Janaki is the director of the Spark Teacher Education Institute and program director for the MATS. She has been teaching for over 17 years. She also directs Bapagrama Educational Center, based in Bangalore, India. This school has a long tradition of social service and community organizing. Named after Thakkar Bapa, a co-worker of Mahatma Gandhi, who believed in equality of all people and who was against the caste system, the school became a place for children from poor families to learn and grow.