Meet Our Staff
Dr. S. A. Abogunloko
Dir., Academics & Operations
Samuel Adeniyi Abogunloko is the Director of Academics and Operations at The Livingsprings Schools. He is a multidisciplinary trained professional with backgrounds in various disciplines from five universities. He is a researcher, writer, social analyst and experienced educator with tested academic and behavioural integrity. He has taught and held leadership positions at all levels of education from elementary school to the university and these include his four-years lecturing and post-graduate supervision duties at University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa. Professor Nyna Amin, who was his Line Manager in 2016, acknowledged his “professional conduct and work ethic” and described him as “an exemplary role model”. He graduated with an Upper Second Class Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting & Education and obtained a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology before obtaining his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. In September 2012, he obtained a scholarship award for his Doctoral (PhD) Degree in Educational Psychology in UKZN, from where he returned to assume his current position in 2017. Dr. Samuel Abogunloko is a practical and impactful leader whose
leadership capacities were honed from his days as captains of classes and prefects in primary and secondary schools, as well in the various headship positions he has held in his career. With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, he is a member of different local and international bodies and has attended trainings and delivered papers at conferences and workshops at home and abroad. Dr. Abogunloko’s scholarly capabilities and writings have been acknowledged locally and internationally and he was one of the Team Leaders that drafted the Lagos State Private Schools communiqué at the 2007 National Mandatory Integrity Seminars for Teachers and Invigilators in Lagos, Nigeria. A beneficiary of God’s matchless grace, Dr. Abogunloko is a minister of the Gospel whose impacts have abounded to the glory of God. In his leisure time, he enjoys table tennis, swimming, socio-personal and academic/professional counselling of various categories of young people and adults.
Dr. P. S. Adewale
Principal, High School
Peter Adewale is a seasoned educationist and experienced research consultant in education, sustainability and environmental toxicology. He holds a Ph.D. and Master of Science Degree in Environmental Resource Mgt., a Bachelor of Science First Class Honours Degree in Education from Lagos State University, a Certificate in Creative and New Media from Pan-African University (SMC), and a National Certificate in Education from Osun State College of Education, Ilesa, where he graduated with Distinction at the top of his 2000/2001 class and the entire College. Besides serving as Editor-In-Chief of a number of school publications, Adewale has also published in local and international journals, including Journal of Sustainability and Environmental Management, Journal of Botanical Sciences and Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science (IOSR-JAVS). At international level, Peter Adewale is a reviewer at African Journal of Medical and Health Sciences and international advisory board member of Journal of Sustainability and Environmental Management (JOSEM). He has attended several training and certificate courses within and outside the country on Early Childhood Education, School
Leadership / Management, Biblical Integration, Curriculum Development, Mobile Robotics and Data Science. He has equally served as a facilitator at various workshops and training programme for teachers in Nigeria. On account of his academic excellence, Adewale has been a recipient of several awards which include International Youth Foundation/Samsung Real Dream Scholarship, ACSI Innovative Christian Teacher Award 2021, Active Peers of Ijesha Club Award, OSSCOED Alumni Association Prize award, Dr S.O. Adenle award and Chief S.O. Fadahunsi award as the best graduand in learning and character. Adewale served as Vice Principal at New Lagos College Ilupeju, Lagos, and as a lecturer in Anatomy, Biometry and Research Methods at Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Lagos State, before joining The Livingsprings Schools.
Mrs. O. F. Adeleye
Her passion for teaching started at a tender age of eight! Back then, Adeleye Folashade Oluwatamilore studied at The Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti where she graduated with a Higher National Diploma in Accounting (Upper Credit). She later bagged a Postgraduate Diploma in Education which launched her, into the world of teaching and learning and a Masters Degree in Educational Planning and Administration at National Open University of Nigeria. Her professional teaching career commenced in 2004 with Debiruss Schools. There, she taught in the preschool, all grade levels and served as coordinators of committee and head of departments. She won Teacher of the Year award before she proceeded to Buttercups School at Victoria Island in 2014 where she served shortly as the Head Teacher before joining The Livingsprings Schools where her passion for Christian education was further ignited to serve. Having attended many trainings and workshops, she is a trainer who ardently advocates continuous training for educators. Also, she has written many plays for stage performance and short stories for publications. Her strength as a writer has been imparted into her learners, making them excellent creative writers, competing and winning different awards for themselves and their schools. She has participated in different professional trainings in children evangelism, making her committed to raising Godly
and innovative world-changers, who can make a difference both spiritually and academically, using Christian education as an approach. At Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, she serves as the Coordinator of the Children’s Department, where she teaches children godly values. She enjoys researching, reading, singing, cycling and trying out her culinary skills.
Mr. O. Ajele
Vice Principal (Admin.)
Olajide Ajele has a Second Class Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a National Certificate of Education in Music. Although he trained to be a Mechanical Engineer, he is divinely called into the Music Ministry. He is a multi-talented instrumentalist with special dexterity in stringed instruments, woodwind instruments, piano, pipe and pedal organs. He is a creative composer and a music writer with vast knowledge beyond the rudiments of music. Ajele has over 15 years teaching experience and has taught at various elementary and high schools in Nigeria. He has successfully organized musical concerts for schools and churches. He is a member of the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON), Musical Society of London (MUSOL) and Royal School of Music, London. He has attended various seminars and workshops and has composed anthems and songs for elementary schools and colleges in Nigeria. He is presently one of the Elders and the Music Director cum Choirmaster of Christ Apostolic Church (Grace Tabernacle District) Ipaja, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Mrs. J. E. Okundalaye
HOD Pre School
Judith Enorese Okundalaye graduated with Upper Second Class Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Education Management/ Planning and a Diploma in Physical and Health Education from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma. She is a seasoned teacher with over 12 years teaching experience. Judith has taught in many schools and received training on Child Evangelism for Teachers, Curriculum Planning for Pre-school and Appointed and Anointed Teachers from Christian School Trust, United Kingdom. She is a professional in Montessori teaching, British and Christ-centered education curricula. She enjoys working with children and instilling the fear of God in their growing minds. Her passion to see children have Godly foundation is hinged on the belief that today’s Godly children will grow up to become future Godly leaders. Mrs. Judith Okundalaye possesses well developed interpersonal skills which have successfully enhanced the team morale, ensuring that the children remain the main priority in all of her endeavours. Her professionalism along with her reliable and pragmatic approach to work is the key to her already successful career in early childhood education.
Julianah Bunmi Matthew-Olusoji graduated from the University of Ibadan with an Upper Second Class Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education as well as a Diploma in Desktop Publishing. She started her teaching career in 2011 and has taught in a number of reputable schools. She is proficient in preparing pupils for entrance examinations into Junior Secondary Schools. She has a passion for teaching Mathematics, Quantitative Reasoning, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Social Science subjects and many more. She is also a teacher of God’s Word, a highly disciplined individual and enjoys sporting activities. A self-directed, action-oriented, dedicated, resourceful and goal-driven professional educator with a solid commitment to the spiritual, social, academic growth and development of every child with over 10 years’ experience in education.
Mrs. J. B. Matthew-Olusoji
HOD Upper Grade School
Grace Tolulope Ajayi holds a Second Class Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education from the University of Benin. She also holds a National Certificate in Education in Business Education from Abeokuta College of Education with an Upper Credit. Grace is a seasoned teacher with over 15 years teaching experience. She joined The Livingsprings Schools in 2014 as a pre school teacher and rose from this position to her current role as the Head of Department (Senior School) as a result of her dedication, quality academic service delivery, brilliancy, tenacity and ability to produce results within given timelines.
Mrs. G. T. Ajayi
HOD High School
Ebenezer Ugoh is a trained Guidance Counsellor and a Teacher who started his teaching career in 2010. He graduated with Second Class Bachelor’s Degree in Guidance and Counselling and a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counselling specializing in Adolescent Psychology and Youth Counselling from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria. He has worked in several accredited schools as a teacher and a Guidance Counsellor. He teaches Geography, ICT and Vocational Aptitude in The Livingsprings Schools. He loves counselling, decoration and playing soccer. He is currently a member of The Teaching Network Foundation (TTNF).
Mr. E. Ugoh
HOD Lower Grade School
Chika Joan Duru graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, with an Upper Second Class Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Education, after obtaining a National Certificate of Education in Computer Science/Biology from Tai Solarin College of Education. Chika is a seasoned teacher with over 8 years teaching experience. She enjoys teaching and learning with the aim of bringing out the best through various teaching strategies.
Mrs. C. J. Olakitan
Ginika Gloria Anene has a Second Class Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She has an in-depth knowledge and is committed to the early years where she has spent over a decade. She has attended several training, workshops and seminars to keep her abreast with classroom management and teaching methodology. Her passion is to assist young learners reach their full potential and to build a solid foundation for a greater future in their academic pursuits.
Mrs. G. G. Anene
Assembly Coord./Class Teacher
Ernest Chiagozielam Nnadi is a NCE (Technical) graduate in Auto-mechanics Technology from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is trained in practical Elementary Technology and Basic Sciences. He plays the keyboard, the bass guitar, speaks French fluently, loves art and psychomotor activities. He has acquired a vast skill in recycling waste papers and other ‘useless’ materials into attractive decorative and art works. He has over 24 years teaching experience and he is a member of The Teaching Network Foundation. Nnadi has attended some training for better teaching strategies. His passion includes imparting Christian spiritual values and practical skills into the children he comes across in this journey of life.
Mr. E. C. Nnadi
Art & Design Teacher
Vitalis Ilobi is a well experienced and seasoned Mathematics teacher with over fifteen years input in the profession. Ilobi graduated with a Second Class Honours in Mathematics from Ekiti State University and with a National Diploma background in Computer Science. He has been privileged to attend several seminars and workshops that have enhanced his proficiency in the teaching industry. Ilobi has written articles and contributed immensely to school publications. He has successfully spear-headed a school re-branding exercise and to the glory of God, he has prepared and trained students for Mathematics competitions and external examinations with outstanding results as a trailing testimony.
Mr. V. Ilobi
Mrs. Edu George is a B.A. Communication Arts holder from the University of Uyo, Akwa-Ibom. She loves reading, writing, drama, collecting of pictures and touring. Edu loves children and is committed to raising godly ones. She is a public motivational orator. She has acquired multiple skills in effective teaching and child management. She has over 9 years experience in academic fields. She is always cheerful, joyful, sympathetic and tolerant.
Mrs. E. George
Miss H. N. Obumaese
Obumaese Nyerhome Hephzibah holds a Second Class Honours Bachelor`s Degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Port Harcourt as well as a Diploma in computer Studies. She is a seasoned educator with over 13 years of working experience. She began her teaching career at Famous Schools Effurun Delta state before joining The Livingsprings Schools. She has taught at various levels of education from preschool to elementary school. She has attended trainings on Christian education, special needs education and early childhood education. She has passion for God’s work and she is a minister of the gospel, a Sunday school teacher, the current praise leader and prayer coordinator of ACSI in The Livingsprings Schools. She is very passionate about her children and is deeply committed to their all-round development. Her hobby is singing, dancing and cooking.
Mrs. Blessing Gabriel
Blessing Gabriel is a graduate of English Language from the University of Uyo, Uyo in Akwa Ibom State, where she obtained her Second Class Honour’s Bachelor Degree. She completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Upper Credit) from the National Open University Nigeria, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. She has taught in many schools both in the Northern and Southern part of Nigeria, (nursery, primary and secondary levels). She served as the Administrative Co-ordinator of student’s affair at First Academy, the First Bank Training School, Iganmu, Lagos State. She is a disciplined educator who desires strongly that every child should
come to the full knowledge of Christ Jesus and also live to fulfill God’s very purpose in their lives. She has great passion for the things of God. Her motto is ‘‘to impact humanity positively for Jesus Christ.” Integrity is her watchword. She is a seasoned preacher, evangelist and a song minister. She is very jovial, loves sharing knowledge and insight from God’s word and fun to be with. She loves singing and dancing.
Oluwatoyin Lydia Dada is a diligent, passionate, optimistic and seasoned Educationist. She bags First Class Honours Degree in Chemistry and Education from Tai Solarin University of Education. She has taught at Elementary, Secondary and College of Education before joining The Livingsprings Schools. She is a lover of God, a gracious multivational speaker who enjoys imparting the lives of young ones positively to build in them the confidence needed to become who and what God has destined them to be. She is a certified fashion designer, hair stylist, writer and singer. She is a registered member of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria. Presently, She teaches Chemistry at The Livingsprings High Schools.
Mrs. Toyin Onifade
Modesta Okeke is a graduate of Linguistics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
She is also an alumni of National Broadcast Academy, Ikeja, Lagos where she did a course in Television and Radio Presentation. She is an elocutionist and teaching professional with over 4 years experience, specializing in teaching English language, (IGCSE English), Creative writing and speech training for local and international students/clients. Her greatest strengths are public speaking, Writing and Classroom management. She is remarkably goal-driven, creative, and confident. Over the years, she has developed herself to train and prepare students for international examinations like International General Certificate of Secondary Education( IGCSE) and the likes. She also trains professionals on how to reach a wider and international audience through effective communication. She has taught at different levels of education. Presently, she is an English Language tutor at The Livingsprings High School, Lekki, Lagos. She is so passionate about personal development that she preaches and practises it over the years. Her love for personal development has seen her doing trainings and attending
Ms. Modesta Okeke
seminars on personal development. She has equally organised and trained a number of professionals on the Use of English for Effective Communication. One of her mantra is, "Good communication boosts self confidence, therefore speak modest." Hence the brand name “SpeakingModest”.
Ms. Stephie Odum
Social Studies Teacher
Stephie Odum is a graduate of Theatre and Film Studies from Redeemer's University. She had her Professional Graduate Diploma in Education from St. Augustine's College of Education. She is a seasoned educator with over 5 years experience in the academic field. Due to her undeniable love for personal development and growth, she has attended attended trainings on Teaching Knowledge Test(British Council), Teaching Writing through the Creative Mindset (Jordan Hill) and E-learning program endorsed by South African Council for Educators (SACE). Three keys to English Pronunciation and fluency (PHONI-TEKNIX) amongst others. She is passionate about the things of God and strives hard to bring younger ones to the knowledge of Christ. She is very jovial and a rational thinker. She loves to try her hands on graphics design and other form of activity that brings out her creativity. One of her favourite quote is by Alvin Toffler “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
Mr. Kayode Adebamiji
Kayode Adebamiji is an optimistic, passionate and a well seasoned educationist with a dynamic pedagogical skill. He holds an Upper Second Class Honours in Physics Education from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife (ACE Ondo) and a diploma in Biblical Ministries at Harvest time International Bible College, Ramona, California, U.S.A. Kayode Adebamiji served as a Mathematics/Further Mathematics teacher and a school pastor at Success International Institution Ondo before his National Youth Service Corps. He also served as the Head of Mathematics Department at Albesta Academy, Eleko, Ibeju-Lekki in Lagos State ; where he got rewarded with financial awards for 2019 IGCSE students results in Mathematics, 2019 1st position in Mathematics/Science Toleram competition and 2019 brilliant WAEC results produced in Mathematics before his resignation to join The Livingsprings Schools in year 2020 as a teacher of Mathematics, Physics and Further Mathematics.
Lateef Adeola Rotimi has a Diploma in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management at Lagos State University and graduated with Second Class Upper in Geography and Economics at the first and prestigious University of Education in Nigeria, Tai Solarin University of Education in Ogun State. He served as a Graduate Assistant at the Department of Geography in Adamu Augie College of Education, Argungu in Kebbi State. He has taught in a number of high schools in Lekki area of Lagos State before joining the Livingsprings High School. He is also an active sports instructor. He has a strong flair for public speaking on social, political and economic affairs. He is a member United Nations Trade Development and Nigerian Geographical Association.
Mr. Rotimi Adeola
Geography & Economics Teacher
Mrs. Idiodemise Mary Eshiome is a B.A (ED) English Language graduate of the Lagos State University where she graduated with Second Class Upper Division. She is a professional English and Literature Educator with over 5 years of experience in the academic field. Mrs. Idiodemise is a friendly, morally inclined and passionate teacher who loves to care for every child's needs. She loves reading and listening to music.
Mr. Akinola Ajayi
Agric and Music Teacher
Akinola Ajayi is an educator and church musician with over ten years of experience in the
education sector. His career path has seen him successfully function as a class teacher,
Head of co- curricula committee and Music Director of Nigerian schools offering both the British and Nigerian Curriculum. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Science from Olabisi Onabanjo University and a Master’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Ibadan. Akin boasts of professional affiliations and academic/ research publications in international journals. He has facilitated workshops related to church music, emotional intelligence, and
entrepreneurship. Akin, is a God fearing, disciplined and dedicated teacher and father with an innate passion for children and their learning progress. “Best Practice” is his watch word and
Akin believes that the teacher’s influence plays a major part in the total child, hence he is committed to supporting and encouraging co-teachers through interpersonal relationship, and leadership roles.
Mary Isedi holds a Higher National Diploma in Biology/Microbiology from The Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo State. She began her teaching career at The Livingsprings School . She has attended training programme organized by Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). She is a preschool teacher and she believes that you have to understand children's behaviour, show them love and care and be patient with them in order to get the best out of them. Her hobby is baking and surfing the internet for more information.
Mrs. Mary Isedi
Mr. Innocent Padonu
Maths & Music
Innocent Padonu is a trained, certified and experienced educator with over 6 years of cognate experience. He holds a Bachelor of Education Second Class Upper Honours Degree in Economics Education from the University of Lagos and a Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) in Accounting Education from the Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka. He is a Graduate member of the Nigeria Institute of Management (Chattered). He holds a Grade Five Certificate in Theory of Music from the Music Society of Nigeria (MUSON). He is passionate about impacting young lives and building the younger stars who are the future generation. This passion birth the Golden Portal Initiative. He is a lover and teacher of music and has led various choral groups in the immediate past. He has prepared and presented students for Common Entrance as well as Senior School Certificate Examination with outstanding performances. He is presently a Mathematics Educator and Music Instructor in The Livingsprings Schools.
Adeleke Hassan is an accomplished Olabisi Onabanjo University physics and electronics graduate. He formally began his teaching career in 2013. He holds an education post-graduate diploma (PGDE). He joined The Living Springs High School in 2021 after serving as a teacher at a number of renowned, primarily Christian institutions, including Marie Balvenne Catholic College as Hod Science, Rochester College, and Covenant University Secondary School. Adeleke is passionate about STEM education and is motivated by integrity, diligence, and excellent.
Mr. Adeleke Hassan
Physics & Basic Tech.
Olajumoke Oluyide holds a Diploma and B.A. from Olabisi Onabanjo University in International Relations, History, and Diplomatic Studies. She is also pursuing a Master's Degree in International Law and Diplomacy. Her premise that "moral and academic upbringing is essential to every child's cultured attitude to life and approach to issues in daily activities in school, their homes, and wherever they find themselves" stems from her strong belief that all aspects of a person's life, including character, sense of responsibility, good and bad habits, ability to cope with difficulties, academic performances, and piety, are primarily shaped during childhood.
Mrs. Olajumoke Oluyide
Assistant Class Teacher
Okafor, Rita Ndidi holds a Second Class Honours, Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literary Studies from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. She also holds a Basic Certificate in Education from St. Augustine Institute, Lagos. She is an enthusiastic, resourceful and goal-oriented professional with over eight years of experience. An insightful educator who has the ability to make complex topics interesting and exciting by providing current analogies.
Mrs. Rita Okafor
English & Literature Teacher