KA EduAssociates (KA) is co-founded by two award-winning educators, Gitika Kishanchandani and Fatima Agarkar.
Gitika, an MPhil in English Literature, believes that the vision for learning in the 21st century must be to align student learning outcomes with skill-based teaching. She took to teaching with a natural flair and ability and has empowered close to ten thousand children over thirty years across curricula- ICSE and Cambridge. As the Founding Principal of a leading South Mumbai school, she guided teachers and students through the affiliation process and is now committed to creating centres of academic excellence in her journey ahead as Co-Founder of KA. She is also on the board of the 'Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Bombay Teachers’ Training College, Mumbai and Vice President of the Early Childhood Association (ECA). A compassionate, ‘life-long learner’, her passion for teaching English coupled with her love for all things literary, will one day enable her to author her own book.
Education Pioneer, Fatima has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from England, apart from her B.ED and ECCE and began her journey in the corporate world. She was adjudged Education World’s “Top 50 Young Educators” in 2014 and is also the recipient of several awards for outstanding contribution to education in 2013, 2015. The most recent being the Young Achiever’s Award in March 2017 that recognises women in different walks of life for innovative practices in their chosen field. Commerzbank, Times of India and Egon Zender International as diverse organizations were the perfect foundation before she was involved in the set up of three premier K-12 national and international schools in Mumbai. Having gathered tremendous experience as a result of managing 18 national and international schools including pre-schools and a school for children with learning difficulties, with which she has been associated with, Fatima now aims to create more opportunities for stakeholders in the education space with a passion for teacher training, special needs and sports. Pioneering, “out of box” and a risk taker, Fatima’s love for children defines her passion for the team she leads. Fatima is also the Vice President for the Early Childhood Association in India, a forum for the network of pre-schools in India; Advisory Board Member of Lit O Fest – Mumbai Chapter, a literary arts festival bringing young writers together and Wockhardt Foundation.
KA Think Tank
A rich think tank of professionals, experienced across national and international curricula, work towards delivering progressive professional development courses (face to face and online) for teachers, customized workshops for schools, recruitment and consulting services for school managements, looking to start up or scale up.