Our Team



Sivadevi, Director of Kalpavrikshalaya ,is an Engineering Graduate, served as a Software Engineer in various Multinational Companies before her journey in the education field . While seeking  a meaningful education system for her daughter , came across Maria Montessori Philosophy and her Pedagogy developed by keenly observing the child . This resonated with her strong belief that each child is unique and needs nurture in a fearless environment for the true nature and potential of the child to flourish. She pursued  Montessori Diploma from Indian Montessori Training Course ,Chennai and Child Psychology Diploma from Stonebridge University,UK.She worked as a teacher in a school transformation project at a Delhi Government school after completing  the post-graduate diploma in learning and teaching from “I Am A Teacher” Organisation,Gurgaon .Taking inspiration and guidance from her mother Shrimathi J.Kalaivani an able principal of an esteemed school in chennai having 25 years of experience in the field of education, founded Kalpavrikshalaya with a noble intention of creating a learning space for children to explore ,experiment and evolve .


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I am an MCA graduate from Madurai Kamaraj University. Worked as a search engine analyst in an IT company and as a teacher for four in few schools at Madurai. According to me, education is a basic need of every humans’ life. Every child is unique in her/his own way. When we pay attention to their imaginations and  their creations we can help them in their development in a better way. Education is not only for gaining knowledge, it’s for life and its all about life.



Indira Gandhi

I am a secondary teacher. I worked as a teacher at the Sai trust school for five years and felt expertise in understanding the students abilities. I pursued  Montessori Diploma from Indian Montessori Training Course ,Chennai to get an in-depth knowledge on the philosophy and a way to help children help themselves.In my point of view, very child has unique talents within them. We ,the teachers simply need to guide them to express their various skills. Such skillful children when they learn with Montessori materials we can visibly see the precision in their way of learning. Through which their creativity level increases spontaneously. I always feel proud and fortunate to work with children.





I am a post graduate in chemistry and having B.Ed in physical science.I am also an AMI certified professional with 13 years of teaching experience in different Montessori schools in Chennai.I worked in Navadisha Montessori school and Abacus Montessori school before joining Kalpavrikshalaya.

I opted for Montessori because when I enrolled my children to a Montessori school,I was happy to see them being independent and confident.This gave me an insight to learn about this field and explore more ways to handle different children.



kavitha MAam


I am primarily a BCA graduate . I did my AMI Montessori course for the Primary Program from Navadisha Montessori Institute, Chennai.I Have worked in  BASS school , Kalakshetra Foundation for 8 years. I am very passionate to work with children and I love to work collaboratively with other teachers.

I believe Independence is most important for a child which as it in turn will help him to learn by themselves and take their own decisions. Montessori education will make a child more independent not only in academics but in all aspects of life.So that he can adapt to his society very well  when he grows up.