Leadership

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Dr. Dayananda Pai

Dr. Dayananda Pai is a prominent educationist, philanthropist and leading developer in Bangalore city. Apart from being the managing trustee of the school, Dr. Pai is also the Board Trustee of B.M.S college and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and is the syndicate member of Manipal Universities and the National Institute of Technology, Suratkal and the former syndicate member of Mangalore University.

Dr. Pai has been awarded the Karnataka Udyog Award and the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award for initiatives revolving social and charitable activities. He was conferred an Honorary Doctorate by Mangalore University for his exceptional contribution to the field of education and philanthropy.

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Dr. Kiran Pai (Ed.D.)

Dr. Kiran Pai is the Director of Vidyashilp Academy,Vidyasagar Preschools and Vidyashilp Schools. She has also founded and educational initiative - Connectivate, a conference platform for educators and students. Agents of Change, another initiative is a social work model for empathy that aims to enable students to become active, compassionate citizens. Though she is one of the youngest education entrepreneurs in the country, she has nearly a decade of experience in the field of K-12 management and is involved in overall strategic management, development and administration of the school.

Dr. Kiran holds a PhD in organizational change and leadership from the University of Southern California - Rossier School of Education. She has been recently appointed to the Board of Advisors at the Dalham Foundation -an independent Not for Profit social enterprise dedicated to advance, promote and practice Creative and Liberal Education as a lifelong endeavor. .

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Ms. Kalai Selvi

Ms. Kalai Selvi’s association with the school, since its inception in 1997, as a founding teacher, Coordinator and Deputy Principal, has provided her with a thorough understanding of the nuances of school leadership. Ms. Selvi is a distinguished educationist, an outstanding instructional leader and a warm and compassionate mentor who is deeply engaged with students' aspirations and well-being.

Her personal educational beliefs align perfectly with Vidyashilp Academy’s core values, along with the school’s vision to enable children to do well and do good. To her new role, as the Head of School she brings not only experience and enthusiasm but also inclusive leadership and a commitment to strengthen students' ‘academic experience at school.