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Speaker Profile
Dr. Usha Pandit
CEO, Mindsprings Enrichment Centre. India

Usha Pandit wears many hats. She is a teacher, teacher trainer, consultant for schools, special educator for gifted children and author of the mainstream English textbooks – ‘Empowering English’, ‘Language with Ease’ and ‘Writing with Ease’ published by her company Mindsprings Publishing. The books have touched the lives of children in over 100 schools.

She is the Founder CEO of Mindsprings that provides consultancy services to schools in the areas of academic diagnosis, planning, implementation, teacher training, academic audit and quality control.   As consultant, Usha’s services were sought by some of the top Indian schools like  Cathedral & John Connon School,  Euro group, Universal group,  Heritage Schools in Delhi, Neerja Modi School Jaipur and Shishuvan Mumbai.

She is a much sought-after speaker at conferences and a resource person for workshops and training programmes pan India for teachers in all areas of English, classroom practices and leadership. 

Mindsprings has been running an enrichment programme for the gifted at Cathedral for the last 14 years. Usha is one of the very few people who champions the cause of the gifted in India.

Mindsprings has been running a successful pioneering educational initiative for stimulating and educating children afflicted with cancer in Tata Memorial Hospital in the OPD and Ward for 3 years. This programme was recently the recipient of a prestigious award at the Paediatric Conference in Washington for being the only hospital programme of its kind for children with cancer.

Usha has two Masters Degrees in English and Education, a Teaching Certificate from the Auckland College of Education New Zealand and a TEFLA in EFL, from Cambridge University (London).
Usha has taught mainstream classes K-12 for several Boards in four countries namely India, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the Australian International School in Jakarta. She trained and worked under Rosemary Cathcart, eminent gifted educator in Auckland. 
 
Creating seminal programmes that are need based and dynamic is one of Usha’s talents. These programmes are bold and original in thought, organisation and implementation. Some of these in the areas of grammar and study skills have produced miraculous results.
 
Usha lives with her husband in Mumbai. She is the proud mother of Adithi, who is Partner at Deloitte NZ, and grandmother to Atreya.