The Green Acres Academy:

a school by The Acres Foundation.

We are a school from The Acres Foundation – an educational think-tank that is charting new pathways for education in India. Led by a team of academics from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Wharton, and other global institutions, TGAA’s focus is to become an effective and efficient school that delivers global education for an Indian context and empowers students to become changemakers.

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Our values

Do the right thing

We are transparent and honest with all stakeholders. We aim to do the right thing.

Collaborate

Our strength lies in our team’s social, cultural, and professional diversity. We engage stakeholders in consultation, to leverage unique perspectives before reaching conclusions. We work together because our work is better that way, and the consequences of decisions and actions affect us all.

Trust each other

We believe that all our team members are well-intentioned and capable. ​We accept responsibility and hold ourselves accountable to being timely and efficient.

Go the extra mile

We are not afraid to go the extra mile.
We are a passionate, resilient, purpose driven and determined to undertake our audacious mission.

Be a changemaker

The world has never been better, sure, but there is still room for progress and we want to be a part of driving it. We take risks, think outside the box, and look for 
innovative solutions to complex problems.
We wish to leave the world better than we found it.

Keep improving

We strive to be better every day, we do not rest on our laurels. We use data to constantly reflect on action, and devise innovative and sustainable interventions to keep improving.

Our team

The Acres Foundation Leadership

The Acres Foundation Leadership

Rohan Parikh
Chairperson
M. Ed., Johns Hopkins University
MBA, INSEAD
B. Sc. Econ., The Wharton School of Business
Tejas Parekh
Group CEO and Director of Operations
Masters in Marketing & Management,
Southampton School
Radhika Zahedi
Director of Teaching & Curriculum
M.A. (Mathematics Education), Columbia University
B. Engineering, Mumbai University
Ruchita Chopra
Chief People Officer
Masters in Psychology, IGNOU
Diversity & Inclusion Program, Purdue University
Program in School Management & Leadership
Application, Harvard University
Bonny Bhansali
Head of Education Operations
M.A. (History), Mumbai University
B. Ed., Mumbai University
Sanyukta Bafna
Vice President of Hybrid Digital Curriculum Design
Head of Citizenship Program
M. Ed. (Teaching & Curriculum), Columbia University
Jehangir Hilloona
Vice President (Operations & Administration)
B.Com Graduate
Surendranath Chidambaranath
Deputy General Manager (Administration)
MBA (Finance & Business Analysis), Liverpool
Business School, UK
M.Com., Mumbai University
B.Com. (Accounts & Finance), Mumbai University
Noella Samuel
Head of Special Education Needs
(SEN) – Academics
M.Ed. (Special Education), Flinders University
B.Ed., St. Xavier’s Institute of Education
B.A., Mumbai University
Siamack Zahedi
Director of Education & Research
Doctorate in Education, Johns Hopkins University
M. Ed., Columbia University
Aaditya Lohana
Executive Director
Founder, Lohana's Test Series
Anuj Iyer
Chief Analytics Officer
M. Ed., Harvard University
Abhishek Mishra
Head of Admissions
B.A. (Hons) Statistics- Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
P.G.P.M. (Marketing), Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune
P.G.D.B.A., Emeritus Institute of Management, Singapore
Smriti Parikh
HOD, SS | Head of Literacy Programs
M.Ed. (Learning and Teaching), Harvard Graduate School of Education
B.M.M., Sophia College, Mumbai
Pooja Harlalka
Head of Special Education Needs (SEN) - Counselling
Head of LEAPED (SEL) Program
Licensed Mental Health Counsellor, Psychotherapist
M. Ed. (Mental Health Counselling), Columbia University
M.A. (Psychological Counselling), Columbia University
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, William Alanson Institute
Ashish Singh Rana
Assistant General Manager (IT)
Postgraduate in IT and Business Management
Mehernaz Eshraghi
Hybrid Digital Curriculum Designer
M.Ed. (Language and Literacy), Harvard
Graduate School of Education
B. Com., Mumbai University
Rohan Parikh
Chairperson
M. Ed., Johns Hopkins University
MBA, INSEAD
B. Sc. Econ., The Wharton School of Business
Siamack Zahedi
Director of Education & Research
Doctorate in Education, Johns Hopkins University
M. Ed., Columbia University
Tejas Parekh
Group CEO and Director of Operations
Masters in Marketing & Management,
Southampton School
Aaditya Lohana
Executive Director
Founder, Lohana's Test Series
Radhika Zahedi
Director of Teaching & Curriculum
M.A. (Mathematics Education), Columbia University
B. Engineering, Mumbai University
Anuj Iyer
Chief Analytics Officer
M. Ed., Harvard University
Ruchita Chopra
Chief People Officer
Masters in Psychology, IGNOU
Diversity & Inclusion Program, Purdue University
Program in School Management & Leadership
Application, Harvard University
Abhishek Mishra
Head of Admissions
B.A. (Hons) Statistics- Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
P.G.P.M. (Marketing), Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune
P.G.D.B.A., Emeritus Institute of Management, Singapore
Bonny Bhansali
Head of Education Operations
M.A. (History), Mumbai University
B. Ed., Mumbai University
Smriti Parikh
HOD, SS | Head of Literacy Programs
M.Ed. (Learning and Teaching), Harvard Graduate School of Education
B.M.M., Sophia College, Mumbai
Sanyukta Bafna
Vice President of Hybrid Digital Curriculum Design
Head of Citizenship Program
M. Ed. (Teaching & Curriculum), Columbia University
Pooja Harlalka
Head of Special Education Needs (SEN) - Counselling
Head of LEAPED (SEL) Program
Licensed Mental Health Counsellor, Psychotherapist
M. Ed. (Mental Health Counselling), Columbia University
M.A. (Psychological Counselling), Columbia University
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, William Alanson Institute
Jehangir Hilloona
Vice President (Operations & Administration)
B.Com Graduate
Ashish Singh Rana
Assistant General Manager (IT)
Postgraduate in IT and Business Management
Surendranath Chidambaranath
Deputy General Manager (Administration)
MBA (Finance & Business Analysis), Liverpool
Business School, UK
M.Com., Mumbai University
B.Com. (Accounts & Finance), Mumbai University
Mehernaz Eshraghi
Hybrid Digital Curriculum Designer
M.Ed. (Language and Literacy), Harvard
Graduate School of Education
B. Com., Mumbai University
Noella Samuel
Head of Special Education Needs
(SEN) – Academics
M.Ed. (Special Education), Flinders University
B.Ed., St. Xavier’s Institute of Education
B.A., Mumbai University

The Green Acres Academy Chembur Leadership

TGAA Chembur Leadership

Radhika Zahedi
School Director - TGAA, Chembur
M.A. (Mathematics Education), Columbia University
B. Engineering, Mumbai University
Shefhalika Ashar
Vice Principal - TGAA, Chembur
M.A. (History), Madurai University
B. Ed., Mumbai University
Gesu Jain
Primary Headmistress
B.Com, Delhi University
B.Ed., MD University
MBA, Amity University
Bonny Bhansali
Principal - TGAA, Chembur
M.A. (History), Mumbai University
B. Ed., Mumbai University
Dakshata Kadam
Pre-Primary Academic Head - TGAA, Chembur
B.A. (Psychology), ECCED Asian International College
Diploma in Montessori Education, Association
Montessori International
Radhika Zahedi
School Director - TGAA, Chembur
M.A. (Mathematics Education), Columbia University
B. Engineering, Mumbai University
Bonny Bhansali
Principal - TGAA, Chembur
M.A. (History), Mumbai University
B. Ed., Mumbai University
Shefhalika Ashar
Vice Principal - TGAA, Chembur
M.A. (History), Madurai University
B. Ed., Mumbai University
Dakshata Kadam
Pre-Primary Academic Head - TGAA, Chembur
B.A. (Psychology), ECCED Asian International College
Diploma in Montessori Education, Association
Montessori International
Gesu Jain
Primary Headmistress
B.Com, Delhi University
B.Ed., MD University
MBA, Amity University

The Green Acres Academy Mulund Leadership

TGAA Mulund Leadership

Ankeeta Bhardwaj
Principal - TGAA, Mulund
M.A. (English Literature), University of Mumbai
B.Ed., University of Mumbai
B.M.M., Sophia College for Women
Afza Butt
HOD – Early Childhood
B.A. (English Literature) University of Mumbai,
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI),
Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers (CIDTT)
Namrata Agarwal
Vice Principal - TGAA, Mulund
M.A (Applied Economics), Utkal University
B.Ed., D.Y. Patil University
Nikhat Aga
Instructional Head
Business Management (Finance Major), Mumbai University
Teach for India, Alumna
Ankeeta Bhardwaj
Principal - TGAA, Mulund
M.A. (English Literature), University of Mumbai
B.Ed., University of Mumbai
B.M.M., Sophia College for Women
Namrata Agarwal
Vice Principal - TGAA, Mulund
M.A (Applied Economics), Utkal University
B.Ed., D.Y. Patil University
Afza Butt
HOD – Early Childhood
B.A. (English Literature) University of Mumbai,
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI),
Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers (CIDTT)
Nikhat Aga
Instructional Head
Business Management (Finance Major), Mumbai University
Teach for India, Alumna