Mrs Kehinde Nwani - Director

Mrs. Kehinde Nwani founded Meadow Hall in 2002. She obtained her Bachelor of Law degree from the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and was called to the Nigerian Bar over 25 years ago. She practiced law for about 14 years before finally deciding to pursue her lifelong passion of setting up an educational institution.

To adequately equip her for this, she obtained a Montessori diploma, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (International) PGCEi and subsequently a Masters degree in Education from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.

What began as Meadow Hall Infant and Junior school in 2002 has since grown into an Educational group which consists of the Infant and Junior schools on two sites (Lekki and Ikoyi) and a College in Lekki, with a total population of about 1,100 students.

The Group also includes Meadow Hall Consult Limited, a consulting arm set up to provide customized training and consultancy solutions to the education sector. Spring Meadow Limited, an edutainment company focused on helping children discover and maximize their creativity. Meadow Hall Branchise Limited, a franchising company that engages in selling Meadow Hall Franchises such as the Music academy, Language School, STEM CENTRE e.t.c. Meadow Hall Foundation, a Non-profit making Organization focused on CSR projects and other charitable initiatives.

A social entrepreneur, Kehinde has broken new grounds in the area of education as a result of her strong passion for improving the standard and quality of education in Nigeria. The Consult created as a result of her vision has supervised the training of over 3,400 education stakeholders consisting of teachers, school heads, administrators and school owners. She serves as an education consultant to many institutions.

Mrs Nwani has been widely recognized for her educational pursuits, achievements and notable contributions to the growth of education in Nigeria. Consequently, she has received such awards as ‘The Christian Business Woman of the Year’ by the Wise Women Awards in 2013, ‘The Fellow for the Order of Sustainable Education’ by the Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University in 2012, ‘Entrepreneur of Our Time’ by Junior Achievement Nigeria in 2008 amongst others.

She is very passionate about Teacher Professional Development (TPD), as she believes it is the link between educational reform policies and the actualization of the reforms. She is a renowned trainer on; Teacher Professional Development, Personal Effectiveness, School Improvement, Effective Human Resource in Whole School Strategy, 21st Century Learning amongst others.

A life-long learner, Mrs Nwani has attended several trainings including Modern Strategies for Effective Education, The International Leadership Training by the Leadership Institute, VA, USA, Best Practice in School Management by Accelerated Learning Systems Ltd in London and Values and Teaching Effectiveness by the University of Asia and Pacific.

Ola Opesan - Executive Director - Academic Affairs {07043303030}

Mr Opesan’s passion for education stems from his natural curiosity and his insatiable appetite for learning. He trained as a secondary school Maths teacher (PGCE) after a first degree in Business Studies (Marketing) and a Masters in Mass Communications from the University of Leicester. Having worked several jobs before joining the teaching profession, Mr Opesan took on departmental responsibility within his first year of teaching. Soon after changing his school he became the Head of Maths. Later in the same school, George Mitchell, London E11, he gained whole school responsibility as an Assistant Head teacher in charge of Assessment and Reporting. In 2007, Mr Opesan relocated to Lagos as the founding Principal of Meadow Hall College. During his first stint at Meadow Hall, in addition to his College role, the progress of Infant School and Junior School students fell within his ambit when he was designated Education Director of Meadow Hall. Mr Opesan is a highly sought-after trainer in the field of education. He has worked with many educational consultancies, such as Meadow Hall Consult, School Run and BEC (British Education Consultants). He has been privileged to facilitate seminars in renowned institutions such as the University of Lagos, Cambridge University, England, Abuja, Warri and Port Harcourt. Prior to returning to full-time work at Meadow Hall as the Head of School, with an oversight of the Lekki site and the new site in Ikoyi, Mr Opesan spent two years working with James Hope College, Agbor and the AISEN (Association of International School Educators of Nigeria) Head Office. Mr Opesan is a keen sportsman, and a published author who is blessed with two wonderful children currently at university.

Yinka Obafisoye - Director of Studies

obafisoyeOlayinka Obafisoye is an accomplished education practitioner with well over 15 years of teaching and leading experience. Her career is born out of a passion to be an effective instrument of positive change in the education sector. She is driven by the firm belief that “Every Child Matters” and as such make progress, irrespective of their ability. A British citizen, she spent most of her 10 years in England in a Roman Catholic Junior School in the London borough of Havering, where she taught as a class teacher, and also as the Literacy Coordinator. She later on pioneered the position of English as an Additional Language {EAL} Coordinator until the time of her exit in December 2013. Her excellent classroom practices have earned her being referred to as “outstanding” by her previous Headteacher, Mrs Clare D’Netto. She obtained like assessment when observed by OFSTED officials in England. Olayinka was the first Instructor / franchisee in the East London area of Stratford for Kumon -the largest educational body of its kind in the UK. She is proud of her Meadow Hall ‘heritage’ as she was the first Year 4 teacher in the history of the school, eleven years ago. A graduate of the University of Ibadan {B Ed.}. Olayinka holds a Post Graduate Degree from Middlesex University, London and her Qualified Teacher Status {QTS} from the National College of Teaching and Leadership, England.

She also holds a Masters degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos, She is happily married with two boys.

Bidemi Oyedepo -Head, Quality Assurance Control

Bidemi-Oyedepo-A profile teacher, trainer and leader in Education and Pastoral Care, she graduated with a B.Sc honours degree as the best female graduating student from the Department of Botany of the University of Ibadan, in 1995. She also had a Distinction in her executive (postgraduate) diploma from Obafemi Awolowo University with further post graduate studies and qualification from Nottingham University, UK. She has well over a decade and a half cognate working experience that has exposed her to training professionals across several sectors of the economy and has attended several continuous professional development courses in the UK on Literacy, Curriculum, etc.

She is a notable member of Meadow Hall Senior Leadership Team (SLT).

Toyin Awe-Joseph - Head of Junior School Ikoyi

awe-josephOluwatoyin Awe-Joseph, a seasoned and passionate teacher, studied Zoology at The University of Lagos and later did a Post Graduate Diploma in Education.

Because she believes in excellence and does not rest on her oars, she has undergone (and keeps undergoing) many Professional Development Courses both locally and internationally, one of which is The Management of Behaviour at The University of Cambridge. Recently, she also attended a workshop on Raising Teaching Standards in the Delivery of Core Subjects at Broadfields School, Edgware, London.

Her teaching career began fifteen years ago. She has taught at various schools including The Rock Montessori School, Corona Schools and Lekki British International School.

In the course of her teaching experience, she has been opportuned to work with children in the nursery and primary sections. She has also worked extensively with children both in KS1 and KS2 respectively.

Oluwatoyin Awe-Joseph, who is a strong believer in home-school relationship as a key factor in bringing out the best in our children, joined Meadow Hall ten years ago. Presently, she is the Head Teacher of the Primary Section at Meadow Hall Ikoyi.

She is happily married with two children- a girl and a boy.

Delphine Nnakwe - Head of Infant School Ikoyi

Delphine Ekamma Nnakwe studied English/Linguistics at the University of Calabar and has had lots of Educational trainings locally, in the United Kingdom at the University of Cambridge and in South Africa at the University of Pretoria.

In addition to this, she also has a Montessori Training on 0-3 years.  As a pioneer staff of Meadow Hall; she has been here for 12 years and still waxing strong!!! She is constantly improving on her teaching style. With the right intervention and support, she believes all young children can overcome barriers to learning and fulfil their potentials.

She looks forward to having a pleasant relationship with the children and parents to give the children the best learning experience.

She is a notable member of Meadow Hall Senior Leadership Team (SLT).