Our Faculty

Our School Leaders

Asit Anand

Head of School

“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 11 years and has over 20 years of experience in private elementary education. Before taking on her current role as the Head of School, she served as Elementary Principal at Stratford’s Pleasanton campus and the Director of Lower Schools at the Fremont Osgood campus. 

Asita’s personal philosophy of striving for excellence through continuous improvement is a perfect match for Stratford’s high expectations. Her vision is to create a dynamic learning environment that fosters reasoning, collaboration, and positive challenges, nurturing each child’s potential. This alignment with Stratford’s philosophy instills confidence in her leadership.

As a community, Asita appreciates that Stratford balances traditional pedagogy with innovation.

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Amina Saiyed

Director of Early Childhood Education

“As teachers, we should not just be providing answers to questions.”

Amina Saiyed has 13 years of experience in the field of education, and currently serves as the Director of Early Education at Stratford School’s Pleasanton campus.

As a teacher, Amina strives to encourage young minds to challenge boundaries and ask questions. She firmly believes that teaching should be about how to find answers to their questions. In this way, educators can help stretch the boundaries of children’s imaginations to ensure that they are ready for the challenges of the 21st century.

Amina’s passion has always been working with young children, and at Stratford, she gets the opportunity to do just that!

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Angelica Jauregui

Assistant Director
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Ambika Sachdev

Director of Admissions
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Our Faculty

Jacqueline Aliaga

Science Teacher

Charlene Angeles

2nd Grade Teacher

Farheen Bandukwala

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Sailee Bondre

4th Grade Teacher

Minuta Botea

5th Garde Teacher

Linh Cavanas

1st Grade Teacher

Poulomi Chakraborty

Kindergarten Teacher

Bhawna Chanana

2nd Grade Teacher

Prajakta Deore

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Elizabeth Fonseca

Spanish Teacher

Angelica Gonzalez

Spanish Teacher

Neeraja Gopal

Preschool Teacher

Susan Hahn

Music Teacher

Namwar Hasnat

Transitional Kindergarten Teacher

Noushin Jiwani

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Vijayalaxmi Kadapatti

Preschool Teacher

Vidya Krishnakumar

Computer Science Teacher

Nivedita Ladha

Preschool Teacher

Julie Lien

1st Grade Teacher

Chun-Cheng (Ms.Jenny) Lin

Music Teacher

Vanitha Mahesh

3rd Grade Teacher

Isha Mohanty

3rd Grade Teacher

Sandhya Morbad

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Farahnaz Mostaghim

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Amutha Narendiran

Preschool Teacher

Swathi Narendra

Kindergarten Teacher

Vasanthi Perumal

5th Grade Teacher

George Pimentel

3rd Grade Teacher

Marelin Polanco

Early Preschool Teacher

Kamilah Powell

Kindergarten Teacher

Deepa Rathod

Librarian

Arifa Shafi

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Sneh Sharma

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Aditi Sheth

Kindergarten Teacher

Lilian Silva

PE Teacher

Ruchika Sood

1st Grade Teacher

Srividya Srikanth

Kindergarten Teacher

Pallavi Srivastava

2nd Grade Teacher

Lien Tran

4th Grade Teacher

Madhuri Vadrevu

Kindergarten Teacher

Grisell Velazquez

Music Teacher

Kathryn Wanamaker

5th Grade Teacher