Meet the People of White Lodge Malaysia
Head of Operations
Arev JR is no stranger to White Lodge. He worked at White Lodge during his school holidays and decided to build his career with White Lodge. Arev started off as a teacher’s assistant and moved on to help in the administrative and operational aspects of the organization before leaving to serve his National Service duty. After completing his National Service call up, Arev attained diplomas in Learning Disorders & Child Psychology and in Business Management.
He has completed his degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Management with the National University of Ireland. Arev’s forte is people’s skills and process management. He supports these skills with strong analytical understanding and good communications when dealing with people at all levels.
As the Head of Operations of White Lodge, his role is to manage the operational aspects of the business objectives of White Lodge. He manages the schools’ operations incorporating process compliance, equipment maintenance, quality improvements, planning and execution of school events; site audits and oversees all school bus operations.
Diploma in Business Management
Operations and Curriculum Manager
Latisha became acquainted with White Lodge during her search for a suitable preschool for her firstborn son in 2004, that emphasized less on the ABCs and more on the social and positive aspects of education.
2 years and 2 more children later, who also went to White Lodge, she started working as Parent Liaison Officer at the Upper Bukit Timah branch for almost 2 years before moving to Kuala Lumpur.
In 2017, she was happy to be offered the position of Operations and Curriculum Manager, working with both the principals of Mont Kiara and Bangsar South to bring the same Singapore standards to the children in Malaysia. Latisha has a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, and a background in Child Psychology. She also was the founder of a life coaching business, imparting positive parenting methods to parents in Singapore and Malaysia.
Make Seet May
Accounts and Administrative Manager
Miss May has a total of 7 years’ working experience after graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting & Finance from Australia’s Curtin University. Her previous positions include Accountant Assistant at a medical agency, Legal and Accounting Executive at MY Operations Electronics and Senior Finance Analyst at a global finance company.
In September 2016 she was interviewed by White Lodge Director Mr Ganesh, and became the first staff member of White Lodge Malaysia.
Principal, White Lodge Bangsar South
Yvonne has the experience of having worked at both White Lodge centres. She started her career in Early Childhood Education when she worked in a kindergarten in her hometown of Kuantan Pahang, after taking her Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) exams. The principal was impressed with her and advised her to go into the education line as she worked well with children.
During her studies leading to a Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education in SEGI College, Ms Yvonne did a 3-month internship at White Lodge Mont Kiara (then known as Lil Ones Montessori). Upon graduation, she continued working at the Mont Kiara branch for a year before resigning to open her own learning centre called Creative Robotics, in which she trained children how to use Lego pieces to make robots. Her children’s ages ranged from 3 years to 15 years old.
After 2 years, she sold her share to her partner and went to work as a lead teacher in White Lodge Bangsar South (formerly known as Lil Elitehouse Preschool), which was just newly opened. She was promoted to Principal due to her excellent work with the children and parents. She is currently pursuing a certificate in the PERMATA Basic Child Care Course, a requirement by the Social Welfare Department for all Principals of child care centres.
Principal White Lodge Mont Kiara
Miss Julie started her journey in the Early Childhood Education after her Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (similar to A levels) when she was offered a position as preschool assistant teacher in Smart Readers Kids.
She then attained a Diploma is Early Childhood Care and Education from University Tunku Abdul Razak. During this time, she was also on the Dean’s List.
Not content with “just” a diploma, she pursued a Degree in Early Childhood Education from UNITAR International University, majoring in childcare centre management. While studying, she also worked at a local Tamil primary school as a relief teacher, as well as an assistant principal in Steps Ahead Learners International Preschool, before joining White Lodge Bangsar South. After a successful stint, she was then transferred to Mont Kiara to lead the team of teachers. Her aims are to provide a high standard of education to young children, before they embark on their next adventure – the big school. Miss Julie is also pursuing a certificate in PERMATA Basic Child Care Course, a requirement by the Social Welfare Department for all Principals of child care centres.