Binu is a passionate educator who firmly believes in developing and encouraging creativity and engineering skills in kids for innovation and invention. She has worked for both public and private afterschool learning centers for children that specializes in nationwide math and creative writing/reading programs for preschool students through middle school. Recently she was working as the afterschool teacher for Norwood Schools Department of Early Education and Care Funded Program teaching Math and Reading to kids from 5 to 14 years of age, before joining CRS. Binu has a Bachelor’s degree in English language and literature. She resides in Norwood MA with her family.
Cricket (they/them) is a 2021 graduate of MassArt, exiting school with a passion for all kinds of craft and artistic disciplines. Cricket co-headed the textiles department in 2022 for one of our CRS Summer Programs, Charles River Creative Arts Program, putting together several runway shows and helping campers achieve their fashion dreams. Their favorite thing to do is help kids’ natural talents bloom and see their self-confidence grow.
CRS is one of the most supportive communities I have ever been a part of. Every day, I see students supporting each other and colleagues working together to solve problems –there is truly the ethos that if we help each other, we help our community and make it stronger and better for all!
With a background in both education and entrepreneurship, Netra has a strong knowledge of both educational programming and business as well as a passion for the arts and athletics. She has co-founded and led several highly-acclaimed programs, including Birch Learning, Urban Kids Music, and Leoa Academy and Sports. Additionally, Netra has worked as a curriculum development leader, teacher mentor, and classroom teacher. She is also a trained musician and has taught piano, viola, and voice.
Netra has an MA from Teacher’s College, Columbia University, and a BA from Tufts University. She lives with her family in Lexington, Mass.