Elevater of the Month - Lareen G.
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: Lareen G.
Location: Mumbai, India
Experience With Elevate K-12: 2 years
Current Role: Payroll Manager - US
Describe what you do in one sentence.
Managing payroll and ensuring all our contractors, such as instructors and writers, receive their payments accurately and punctually.
What excites you most about working at Elevate K-12?
Where do I even begin? The culture and the work-life balance have been amazing for me. Even though our team is spread across US and India, there is an incredible amount of transparency and trust on both sides.
What's a "normal" day like for you at Elevate K-12?
Each day is different here. You never know what situations may arise. We have to be on top of our game because finance is not a field you want to make mistakes in! But we have an entire team to help us no matter what the situation.
What do you enjoy most about our culture?
It's the amazing environment that our leadership team has created. There is an open-door policy where anyone can ask questions and give feedback not only to their own managers but to the entire leadership team. Every single question is answered, no matter how difficult or uncomfortable it may be. Also, as I mentioned earlier, the teams across India and US don't feel like separate teams since there is so much cohesion and trust.
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?
Every child has the right to an education and Elevate K-12 is ensuring that quality education is provided to all children no matter which part of the country they are in. I am fortunate and proud to be a part of this mission.
Describe your best moment at Elevate K-12. Be specific!
This past year was obviously not an easy one and in these difficult times, the leadership team really stepped up. They ensured that each employee was heard and did everything they could to help reduce the impact of the pandemic. We had regular team interactions despite working from home. The leadership team ensured that regular updates were given to everyone regarding the company's health and future. I have worked with many organizations prior to joining Elevate K-12 but I have never seen any leadership team take such a great amount of responsibility in each employees' personal wellbeing. This gives me a lot of confidence in the future of Elevate K-12, no matter what the circumstances.
Tell us a little more about who you are - what do you like to do?
I love to read, fiction and non-fiction, and keeping myself updated about current affairs. I am a foodie and love trying new cuisines. If there is a new restaurant open in town, I have to visit!
Thanks, Lareen G.
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