Team - Shivane

Mrs. Manjiri Bhide


Manjiri Bhide is the smiling administrator of Walnut School at Shivane. She instantly connects with parents and students alike and understands and addresses every problem. With a Masters in Computer Management, she worked in the IT industry before joining Walnut School. She is dedicated to keeping schooling at Walnut School a stress free and no hassle experience for the parents right from admission to the day they graduate from school and she does a great job at that. Manjiri Bhide’s son studies at Walnut School too!

Mrs. Sarika Mahale

In charge, Baby Walnut

Sarika Mahale has a BA in Psychology and is a certified counsellor along with a graduate degree in science and brings unique insights to the team. She heads the Baby Walnut Kindergarten program. She is very affectionate towards kids and is good at understanding their behaviour and implementing different strategies to help them grow healthy and positively. With her background she is also adept at resolving their psychological concerns. She’s been working for 17 years with children and nurtures the perfect triangle of parents, children and teachers. She believes that children are our future and deserve the very best and as parents, teachers and society, we need to be friendly and very positive with them. With these principles, she works to make Baby Walnut a very joyful and insightful place for toddlers to be.

Ms. Rajashree Vyenkatesh


Rajashree Vyenkatesh is the Principal of Walnut School, Shivane. She has been working in the field of education for more than a decade. Before that she was working in the corporate industry. She is a Science graduate from Fergusson College, a B.Ed and is now pursuing Masters in Education. She has also qualified CTET.

Rajashree has exposure in mentoring students from kindergarten to secondary school and is well versed in understanding the psychology of students of all age groups.

As the Principal of Walnut School, she makes sure that students get the best in class education experience in an enjoyable and healthy atmosphere. She provides timely guidance and direction to students and teachers. Most importantly, she is the bridge between parents, society and management

Mrs. Swati Naidu

Vice Principal

Swati Naidu is the Vice Principal of Walnut School, Shivane. She is an educator at heart with more than 12 years of experience in this field. Swati has a Masters in Commerce and is also in the process of obtaining a second Masters in English Literature. She has completed her B.Ed, D.El.Ed and is pursuing her CTET (Part I). Swati has a very positive attitude and loves watching her students grow in their formative years and flourish as individuals. She is very meticulous and systematic in her tasks. She has a very enthusiastic and positive approach to problem solving and is ready to go the extra mile to achieve great outcomes for her students. In fact, she has done a lot of research herself and has greatly contributed to improving the English language curriculum at Walnut.  Swati is quite studious herself and is constantly on the path for self improvement. When Swati is not working, one can find her immersed in a book or cooking up delights or trekking in the great outdoors.