About Us

CASCADE FLS is a unique educational ecosystem that was started a decade ago with an intention to empower children, self-direct their learning, and families cooperating to provide the needed facilities – academic and non academic. We continue to generate success stories of families who are partnering with us and thriving in its growth and stabilisation.

PRINCIPAL GUIDES

Vidya Shankar

Founder, Mentor, Adolescent Studies and Montessori Sports Guide.

Vidya Shankar is a Child Rights Practitioner and a Montessori advocate for children. Her role as a founder and mentor of the guides team at CFLS, besides being the main guide for Cascade adolescents has made possible the collaboration with her organisation - Relief Foundation’s rural Montessori centres for mutual benefit and growth.

Hari Kumar Venkatramani

Principal Guide - Casa, Jeevarathnam Nagar center

Hari is an Engineer from National Institute of Technology, Trichy. After a short stint in the software field, he decided to enter the field of Education. He did AMI International Diploma for 3-6 years old children in Bombay. After working for a year, he did his AMI International Diploma for 6-12 years old children from Navadisha Montessori Foundation in Chennai and his AMI International Diploma for 0-3 years from the Montessori Institute of Bangalore. He has been with Relief Foundation since 2015.

Uma Mahadevan

Principal Guide - Elementary, Anna Nagar centre

Revathi Naveen

Principal Guide - Casa, Valmiki Nagar centre

RESOURCE PERSONS - JEEVARATHNAM NAGAR

Vidya Shankar

Founder, Mentor, Elementary, Adolescent, Sports, Tamil guide

Harikumar Venkatramani

Principal Guide - Toddler and Casa

Ambika Raju

Casa Guide

Saraswathi Krishnan

Hindi and Culture

J. Murali Krishnan

Advanced Tamizh

Sujatha Ramalingam

Craft and hand work

RESOURCE PERSONS - ANNA NAGAR

Uma Mahadevan

Principal Guide

Shruthi Karthik

Sr. Casa guide

Nandini Murali

Casa guide

Leela Hemanth

Montessori Hindi guide

RESOURCE PERSONS - VALMIKI NAGAR

Revathi Naveen

Principal Guide

RESOURCE PERSONS - ANNA COLONY

Vidya Shankar

Founder, Mentor, Elementary, Adolescent, Sports, Tamil guide

Nirupama Sridhar

Adolescent Studies including Applied Social sciences, Maths and Science.

Dr. Chandra Shekhar Balachandran

Humanities and Social Sciences

Ms. Vimala Vittal

Biology

V. R. Anuradha

Business Studies and Economics

Vanditha Chakaravarthy

Homescience

Nithya Nandakumar

English Language

Saraswathi Krishnan

Hindi Language

Murali Krishnan

Tamil Language

Sarath Kumar Revanoor

Applied Maths and Science

RESOURCE PERSONS - VOCATIONAL

Murugan

Gardening, Bioenzymes and Composting

Parandaman

Agriculture and farm work

R. Mahadevan

Carpentry