IPSEF Speakers

Siamack Zahedi

Managing Director, The Gateway School of Mumbai

Siamack has been working with formal and informal educational initiatives across a diversity of geographical contexts in India, since 2004. He has spearheaded the establishment of Brilliant Stars School (BSS) – a mainstream K-10 school in Tripura (northeast India), and the Gateway School of Mumbai (GSoM)—a special education needs school. Today, both schools have been recognized as Ashoka Changemaker Schools for exceptional practices in pedagogy and leadership. Further, GSoM has also been recognized for its leadership practices by the India School Leadership Institute (ISLI) network. In addition to working intimately with these two schools, Siamack has also consulted for dozens of school leaders and educational institutions across rural and urban India. Siamack has a Master’s Degree in Education from Columbia University, and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education from Johns Hopkins University.