Our Faculty

Our School Leaders

Swathi Krishnan

Head of School

“I strive to create enriched experiences that support and encourage each child as they embark on their educational journey.”

Swathi Krishan has been a treasured member of the Stratford family for 18 years, starting as a beloved preschool teacher at Stratford Sunnyvale Washington Park in 2006 and seamlessly moving into the role of well-respected school leader at Stratford Fremont Osgood in 2012. Now, as the Head of School of Santa Clara Winchester campus, Swathi brings a vibrant love for teaching and an active mission to share her skills and seasoned wisdom with her teachers, empowering them to reach their full potential as educators. Additionally, she strives to nurture meaningful relationships with her students, teachers, and staff, working to build strong bonds with the families in her school community. Swathi has been joyfully leading the Santa Clara Winchester campus since 2021.

Swathi lives by T.S. Eliot’s quote, “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” She is excited to expand the impact and reach of Stratford’s hands-on STEAM learning and warm, nurturing classroom environment within the Santa Clara community.


Shirley Tung

Assistant Director

“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”

Shirley believes that a quality education goes beyond just memorizing information. Her goal is to nurture curious, creative, and critical thinkers who will make a positive impact on the world.

As Assistant Director, Shirley brings extensive experience in education and a passion for technology and innovation. After earning her Computer and Electrical Engineering degree, she served as Director of Admissions at Stratford San Jose, Los Gatos, and Almaden Campus. She gained valuable insight into building an inclusive, supportive community where students from all backgrounds can thrive. Academic excellence and ethics are central pillars of our school.


Our Faculty

Gauri Bhargava

Preschool Teacher

Voichita Erdei

Preschool Teacher

Shalini Hamsala

Computer Science Teacher

Rene Hartwig

PE Teacher

Edith Hernández

Spanish Teacher

Neelofar Jaffer

Office Administrator

Brenda Julienne

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Jeannie Krenzer

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Virginia Lou

Music Teacher

Milicent Low

Kindergarten Teacher

Mariela Loza

Lunch and Extended Day Teacher

Madhubala Purohit

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Nancy Morales

Lunch and Extended Day Teacher

Sharon Oller

Lunch and Extended Day Teacher

Rupali Pongurlekar

Kindergarten Teacher

Mallory Powers Ryan

First Grade Teacher

Minu Pradhan

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Shyla Ramakrishnan

Kindergarten Teacher

Suranjana Saha

Elementary Teacher

Malathi Saravanan

Second Grade Teacher

Sonal Soni

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Lisa Weiss

Transitional Kindergarten Teacher