Floretz Academy is led by Deepa Ravichandran, Director and Founder Principal. Deepa is a renowned Montessorian. She holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Electronics but decided to follow her passion – being with and teaching children. She not only did the Montessori Program for Elementary and Primary Children but has also completed a Special Education and Language & Communication Training Course. She also teaches at the Indian Montessori Training Centre (IMTC), works with IMTC to train teachers in rural and semi-urban areas and is an examiner at the IMTC.
Deepa is known for her passion for the Montessori Method and its application in every-day life. Her other interests include music, dance, painting (Thanjavur Painting), art and craft. She also volunteers at the Isha Home School, Isha Vidya Schools and the Isha Foundation at Coimbatore.
Deepa is joined by her husband, Ravichandran. He has over 30 years experience in the Corporate world. He is a corporate and investment banker. During the last 12 years, he has worked in setting up the back office operations of ANZ Bank and Hewlett Packard (HP). He was the Managing Director of ANZ Bank's back office in India, the Managing Director of HP's Back Office Operations in India and then the Global Head of the HP's Shared Services before joining Floretz. Ravi has led large teams of 18,000 people across 58 countries and comes with a strong finance and commercial background.
Floretz has dedicated teachers who are all Montessori Trained. They have an interesting mix of educational backgrounds – Botany, Commerce, Social Sciences, Electronics, Bio-Chemistry and Bio-Medical Sciences. The strength of Floretz comes from the diverse background of its team. Each of our teachers and the Founder Principal are known for their dedication, passion and love for children.