Our Experienced & Professional Team

Ms. Shobana Mahansaria
Co – Founder & Director

Ms. Shobana Mahansaria believes that we are living in a time where things are constantly changing and evolving at a rapid pace. “Social networks have raised the bar for human interactions: Authenticity, vulnerability, humility, empathy, familiarity with cutting edge research, first-hand experience, and the ability to ‘walk one with’ are all now prerequisites for modern day leaders and educators.” The aim of Dolphin POD is to create positive learning environments that inspire and encourage children to manifest their innate intelligence for the key 21st century skills of CQ through cultivating emotional wellness, social connection, innovation, adaptability and resilience. Our curriculum represents a unique, research-based curriculum for social emotional cognitive learning. This curriculum has been designed incorporating the latest neuroscience insights. The Dolphin POD curriculum is founded upon relevant research about the human brain and incorporates the concepts that will guide students to develop their creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and contribution skills.

Mr. Sumit Goel
Co – Founder & Director

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Dr. Shimi Kang
Co – Founder

Dr. Shimi Kang believes every person has the innate ability to live their highest potential. An award-winning researcher, and leading expert on the neuroscience of innovation, connection, and resilience, Dr. Shimi Kang is the CEO & Founder of Future-ready Minds. Dr. Kang is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia where she researches and teaches on topics of mental health, wellness and motivation.
She is the author of the #1 Best-seller of The Dolphin Parent, the critically acclaimed, Tech Solution: Healthy Habits for a Digital World, and The Self- Motivated Kid – the winner of the US News International Book Award. Dr. Kang has helped countless children, youth and adults move towards the key 21st century skills of CQ – creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and contribution. 

Dr. Shimi Kang is the Co-Founder of Get Sparky app, host of the YouTube show, Mental Wealth with Dr. Shimi Kang.
She is the recipient of the YWCA Women of Distinction Award, WXN Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women Award, the Governor General’s Award for Leadership, and the Jubilee Medal for community service. Dr. Shimi Kang is most proud of being a mom of 3 awesome yet exhausting children.

Mrs. Sarika Mehra
Program Head

Sarika Mehra is a passionate educator with almost two decades of exploring and learning in the education space, she believes that the classroom and the surrounding world is an experience that must be lived to understand. She believes that the key to any success is communication.
During her vast career span, she has been an accomplished academic coordinator, mentor, and a school leader with expertise in education, research, and business development.
Sarika holds a bachelor’s degree in education, a Diploma in Aviation and a master’s degree in School & Business Management and is a National Badminton player.
She is passionate about education reforms, especially at the primary and pre- primary levels. Sarika truly believes that early childhood is the most critical period when the foundation for lifelong development is laid and requires special care in enabling an environment rich in learning experiences.
From being a loved educator to a respected Head of School, her journey has brought immense learning along the way. Sarika continues to share her experiences and learn from her colleagues and students. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with friends and family, playing badminton, listening to music and spending time with kids.

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