Aruna Rajaram is the Cambridge Exam Officer, High School Teacher, & Coordinator and Class Pillar for the 7th and 8th graders. Aruna tends to be soft spoken, takes things in her own stride, and always follows her heart.
After working in the corporate world for about a decade, she quit her job to spend more time with her daughter while she was growing up. In time, she became passionate about teaching and being with children.
In the year 2010, she was introduced to Creative’s philosophy and teaching methodologies while she was looking for opportunities that cater to an individual’s all round development. She was intrigued by the self work practises and emotional well being tools taught to children here. She then moved to Creative in the year 2010 along with her child. Teaching gives her immense satisfaction.
She loves helping children develop their sense of curiosity, questioning, and innovation in science. She is also the class teacher for the 6th and 7th graders. Nothing beats the hugs, appreciation, and gratitude she gets from children!
In her role as Coordinator and Exam Officer, she helps children understand the importance of staying present and using all the tools they have learnt, to write exams with ease. She says that exam writing is a skill which children develop over time and the numbers they receive don’t define them. She feels that her role is complete when children are able to see themselves as unique beings and are able to identify the spark in them and follow their passion.Children pursue their life’s purpose when they believe in themselves and follow their hearts, says Aruna!
Aruna feels privileged to work in an alternative school that does not rush to complete the syllabus and encourages the exploration of learning. She is learning how to make Science fun and engaging so that children can experience Science in the world around them.
The annual art mela at Creative has helped Aruna get back to crochet and engage in learning new skills in macrame, clay work, and lino prints. Creative’s annual art mela gave her the opportunity to unleash her artistic skills. She enjoys challenges and believes that learning is an on-going process.