Hi, my name is Amrita Ghai and I am the Director and Head Teacher of Curious Explorers Academy. My love for working with children started over 10 years ago when I was working as a nanny. This led me to earn my BA in Child and Adolescent Development and a Master's in Educational Administration.
Since then I have taught preschool and elementary school students and that has solidified my passion for education and shaping our future community. My favorite age group to work with are 3 and 4 year olds because it is a very impressionable age and I want to initiate their love of learning early. I founded Curious Explorers Academy for these reasons and because it brings me great joy to see children happy when they have learned something new.
Through working with elementary school students, I have seen the skills students needed to be successful and our curriculum is scaffolded to give children the tools to thrive.
Hello, new children, my name is Sheri Dillard. I have worked in Early Education for 14 years, with children ranging from ages 0 thru 6 years of age. I currently have 23 units in Early Eduction from Ohlone College. My experience includes working in both large child care centers and in home centers. My favorite thing about working with children is watching them learn, grow, and explore their environment. I look forward with working all of you!
Hi, my name is Diana Torres. I am the part time lead teacher at Curious Explorers Academy. I have a strong passion in working with young children. From babysitting to volunteering at preschools for class assignments, it has led to my love and dedication in working with children ages 3 and 4 years old. I have worked in public and private settings within this age group. I enjoy this age where they gain independence in social, emotional and physical settings. It is a wonderful experience as an educator to help them develop the tools they can use in their everyday life. I currently have 18 units in Early Childhood Education from Skyline College and continue to further my own education. I look forward to meeting you all!
Ms. Aloo Puri
Ms. Aloo ("Potato" in Hindi) Puri is our teacher in training and head of security. She loves collecting sticks, fetching balls, cuddling and taking long naps in the sun. She spends her mornings waiting at the door for her students to arrive and greets them with kisses. On weekends she enjoys hiking, spending time exploring and napping.
Aloo is a playful shepherd mix who helps teach our students empathy, confidence and responsibility.