Sandeep Mishra is the India Country Director- responsible for STIR’s work across its current states of operation (Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka). Supporting him is a committed team of 70 professionals across the country. He carries over a decade’s experience in Education and Child Protection and prior to STIR has been associated with organizations like Save the Children, Azim Premji Foundation, USAID-SDPP, and National Coalition for Education. He holds advanced post graduate degrees in Philosophy, Education and Education Financing. Sandeep believes that teachers are key agents of change and investing in teachers’ professional capacity can exponentially increase the rate of returns in the form of student learning.