Meet Our Upper Elementary Teachers

Overview of our Upper Elementary Faculties

At Sharanalaya, our upper elementary school program builds on the foundation established in earlier years, ensuring students aged 9-12 are primed for both academic and personal achievements. Spearheading the upper elementary section is C. Dhanvanthini, a seasoned Montessori educator who adeptly covers crucial subjects such as language, mathematics, environmental studies, and moral science. Her vibrant lessons ignite both curiosity and knowledge. Augmenting the in-class experiences are subject mavens like D. Sangeetha (Tamil) and Jyotrimayee Dash (Hindi), who bridge the connection between students and their rich cultural legacies.

Elevating the learning environment, M. Iyappan manages physical education and discipline, while Librarian Lukman M. fosters a love for reading. Our faculty, with their unwavering commitment and varied expertise, champions the holistic growth of every student between the ages of 9-12. Our shared mission: to unveil and nurture the distinct potential within every child.

Upper Elementary School Teachers sitting with the Sharanalaya students and teaching them

Montessori for 9-12 Years Old

At Sharanalaya, our upper elementary program goes beyond rote learning – we nurture leadership and character.

Our classrooms are designed for independent discovery. Students ages 9-12 take charge of their learning, building critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Teachers guide self-directed projects tailored to emerging interests and abilities. This fosters confidence and concentration.

Importantly, we develop emotional intelligence and integrity. Students learn to master their feelings, communicate thoughtfully, and realize how their choices impact others. This builds self-discipline and responsibility.

As they create and explore, students gain courage to take on new challenges. Step-by-step, they uncover their talents and potential.

Our Montessori approach doesn’t just prepare your 9-12 year old for adolescence – it shapes who they will become. Join Sharanalaya to nurture your child’s curiosity, competence, and conscience.

Our Upper Elementary Teachers

C. Dhanvanthini

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Jyotrimayee Dash


Our Supporting Staffs


P.E.T., Transport Cordinator & Discipline Incharge



Contact Us

For Admission Related Enquiry

+91-74182 27774 / +91-74182 27775

For School Related Enquiry

+91 9500090150

We’re conveniently accessible for families residing in Akkarai, Sholinganallur, OMR, and other parts of the ECR region.


FAQs for Sharanalaya World School, Akkarai

The Upper Elementary program at Sharanalaya caters to students aged 9-12 years.

Absolutely! We believe in fostering well-rounded development. Apart from the core curriculum, our Upper Elementary students have access to a variety of extracurricular activities, including art, music, sports, and more.

We have designed our educational approach to ensure continuity in learning. The skills and concepts learned in the Upper Elementary are built upon in the subsequent grades, and our educators work closely with students to guide them through this transition, ensuring they are confident and prepared for the challenges ahead.

All of our teachers are either IMC Certified or AMI Certified or both.

Yes, you can always come and talk to us in person, our doors are open for all the Interested parents and guardians. At the same time, you can also call us on +91-74182 27775 to have your questions answered.

Teacher in Sharanalaya Montessori School

Dhanvanthini Chandilya

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Meet Dhanvanthini Chandilya

  • Name: Dhanvanthini Chandilya
  • Years of Experience: 6 years of teaching experience

Teaching Quote: “The joy I experienced as a child when I was allowed to choose and pursue my interests was what always kept me hooked to the special bond a mentor shares with the child. This experience led me to take on the role of a Montessori adult, where you can play the role of a learner and a guide interchangeably.”

Academic Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Human Development and Family Dynamics (Child Psychology) – MSc.


  • Diploma in Montessori Training Primary – IMTC
  • Diploma in Montessori Elementary – STDI
  • Diploma in Montessori Elementary School Scape (Bangalore)
Sangeetha Dillikumaran

Sangeetha Dillikumaran


Meet Sangeetha Dillikumaran

  • Name: Sangeetha Dillikumaran
  • Years of Experience: 6 years of teaching experience

Teaching Quote:I was passionate about teaching right from school. I started taking home tuitions and online classes for children abroad. I always wanted to pass on the knowledge I gained to everyone, especially children.

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Tamil


  • Diploma in Primary Teacher Training at IMTC-C 

Jyotrimayee Dash


Meet Jyotrimayee Dash

Name: Jyotrimayee Dash

Years of Experience: 4 years of teaching experience

Teaching Quote: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

Academic Qualifications:

  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Biotechnology



P.E.T., Transport Cordinator & Discipline Incharge


  • Name: M. IYAPPAN
  • Years of Experience: 12 years of experience

Life Quote: “Sports and fitness is must for everyone”

Academic Qualifications:

  • MBA Sports Management.



Meet M.Lukman

  • Name: M.Lukman
  • Years of Experience: 24 years of experience


Life Quote:Life is a beautiful journey that is meant to be embraced to the fullest every day.

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLisc)

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