenging, an approach that Ellie feels prepares students to become future leaders while surrounding them with an atmosphere of love and respect.

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Jessie Channey

Director of Early Childhood Education & Kindergarten

“I believe in instilling a love for learning by nurturing the natural curiosity in my students.”

Jessie Channey is a passionate educator devoted to improving education and care for children.  For over two decades, she has held various management and teaching positions, including as a Principal and Vice Principal at Stratford Schools and other respected private schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has her Bachelor’s degree from abroad, specializing in early childhood education and child development.

Jessie is known to charm schools with her cheerful personality, problem-solving skills, insightful knowledge of students’ progress, and ability to connect with children and families!

Jessie believes in building strong foundations for children by providing them with a safe, loving, and caring environment while getting them socially, academically, and emotionally ready for elementary school!  Her teaching philosophy instills a love for learning by nurturing curiosity and social skills, creating a fun and exciting environment where mistakes are seen as learning opportunities, and celebrating teamwork and empathy for others.

Jessie looks forward to knowing and learning about each one of you in the near future!

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Asita Anand

Director of Elementary

“Students are best served when they are actively and passionately engaged in the pursuit of knowledge.”

Asita Anand has been part of the Stratford School family for 9 years and has over 18 years of experience in private elementary education. Before taking on her current role as the Director of Lower School at Stratford’s Fremont Osgood campus, Asita served as the Vice Principal at Stratford School’s Fremont Curtis campus.

Asita believes that her desire to strive for excellence with continuous improvement aligns closely with Stratford’s philosophy of high expectations. She looks forward to nurturing each individual child in a dynamic learning environment that will encourage them to reason, collaborate, and positively challenge their minds.

As a community, Asita appreciates that Stratford balances traditional pedagogy with innovation. She feels that Stratford is well equipped to help every student meet the challenges of the future.

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Nick Maramba

Director of Middle School

“Stratford’s amazing teachers allow students to learn from both failures and triumphs.”

Nick Maramba has over 14 years of experience in the field of education. Before taking on his current role as a principal at Stratford School’s Fremont Middle School campus, Nick served as a vice principal and taught middle school science, history, and math classes. He has also been appointed as the Director of Upper School for Stratford’s Fremont Osgood campus, which opens in the Fall of 2018.

A winner San Jose Magazine’s Educator of the Year, Nick believes in engaging students in class and helping them find the joy in learning.

By providing the right balance of challenge and support, Nick feels that Stratford School is able to set students up for success in a healthy and balanced way.

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Yukha Lam-Khoo

Director of Admissions
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Parul Bhavsar

Office Administrator
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Concordia Fong

Office Administrator
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Michael Wheeler

Extended Day Supervisor

Our Faculty

Deepjyot Ahluwalia

Elementary Teacher

Deidre Armstead

ECE Teacher

Sakshi Arora

Elementary Teacher

Anna Asuncion

Elementary Teacher

Manasi Atitkar

Kindergarten Teacher

Ananya Banerjee

Elementary Teacher

Satnam Barring

ECE Teacher

Sanchari Bhattacharya

ECE Teacher

Roxana Broderick

Spanish Teacher

Ann Chung

Elementary Teacher

Paola Diaz

Spanish Teacher

Lei Ding

ECE Teacher

Eric Duft

Language Arts Teacher

John Fox

History Teacher

Diego Gallego

Spanish Teacher

Anjali Garg

Elementary Teacher

Sonal Jayaprakash

Computer Teacher

Larisa Kagan

Music Teacher

Sefali Kalra

Elementary Teacher

Jasmeet Kaur

Elementary Teacher

Kanupriya Khurana

Language Arts Teacher

Deepanshi Kumar

Science and Engineering Teacher

Wendy Kuo

Elementary Teacher

Nanik Kurniawati

Elementary Teacher

Ruth Lang

Computer Science Teacher

Eka Lianawati

Kindergarten Teacher

Elisa Lopez

Kindergarten Teacher

Aarika Martin

History and Visual Arts Teacher

Bobita Mathoun

ECE Teacher

Swapna Mayya

Science Teacher

Ayesha Mian

Language Arts Teacher

Pammi Mohan

Elementary & Extended Day Teacher

Lakshmi Narasimhan

Extended Day Teacher

Anahita Nash

Elementary Teacher

Seema Nayak

Extended Day Teacher

Vandana Nayak

Kindergarten Teacher

Rekha Pardeshi

Elementary Teacher

Prashka Patel

Language Arts Teacher

Aparna Pendela

Elementary Teacher

Tapasi Roychoudhury

Elementary Teacher

Joshua Sagadraca

PE Teacher

Evelyn Santiago

Math Teacher

Anita Singh

ECE Science Teacher

Anabel Smith Porras

Extended Day Teacher

Pamela Stice

PE Teacher

Anupama Toutem

Math & Engineering Teacher

Sheena Vasudevan

Elementary Teacher

Sonia Vohra

ECE Teacher

Jennifer Wong

Elementary Teacher