Our Management

Dharminder Dewan
(CEO, Founder, nurtureKids)
A software engineer by profession, and an entrepreneur. Mr. Dewan owns couple of companies in California and in India. His heart lies with kids and is passionate about new programs in education industry. He holds a masters degree in Computer applications and has credentials of being a teacher. He is actively involved with various political and non-profit organizations. He has conducted many community services and has organized various events for children for many non-profit organizations.
Shalini Dewan (Shalu)
(Chief Scholar Officer (CSO) and Program Director)
Ms. Dewan holds a Master's degree in Pharmacy and is an entrepreneur operating various companies in California. She has over 15+ years experience working with children in various fields. She has conducted many speech and debate workshops and developed a skill of 'speaking right' in lot of children. Actively involved in elementary school activities and has organized various fun and sports events for kids in the community at both, small and large scale. She works for various charitable organizations and helps raise funds to get education to unprivileged kids.
Shashi Relan
(Director, Fremont Preschool)
Ms. Relan has abundance of experience and has worked with children for past 30 years. She brings with her diverse knowledge of managing children as small as 2 years old. She has set up diversified and multicultural programs for all ages. She has worked with all sorts of non-profit and for profit companies and has built many programs for preschoolers.
Madhu Shahani
(VP Operations)
Ms. Shahani brings with her a vast experience of working in administrative area and working as a teacher. She has 10+ years of experience working with children of all ages and coaches Hindi language. She is CPR certified and has a passion to work with kids.
(Director, Pleasanton Branch)
Ms. Lavanya holds a Masters degree in Science and is very passionate about sharing her love for math and science with the kids. She has several years of experience tutoring and volunteering in local elementary schools and thoroughly enjoys working and interacting with children. Creating an engaging and positive environment for the kids where they can not only grow academically, but also as wholesome individuals is her top priority. At Nurture Kids Pleasanton, her main goal is to provide a well-balanced accelerated learning program that is not all just work, but also fun!!
Ashiana Mehta
(Director, Newark Branch)
Ashiana Mehta was a scholar of the highest echelon, educated in Kenya, UK and Switzerland and speaks 8 languages. Ms. Ashiana organized events for the British Royal family, where Ashiana trained in the subtle nuances of etiquette, protocol and manners in dealing with world royalty, heads of state and governments. Ms. Ashiana has won many regional and national debate competitions, and pursued her love of stage and theatre. She continues her passion of public speaking by presenting televised corporate awards recognizing the stalwarts of the Indian business world, such as the prestigious and iconic “Businessman of the Year” presided by Narendra Modi. Ashiana has studied the teachings of the famous Japanese professor Dr Makoto Shichida, and the beneficial effects of music on stimulating both hemispheres of the young brain enabling a child’s brain to function at its optimum in academics, sport, music and ingenuity – the Shichida method. Ashiana is thrilled to bring this coveted and unique workshop to the Bay Area at Nurture Kids Newark.
Rakesh Kapoor
(General Manager)
Rakesh Kapoor was a co-Founder of a school in India, "Dew Drops". He along with his wife (Late) Ms. Neeloo Kapoor managed the running of the school. He brings with him an experience of 15 years of managing educational Institute. His expertise is in Math and theater. He had a much diversified career, as being a banker and in the field of acting, writing and directing plays. He has also established himself in the field of photography and videography.


The Team of Nurture Kids which comprises of its Directors and all Staff Members believes in giving love & care and respect to the students. We believe that although the curriculum is such a necessary raw material for the school, but warmth is an equally vital element. Warmth is much needed for the growth of the soul of a child and that’s what we nurture.

Our staff is regularly trained with all the latest in education and variety of activities which helps them bring the best to the students. All the directors of the NURTUREKIDS share the dream of spreading the education through love and care and providing a one-stop-shop for the varied learning needs of children.