Division of Humanities and Education
Professor of Childcare
Ed.D.- Adult Development and Continuing Education (Boston University)
M.S. - Leadership in ECE (Wheelock College)
B.S. (A.P.A.U., India)
My philosophy of education embraces theory and practice that supports and promotes unity in diversity. Unity is not uniformity, homogenization, or standardization. I believe that unity is about bringing and seeing the harmony between individuals, different perspectives, and many ways of being in this world. Unity, at the individual or personal level is about having a strong sense of inner self. It is also about being able to achieve a balance between the needs of the self and the demands of others. Implied in all of this is change and a change that results in a deeper understanding of self while respectfully accepting the differences in the 'other'.
In the process of trying to understand and serve the diverse constituents I have come to understand the intricate dynamic relationship and challenges in making policy and everyday practice uphold diversity, inclusion, and equity. Pluralism is at the heart of humanity and accepting this truth, I believe, makes me appreciate our diversity.
Professional Certificate in Child Life
Certificate in Montessori Teaching
Foundations of Leadership Certificate
Dismantling Racism Certificate
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Center for Creative Leadership Scholarship Award, Greensboro, NC (1997)
Mathematics Appreciation Award Pierce School Math League, Brookline, MA (1996)
President's Faculty Award, Mount Ida College, Newton, MA (1995)
Professional Development, Multicultural Education, and Reflective Practice