Our Faculty

Our School Leaders

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 she volunteered in her son’s classroom and realized 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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Neena Bhave

Director of Upper School

A passionate educator for three decades, Ms. Neena Bhave has been a teacher, Director, and Principal.  Most recently, Ms. Bhave served as the Head of School at Stratford’s Palo Alto Campus and ably led that campus for the past five years. Although she thoroughly enjoyed her role, Ms. Bhave realized that her true passion and purpose is helping her Middle School students reach for the stars. As Stratford’s Director of Upper School, she is excited about the prospect of having more time to get to know each of her middle school students, enjoy their sense of humor, and facilitate their growth through learning adventures.

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Cecily Greer

Director of Lower School

With over ten years in the field of education, Cecily Greer taught second, third, and fifth grades before she stepped into a leadership role. Ms. Greer’s passion for instructional leadership along with her rich experience in curriculum design and coaching are evident every time she steps into the classroom. Her students love her straight-faced sense of humor and cannot wait to share their latest learning adventure with their director. While Ms. Greer may find it hard to pick her favorite subject, her students have a hypothesis that Grammar might be her absolute favorite.

Ms. Greer looks forward to getting to know her students and helping them grow and flourish at school.

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Michelle-Hang Truong

Director of Early Childhood Education & Kindergarten

Michelle has been working in the field of education for over fifteen years. Michelle was the Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Science teacher at MGMP before she entered leadership. She is excited to take on the responsibility of leading Early Childhood Education & Kindergarten at Stratford MGMP.

Michelle believes that students learn best in a safe and fun hands-on learning environment where they can easily engage and collaborate with each other. She has experienced the impressive impact of Stratford’s well-balanced curriculum firsthand. Addressing the academic and social/emotional needs of children encourages students 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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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 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. She considers it a privilege to join our leadership team at Stratford MGMP/MMS. 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. 

 

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Ashley Correia

Extended Day Supervisor

Ashley Correia has worked as our Middle School Study Hall Teacher and has also helped in multiple elementary classrooms. Ashley has built relationships with our students and has earned their respect. Her students’ parents appreciate her warmth and attention to their children’s well-being. Ashley firmly believes in Nelson Mandela’s reminder, “It always seems impossible until it’s done”. An education major at Ohlone Colege, Ms. Correia believes in leading her team by example and with empathy. She can’t wait to see what her students can create and do during Extended Day.

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Our Faculty

Sanjivani Ambre

Kindergarten Teacher

Lori Azevedo

Kindergarten Teacher

Maheswari Balasubramanian

Substitute Preschool Teacher

Shipra Bali

5th Grade Teacher

Gayatri Bhide

2nd Grade Teacher

Nhuco Bon

Kindergarten Teacher

Rachel Bratt

Middle School Drama & Choir Teacher

Scott Canha

Middle School Athletic Director & PE Coach

Melissa Castillo

Extended Day Teacher

Jessica Castro

Extended Day Teacher

Moumita Chakravartty

2nd Grade Teacher

Chung-Wei Chu

Middle School Computer Science Teacher

Augusta Coquis

Spanish Teacher

Ricardo Correia

PE Teacher

Diana Crisostomo

Preschool Teacher

Garima Dua

Preschool Substitute Teacher

Mabel Duran

Middle School Language Arts Teacher

Jennifer Dutra

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Shahin Fazal

Kindergarten Teacher

Christina Gardner

Middle School History & Specialty Teacher

Katherine Gonzalez

3rd Grade Teacher

Teodora Gonzalez

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Shivani Gupta

4th Grade Teacher

Carolyn Hoang

Extended Day Teacher

Liza Hong

Office Administrator

Madison Hussin

Extended Day Teacher

Mehernaaz Irani

3rd Grade Teacher

Juhi Jairath

5th Grade Teacher

Shobhna Jani

4th Grade Teacher

Lillian Juo

Extended Day Teacher

Kelly Kanemori

1st Grade Teacher

Ashmeet Kaur

Elementary Floater Teacher

Saher Khoja

Preschool Teacher

Grace Kim

Elementary Floater Teacher

Savita Kohli

Preschool/ Pre-K Substitute Teacher

Rose Le

Preschool Teacher

Amita Mandal

1st Grade Teacher

Deepa Manguluru

2nd Grade Teacher

Alyssa Mapanao

Science Teacher

Tatiana McChesney

Middle School Math Teacher

Vishalakshi Nanjundan

Extended Day Teacher

Rohini Nayyar

Kindergarten Teacher

Paige Nguyen

Extended Day Teacher

Theresa Nguyen

Middle School Language Arts Teacher

Monica Pacheco-Giles

Elementary Spanish Teacher

Sandy Pai

Extended Day Teacher

Sarah Pak

Middle School History Teacher

Karishma Parikh

1st Grade Teacher

Shahana Parveen

Extended Day Teacher

Swapna Patil-Rajesh

Preschool/ Pre-K Floater Teacher

Yen Phung

Middle School Math Teacher

Anindita Poddar

Preschool Teacher

Marianne Prum

Office Administrator

Lekhana Revankar

Middle School Science Teacher

Clarissa Robinos

Middle School Spanish Teacher

Sian Russon

Middle School Language Arts Teacher

Dyral Saengsouliyeth

Extended Day Teacher

Christine Sagun

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Simarprit Saini

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Crystal Saldivar

Extended Day Teacher

Prasanna Sathishkumaar

1st Grade Teacher

Nitika Sharma

Elementary Computer Science Teacher

Sruthi Sidigidda

Preschool Teacher

Pavithra Sivaraman

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Sumi Subodh

3rd Grade Teacher

Voon Tan

Music Teacher

Sudha Rani Tanari

Extended Day Teacher

Jing Tang

Preschool/ Pre-K Floater Teacher

Tessa Trautner

Middle School Science & Engineering Teacher

Yasmine Valenzuela-Cortez

Preschool Teacher

Erik Vang

Extended Day Teacher

Laura Vasquez

Extended Day Teacher

Linh Vuong

Extended Day Teacher

Ashita Vyas

Kindergarten Teacher

Renuga Vythilingam

Extended Day Teacher

Clare Xiaoyun Yang

5th Grade Teacher

Madeline Zamora

Extended Day Teacher