Idea Lab Franchisee
CENTRAL HOUSTON | SUNITI AND KABIR BARUA
Suniti Barua has a background in Psychology and has been an educator most of her life. She found herself attracted to the STEAM component used by Idea Lab Kids and how the program is made to be a fun learning experience for children. She is a believer of holistic learning experience using visual, audio, kinetic and tactile modalities.
Suniti and her husband Kabir are now responsible for Idea Lab in Bellaire, West University and Medical Center of Houston, TX. They are hands on in building their campus, invested in making sure every child makes the most of their experience with our curriculum, and benefit from the resources which is designed to teach difficult subject matter in a creative way. Outside of Idea Lab, the couple loves to travel, hike, and spend quality time with family.
HOUSTON HEIGHTS | SHAHUL HAMEED
Owner and Program Director of Idea Lab Houston Heights. He is as a father of two boys, Armeen and Rayan. Because of his sons, he decided to be part of the Child Care industry, and became involved within the community. Shahul has a degree in chemical engineering as well as an MBA. He uses his business experience and family practice to spread easily accessible STEAM education by opening his own campus in his neighborhood.
CANADA | CALGARY | ANNA ATENCIO
Anna Atencio is the business owner of Idea Lab Kids – Calgary. Anna is a curious and innovative Engineer with an entrepreneurial spirit. After 15 years working as an Engineer she started to pursue her passion in life encouraging kids to grow to their full potential in an enriching environment. Anna strongly believes kids need to be prepared to succeed in the 21st century, where scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important. Kids need to develop their capabilities in STEM to level up much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past and she is highly motivated and prepared to help kids to gain these skills.
MARYLAND | HOWARD COUNTY | TINU AROWOJOLU
Tinu is an Information Technology Specialist with background in Systems Analysis & Design, Instructional Systems Design, and Business Administration. With career experience as a project manager, substitute teaching experience, as well as 16 years volunteer experience mentoring and counseling youth, Tinu brings the perfect blend of passion for education and STEM leadership.
AUSTIN | ADAM GOCKLEY
Adam Gockley has found himself a niche. With 10 years of child care experience and a degree in small business, he has combined his work experience with his education. He now currently runs the first Idea Lab Kids program outside of Houston, Tx. He is Program Director in Austin,