Mrs. Chanda Raisinghani
Trustee & President Education & Training
Chanda ma’am as she is lovingly called began a wonderful and beautiful journey in the felid of education when she started her career in Kolkata as a nursery teacher in the year 1974. Later, she taught the pre-primary and secondary sections too.
She went on to not only obtain her B.Ed but also most importantly, graduate from the London Montessori Center in 1990. She then joined the Indian Montessori Center in Kolkata where she was subsequently appointed the Vice-principal of the Montessori Teacher’s Training.
She moved to New Delhi in the year 1997 and started the groundwork on the Teacher’s Training Center. In 1999, a seed was sown and the rest as they say is history. More than a decade later, the Teacher Training Center that she started with just 12 students has grown in leaps and bounds.
During her search for an idealist Montessorian world her path crossed that of Shefali Verma, who after leading a successful career as a businesswoman had then become a mother and was in search of a perfect environment for her son.
Mrs. Raisinghani and Shefali met at the Montessori Teacher Training Center, which was packed with interns working with didactic Montessori method, Shefali finally knew she had found what she had been searching for. Thus, the realization of a passionate search culminated very smoothly into the natural birth of the “Ardee Montessori House of Children” in the year 2003.
Mrs. Raisinghani was appointed the “Member of the National Council of Teacher Education,” Government of India in 2006.
Taking this dream forward Mrs. Raisinghani and Shefali Verma started The Ardee School, Gurugram in 2008. Mrs. Raisinghani is also the Director Education at the Ardee Gurugram School.
Mrs. Raisinghani is actively involved in spreading the Montessori Education to the underprivileged children at MANZIL, by conducting educative programs. She integrates the underprivileged children of MANZIL, The Ardee Montessori School and The Teacher Training Center by running a Saturday school and by carrying out voluntary workshops and classes.
Mrs. Raisinghani also frequently conducts parent workshops not only in India but also around the world in countries like Slovenia, Singapore and the Philippines. Mrs. Raisinghani has also been involved in community social services in Kolkata.. Once she moved to Delhi, She became member of the All Indian Women’s Education Fund Association at lady Irwin College. One of the successful projects conducted by her was the “Legal Awareness”, funded by Ford Foundation for Women in Farooqnagar and Nooh districts in Gurugram.
Ms. Kumud Bisht
Principal - Sujan Singh Park & Gurugram
Kumud Bisht has been training teachers in Montessori for the last 15 years. She heads the Ardee Teacher Training Centre, Gurugram.
Passionate about Montessori education, she conducts workshops for teachers in various schools. She has helped set up Montessori environments in many schools in Delhi.
Her aim is to make a difference in early education sector by providing holistic training to teachers/ students to be good role models to our future generations.
Ms. Vandana Bhasin
Vandana Bhasin, Post graduate with a Montessori Diploma holder from IMC Kolkata, has been working with the Ardee school since 2007. Now she is a Teacher Trainer since September 2016, she brings in class room experience to the help the teacher trainees get a better understanding of Montessori Method.