Welcome to another ETalk, where we introduce an amazing person at Elevate K-12 involved in revolutionizing education through high-quality live online instruction inside schools!
Name: Avinash K.
Location: Mumbai, India
Experience With Elevate K-12: 5 years
Current Role: Associate Operations Manager
Describe what you do in one sentence.
Execution and daily monitoring of all our programs on the Elevate K-12 Portal, managing the virtual operations team, and creating Progress and Summary reports based on student scores and feedback.
What excites you most about working at Elevate K-12?
What excites me the most is the drive and passion with which every person in Elevate K-12, right from the top level to the executive level, is working for a cause to bring equality and equity in education.
What’s a “normal” day like for you at Elevate K-12?
I check-in with my team and open my inbox to see the new tasks and challenges. As a team, we brainstorm, firefight, and come up with solutions only to realize that the day has come to an end. For me, every day at Elevate K-12 is “normal”, the day goes by so quickly and I cannot wait to check in the next day to face a new set of challenges.
What do you enjoy most about our culture?
Our culture can be explained in one phrase: “Work Hard and Celebrate!”
Elevate K-12’s mission is to bring high-quality instruction to all students, no matter their zip code. What do you like most about impacting students in this way?
Some may see it as just a mission statement. For me, it’s a noble cause. Nothing makes me happier than seeing students learn new things every day and knowing that, in some way, I am contributing towards their bright future.
Describe your best moment at Elevate K-12. Be specific!
A few years ago, some mistakes happened and our CEO personally gave me feedback on how to improve. That has been my most memorable moment because she made me realize that no matter what, everything that my team and I do has an impact on our students and our mission. That day I realized the importance of two words, Responsibility and Accountability. It’s made me strive for precision and commitment in everything I do.
Tell us a little more about who you are–what do you like to do?
I am a workaholic! Besides that, my favorite hobbies are running marathons and binge-watching movies. Just last year I ran 12 marathons, covering more than 150 KMs in total. Something that is super surprising about me is that I once worked for 36 hours nonstop! Although, I can also sleep for 14 hours nonstop or even more until I’m forced to wake up!
Thanks, Avinash K.