Rashmi has her initial qualifications in English Literature and Law. She has a post graduate qualification in Social Communications Media. She also has an English language teaching qualification – CELTA from the British Council.
She is married into a family that has been associated with the school since its inception and she has, over the years, volunteered at the school in many capacities. She has taught English, Creative Writing and Drama in several other schools as well. Having been involved in the Mumbai theatre scene in her youth, she carried on working with drama involving children and teenagers.
She enjoys writing and has written a children’s history book on Mumbai, called ‘Samundari City’, which is prescribed syllabus in several schools around the city. She has edited several books over the years. She has worked with the Centre for Environmental Research and Education (CERE) and co-edited an academic textbook and workbook called the ‘Wisdom of Words’. She has taught various educational modules for the CERE, aiming to create environmental awareness in children through Literature. She is the author of several plays, with social, political or environmental themes, many of which have been performed with the senior school section of the J. B. Petit School, Mumbai. She has just finished writing a biography on Shri B. K. S. Iyengar for Harper Collins, India. She has esoteric interests in mud building, composting garbage and organic farming, all of which come from being a thwarted farmer.
To her, the most wonderful thing about teaching is being inspired by the vibrancy of her students’ intellects and their energy.