Lavanya founded SMR Shoreline Montessori in 2002 and named it after her parents (Srimani and Rama). For 35 years, she has been a montessori classroom teacher and program supervisor at prestigious Montessori schools across the country.
In addition to being a full-time teacher, she also serves as a consultant for local Montessori schools that are looking to improve their curriculum. She takes a very centered and collaborative approach to teaching, and encourages all parents to take an active part in their child's education and development.
She is a very active member of the greater Seattle community, and serves as the president of a local cultural organization. Both her children attended Montessori school through kindergarten, after which they were enrolled in schools in the Shoreline school district.