Rathy’s love for being with people and the joy these connections bring, make every aspect of school very dear to her heart. She fully revels in her varied roles: Administrator, Program Advisor for Jasmine & Lotus, Teacher-Trainer & Mentor, Teacher and Healer.
Following her heart, she quit her profession as a Textile Engineer to support her son and began to explore the world of alternative and holistic education. She believes that this is one of the best decisions of her life: bringing out the best in her and her son. Her inner calling led her to Creative School, a space that Rathy reveres. She is one of the core members of the Founding Team of the school.
Under the guidance of Jayashree and Ashok, she embarked on a new way of living, of consciousness and abundance. Her inner journey brought to her many other allied and self-development skills and tools for abundance and wellness, such as self-reflection, self-care and awareness.
A learner for life, she enfolded and supported many on their path to become conscious teachers/parents through healing and mentoring, and feels blessed to have been a part of their healing journey. Learning & Living, the Sacred Classroom Principles, spiritual purification practices form the core of daily living for her.
Rathy comes alive in the presence of children. She discovered her immense desire to be with children through stories and storytelling. She believes that children have insightful ways of drawing connections and relationships from fantasy to the real world. Their intuitive and creative minds uncover wisdom and insights from narratives when allowed to freely express. Rathy is gifted with the unique ability of connecting to the essence of the child and recognising his/her needs. Her son, she says, is her greatest teacher. Learning to work through his challenges opened a new world of possibilities, of creative learning and expression, of compassion, love and acceptance.
Spiritual Administration is another area of work at Creative that Rathy feels deeply connected to. Under Jayashree’s guidance, she is exploring the many dimensions of collaboration and compassion in Administration, so vital to the functioning of a school.
Rathy is also exploring the rich and exciting world of Language Arts, Humanities, and Math. She enjoys watching children learn in wonder and with joy, by experiencing the oneness and interconnectedness of all subjects through subject-integration and thematic learning. She seamlessly facilitates the integration of healing and holistic well-being with academia, by guiding them to use the many self-care tools that the school provides.
‘Unlearning Education’ under Reshma’s guidance; exploring unconventional ideas of teaching-learning with Dhivya; applying the Four Step Learning Process; immersing Creative’s pedagogy, Rathy is unravelling the power of ‘sacred classroom for a conscious living’. And the journey of unlearning and relearning continues.