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. 

Debi Ann Gardner

Debi Ann Gardner

Director

My name is Debi Ann Gardner and I am the Site Director for Building Kidz of Lynnwood. I have been working at this campus since September of 2018 and I know all of the children that attend this wonderful school.

I am thrilled to be a part of the Building Kidz family. Our commitment to children and staff is second to none. Our unique and proven curriculum, which integrates the Performing Arts to enhance whole child development, enables our children to engage in a relationship with learning which will last a lifetime.

I have always loved working with children. I started babysitting at the tender young age of 10 and I earned my first position at a childcare center while attending high school. I thought that I would teach Home Economics or English but the little ones captured my heart, and thus began my journey in early childhood education.

I followed my dreams and received my AA in Early Childhood Education from North Seattle Community college. As of the end of 2018, I have amassed 40 years of experience in the classroom and as an administrator working with children from 4 weeks to 12 years of age. I have over 16 years of experience as a Director in the North Puget Sound Area.

I am married with two grown sons – some of my best education – and one grandson. I enjoy traveling, paper crafts, a great meal, and Broadway musicals. Seeing our children perform on stage is truly a special treat for me!

I am looking forward to getting to know your family and making your time at Building Kidz a wonderful experience.

It is my desire to maintain the highest levels of staff morale while delivering our exceptional curriculum to our children. Please reach out at any time; it would be my pleasure to speak with you.