The Institute consists of some of the most experienced, erudite and dedicated faculty in the field of Montessori Education in India. We are headed by the Trustees.
IIMS Committee and Faculty:
The faculty of the Institute draws upon the trustees and the members of the committee, and changes from year to year. Beside the regular members of staff, the institute also has a set of visiting faculty. Care is taken to see that the faculty of the Institute stay connected to work in the field through consultation at the schools affiliated to the IMA. At times, a number of younger Montessorians are taking training under the seniors to fill some of the posts. Apart from the handling of classes, many of the institute staff act as coordinators to various projects and Research programs.
The List of the Faculty and administration of IIMS is as follows:
Name and Details:
Chairman of the Trust and Course Director: Prof Rajendra Gupta
Vice Chairman of the Trust and Co-Director: Radha Nagraj
Secretary: Nandini Prakash
Trustee and Faculty: Aparna Desraj Urs
Trustee and Faculty:Shahnaz Shakeer
Gowthami Bhargav: B.Sc from Shimoga, and an alumnus of IIMS, Gowthami joined the Institute team when it was constituted in 2008. Sensorial Activities, and Arithmetic at the preprimary have been her chief domain. She provides consultation for the preprimary part of many schools under IMA, and is a part of the Committee for Hosa Chiguru and is now branching into the primary work. Her work has been published in several papers.
Usha Rani Has been working with IIMS on and off in the first few years. Since the last couple of years, she has been a part of the regular faculty, specialising in Exercises of Practical Life and Geometry. She is also the coordinator of the pre-primary course conducted by IIMS at HSR Layout and a consultant at the IMA schools.
Saraswathi N L Known as Saraswathi Balasubramaniam, she was one of the pillars of the Institute during its inception, handling everything from admissions to exams, supply of books to supervising practice classes. She continues to fulfil some of the duties diligently, and acts as the coordinator of the Infant Course. She was voted the most outstanding Montessorian of the year in 2011 by the members of IMA.
Vijaya Vardarajan – Visiting faculty
Apart from her AMI Montessori pre-primary training. Vijaya Varadarajan also holds an AMI special education certificate from Munich, Germany . She has 20 years of experience of working with normal and handicapped children in Montessori schools. She has presented papers at various seminars, conducted training courses in Montessori Medical Pedagogy, given workshops on special education in a number of places in India and in Munich, Germany. She handles theory sessions at IIMS and has acted as Co-Director in the absence of Radha Nagaraj on several occasions.
Visiting Faculty : Rama K
Visiting Faculty: Rekha Babu
Project coordinators: Some of the programs of the Institute require the support and help of dedicated staff. These capable and hardworking Montessorians have ensured that our outreach programs are functioning very well.
Smt. Rama K.: Alumnus and Visiting faculty at IIMS. Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from the University of Agriculture. Has attended the Erdkinder training in US.Worked for four years with primary children at the Anweshana Montessori House of children. Has been the director of the primary class at Namma Shaale for last 7 years and is currently directing the adolescent class. Handles theory and psychology sessions for the primary.
Smt. Rekha Babu : Alumnus and Visiting faculty at IIMS. Holds a bachelor’s Degree in Science and has done her Masters in Social work. Been a part of Women and Child Welfare Department for several years.
She is the Director of the Primary Branch of Ankitha Montessori School, Tumkur.
Handles Zoology and Chemistry for primary.