Our Faculty

Our School Leaders

Gabe Ryan

Extended Day Supervisor
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Gagandeep Sahni

Assistant Director

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” — Henry Ford

Gagandeep Sahni has been working in the field of education for over 18 years. As a teacher, she was Stratford MGMP’s Campus Mentor and Leader in Training. She holds a Bachelor’s in Education, a Master’s in English Literature, and a specialization in Early Childhood Education (ECE). Ms. Sahni‘s warmth, caring, and strong relationship-building skills have made her a much-loved teacher, and she believes she will always remain a teacher at heart. Ms. Sahni considers it a privilege to join our leadership team at Stratford MGMP/MMS and the many talented teachers and students here. Ms. Sahni’s close partnerships with families have helped her build a well-knit community at MGMP. Her goal is to continue to provide a supportive climate and culture that is conducive to teaching and learning. By doing so, each student and teacher can grow to their highest potential.

Ms. Sahni feels blessed to be a mother of two awesome little people. She believes that all children thrive when they feel secure and cared for. She maintains high expectations for her own children and her students whom she loves as her own. She takes pride in knowing each of her student’s unique strengths and aspires to guide each student along his or her path. She wants her students to develop into productive human beings who work hard to become whatever they want to be when they grow up. 

 

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Deepali Deshmukh

Head of School

Deepali Deshmukh holds a Master’s degree in Biochemistry and an MBA in Human Resource Management. She found her passion for teaching after volunteering in her son’s classroom and realizing the joys of influencing young thinkers. She taught fifth grade for four years before stepping into educational leadership. She most enjoys seeing the flame of curiosity in classrooms as students grapple with real-world problems and collaborate to come up with creative solutions. The children’s giggles and laughter make school her happy place. She enjoys working with her community to create a culture of belonging and thinking for every student and faculty member.

Mrs. Deshmukh is proud to belong to Stratford where every child’s individuality is seen and celebrated.

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Najmus Huda

Director of Early Childhood Education & Kindergarten

“I take pride in knowing each of my students and their families.”

Najmus has been a part of the Stratford School family for over ten years, and has more than 15 years of experience in the field of education. Before taking on her current role as a Director of Early Childhood Education at Stratford School’s Milpitas campus, Najmus taught elementary and kindergarten students and served as a preschool and pre-kindergarten principal in San Francisco.

Najmus was part of the original STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) team at Stratford School, and has contributed numerous other activities to the Stratford curriculum.

As both a teacher and an administrator, Najmus has developed hundreds of valuable relationships over the years. She firmly believes that a student thrives both academically and emotionally when there is a partnership between school and parents.

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Cecily Greer

Elementary Director
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Evelyn Salyphanh

Assistant Director of Middle School

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is like no education at all.” – Aristotle

Evelyn Salyphanh has been working in the field of education for over 14 years. Before taking on her current role as the Middle School Assistant Director, Evelyn taught Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, 3rd-8th Grade Music, and Middle School Speech, Debate, and Theatre. In addition, Evelyn has also served in leadership roles at both the Santa Clara Pomeroy and Sunnyvale Raynor Middle School campuses.

Evelyn has a passion for helping students and teachers grow. She believes that providing a well-balanced education that focuses on teaching the whole child, as well as a fun and safe learning environment, is the key to success. Evelyn always found a way to inspire and motivate her students when she was teaching in the classroom. Now she is excited to do the same with the students, teachers, and staff here at the Milpitas Great Mall Parkway campus.

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Michelle-Hang Truong

Assistant Director, Early Childhood Education & Kindergarten

Michelle has been working in the field of education for over 14 years. Before taking on her current role as the Assistant Director of Early Childhood Education & Kindergarten, Michelle taught Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Science at Stratford.

Michelle believes that students learn best in a safe and fun hands-on learning environment where they can easily engage and collaborate. She has experienced the impressive impact of Stratford’s well-balanced curriculum firsthand. Noting that by addressing both the academic and social/emotional needs, students are encouraged to safely reach farther, learn with authentic excitement, and blossom into their unique selves. Michelle is excited to be a part of the MGMP leadership team where she looks forward to getting to know the Stratford Milpitas families and helping to build an inclusive community where all feel welcome.

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Apeksha Anand

Director of Admissions
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Our Faculty

Frittzia Alanis Bailon

Extended Day Teacher

Andrea Alatorre

Extended Day Teacher

Sanjivani Ambre

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Lori Azevedo

Kindergarten Teacher

Maheswari Balasubramanian

Substitute Preschool Teacher

Naveena Bompelly

Extended Day Teacher

Nhuco Bon

Kindergarten Teacher

Rachel Bratt

Drama Teacher

William Brown

Language Arts Teacher

Scott Canha

Athletic Director & PE Teacher

Jessica Castro

Extended Day Teacher

Noha Chahal Akkari

2nd Grade Teacher

Moumita Chakravartty

Office Administrator

Angelica Chavez

Spanish Teacher
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Chung-Wei Chu

Computer Science Teacher

Ashley Correia

Extended Day Teacher

Ricardo Correia

PE Teacher

Diana Crisostomo

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Jensine De Haro

3rd Grade Teacher

Jenn-Eira Delara

Garima Dua

Preschool Substitute Teacher

Jennifer Dutra

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Shahin Fazal

Kindergarten Teacher

Teodora Gonzalez

Preschool Teacher

Gurbani Gulati

Substitute Teacher

Shivani Gupta

5th Grade Teacher

Liza Hong

Office Administrator

Madison Hussin

Extended Day Teacher

Adriana Iragorry Saras

Spanish Teacher

Mehernaaz Irani

3rd Grade Teacher

Juhi Jairath

2nd Grade Teacher

Aarthi Janakiraman

Engineering Teacher

Shobhna Jani

4th Grade Teacher

Lillian Juo

Extended Day Teacher

Kelly Kanemori

1st Grade Teacher

Ashmeet Kaur

4th Grade Teacher

Saher Khoja

Preschool Teacher

Savita Kohli

On-Call Substitute Teacher

Rose Le

Preschool Teacher

Julia Malakiman

Substitute Teacher

Amita Mandal

1st Grade Teacher

Alyssa Mapanao

Science Teacher

Tatiana McChesney

Math and Science Teacher

Rohini Nayyar

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Paige Nguyen

Extended Day Teacher

Theresa Nguyen

5th Grade Teacher

Sandy Pai

Extended Day Teacher

Sarah Pak

History Teacher

Karishma Parikh

1st Grade Teacher

Shahana Parveen

Extended Day Teacher

Swapna Patil-Rajesh

Preschool Substitute Teacher

Yen Phung

Math Teacher

Marianne Prum

Office Administrator

Lekhana Revankar

Science Teacher

Erandy Rizo

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Sian Russon

Language Arts Teacher

Dyral Saengsouliyeth

Extended Day Teacher

Christine Sagun

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Simarprit Saini

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Prasanna Sathishkumaar

1st Grade Teacher

Nitika Sharma

Computer Teacher

Pavithra Sivaraman

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Sumi Subodh

Kindergarten Teacher

Kendra Symonds

Orchestra Teacher

Voon Tan

Music Teacher

Sudha Rani Tanari

Extended Day Teacher

Jing Tang

Preschool/ Pre-K Floater Teacher

Yasmine Valenzuela-Cortez

Preschool Teacher

Erik Vang

Extended Day Teacher

Ashita Vyas

Kindergarten Teacher

Alia Williams

Preschool Teacher

Xiaoyun Yang

On-Call Substitute Teacher

Wenjia Zhai

Music Teacher