Our Teachers

Pallav Ranjan is an educator, artist, and writer. He founded Spiny Babbler when he was 19.

Bhagwati K. Sapkota is the principal of Evolution High School, she has a degree in education and is an expert Nepali teacher.

Terry Miller has a master’s degree in education from Columbia University. She is retired professor of law, a great friend of Spiny Babbler Evolution, and a key person on our education team.

Carrie Shearer is a part of the Cornell University e-learning program. She has travelled extensively across the world and loves to teach.

Bronwyn Sims is a Lecturer in Acting at Yale School of Drama. She has appeared in film and on television including a role in the Emmy award winning first season of The Sopranos. She has also taught at The University of New Hampshire, University of Florida, Marlboro College and other places.

Randy Grodman of Switzerland has led international development projects in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East and has a Master’s degree in International Relations. He loves teaching, coaching, hiking, skiing, tennis, drums, and creative writing.

Dhan B. Gurung is a celebrated flutist and shenai player in Nepal who has played in other parts of the world winning honors and recognition.

Dr. Charles Norris-Brown, grandson of Dean of Liberal Arts at Penn State, earned his PhD from Lund University in Sweden in Sociology and Social Anthropology. He is an artist with two children’s books to his credit, “Distant Thunder” and “Did the Tiger Take the Rain?” which he is turning into a play with the children of Spiny Babbler. Postdoctoral learning has taken him to Nepal, India, Borneo, Appalachia and Canada where he studied people of the forests and their place in ecosystem. cwnorrisbrown.com