The things he sees are not just remembered; they form a part of his soul.
— Dr. Maria Montessori

Ruchira Fernando

Elementary level Director

Coyote Lower Elementary Lead Guide

Ruchira is a founding Elementary staff member at Creo School. He was born and raised in Sri Lanka and has a passion for Rugby, captaining at the college level while representing a State Rugby Club in Sri Lanka. More recently, Mr. Fernando found a love for teaching the Montessori Method. He joined our Creo Team with over 10 years of teaching experience. Ruchira holds AMI Primary and Elementary Diplomas and an AMI/NAMTA Orientation to Adolescent Studies certificate for ages 12-18. He taught 3+ years at the Primary Level before becoming an Elementary Lead Guide for our Coyote Classroom.  Ruchira also holds an Arts Degree from the U.S. and a Communication Degree from Australia. In addition, Ruchira is currently pursuing master educational leadership courses through the AMI Whole School Leadership Institute. When time permits, he enjoys mountain biking, traveling, camping and exploring Arizona.