Faculty

DIRECTOR

Anita Eipe Abraham

A special education needs (SEN) professional with the expertise and skills of working with children with special needs for over 12 years. The expertise she comes with includes establishing and developing an inclusive and supportive environment for children with different abilities in a main stream environment. Anita Eipe has worked as an emotional well-being counsellor for students and parents to make inclusion a possibility for all concerned. In the field of counselling She addresses behaviour issues and parenting concerns, by using techniques of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), TA(Transactional analysis) and CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)

Anita advocates Early Intervention for the best impact and early inclusion for effective education for children with special needs. She believes that the society has a moral obligation and an unsaid responsibility to include every individual to be a productive member. She believes in educating all in the possibilities of making inclusion happen.

TEACHING STAFF

Our teachers are all special educators trained from reputed institutes like Spastic Society of India and KPMRC. Our teachers are chosen for being much more than the educational qualification they have. They are a part of Samatha because of their compassionate and empathetic ways. They have a dedication to their profession that aligns with our Philosophy.

We have a high student teacher ration of 3 students to 1 teacher. In some cases we also have a teacher working one-on-one with students. We have a helping staff who are caring and empathetic by nature. They are constantly available for any support any child may need.

Bindu Mariam is an enthusiastic and kind hearted teacher who works with a firmness that leaves her students feeling safe and secure. Her education includes a Certificate course in Inclusive Education from Spastic Society of Karnataka.

Vidhya has trained and worked in the field of special needs for many years. She has varied skills and enjoys incorporating them in her plans for the students.

Sindia Balan plays a vital role in the organization with her administrative skills. She keeps order and encourages and supports changes for the better.

Divya Kandupudi is a young enthusiastic educator with a passion for making a difference in the lives of young children. Her gentle and caring attitude makes her an asset at Samatha.

Gayathri.K has got her training to work with children with special needs and comes with experience of working in mainstream education systems. She enjoys teaching and is enthusiastic about every session when she can engage with students.

Nandini C.M has had a few years teaching in mainstream pre-primary classes and has enhanced her skills with a training in special needs education. She particularly enjoys working with the nurture group of children.

Priyanka Das works at Samatha as an assistant teacher and is a valuable asset to the environment. She is enthusiastic and is very helpful with organizing the resources.

Geena Pallan has been trained as a special educator which adds to the experience she has as a preschool teacher.  She has exemplary child handling skills and students benefit from her calm demeanour.

Rachel Mathew has a master’s degree from UK and has valuable experience of working with children with special needs. She takes remedial sessions at Samatha and is systematic and clear in her planning and execution.

Nikita Girdhar  is a psychology student and she volunteers her time at Samatha to teach during remedial sessions. Her open mindedness and inclusive attitude is an asset to our environment.

Evelyn has a Masters in Psychology and is an enthusiastic teacher who particularly enjoys working with young children. She enjoys music and sports and includes her passions in her teaching sessions at Samatha.