Selvei Rajkumar has had a passion for education since she wrote a letter to Mother Teresa as a child in India.
The response she got from the Catholic nun now known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta told she and her schoolyard friends, “We can change the world, too, if we dedicate ourselves to educating children,” she said.
Although Rajkumar grew up to get a degree in engineering and work as a management consultant, not as a teacher, she got involved in education in 2013. That’s when she and her husband, Kumar, opened a KLA Schools day care in Plainfield.
As a Naperville resident for more than 20 years, Rajkumar said she always wanted to establish a school in Naperville, where she has raised her son. And on Tuesday, she got one step closer to that goal.