Meet Our Team

Gangadhar Nagula, Ph.D.

Gangadhar Nagula, Ph.D.

Owner and Franchisee

Gangadhar and Poornima immigrated from India in 1999 to the beautiful Puget Sound Area and have been living in Bothell since then.

Gangadhar believes in contributing to communities. He loves to be onsite at his Building Kidz campus interacting with parents to seek advice, constructive feedback, and evolve with time to ensure the children are getting a world class experience.

Gangadhar has many years of corporate experience in management, and holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Prior to becoming a Building Kidz Franchisee, he was a Senior Manager Operations Efficiency and Logistics for Cepheid. Gangadhar was an influential contributor for 17 FDA approved Molecular Diagnostics products that are on the market enabling patients to get early diagnosis and helping them make informed decisions in advance to save their lives.

 

Poornima Nagula

Poornima Nagula

Owner and Franchisee

Gangadhar and Poornima immigrated from India in 1999 to the beautiful Puget Sound Area and have been living in Bothell since then.

She has always been extremely passionate about children and her vision is to make a long lasting impression on them in a fun and stimulating environment. 

Poornima has been working as a pharmacist since 2010, providing quality service to the community. 

Shayesteh Davanlou

Shayesteh Davanlou

Director

My name is Shayesteh Davanlou. I came to the United States approximately 25 years ago. I worked as a social worker for
children with mental disabilities, collaborating with both children and parents, for about 5 years in my home country. After
completing my master’s degree in sociology, I began my career as an assistant professor, teaching social work at Azad University
in Tehran. I have dedicated 24 years to the field of childcare. I operated my own home daycare for approximately 5 years and
later managed a childcare center for about 10 years. I have 15 years of experience in the childcare field.

I am passionate about providing care for children and families, and I have found this line of work to be incredibly rewarding. Watching children grow and develop is an amazing experience, and I feel privileged to be a part of that process. I am thrilled to be a part of Building Kidz and contribute to their commitment to provide high-quality education and care
for the student’s learning and development.