Our Head of School
Meet our Head of School, Rachana Creeth!
Born in Gujarat, India, Rachana spent her early years in Ndola, Zambia. She moved to Surrey, England, where she attended Montessori school at St. Martins Primary School in England. In 1989, Rachana moved with her family to St. Louis, where she graduated from Parkway North High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in finance the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Rachana’s professional experience is deep and varied. She is a founding board member at the Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls. She is a graduate of General Electric’s Financial Management Program and Corporate Audit Staff, and in her business career she moved swiftly through the leadership ranks at General Electric; Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a health care solutions company; and MEMC, a global player in the energy industry. She served as the business controller/CFO of a large business unit at Spartech before joining CDS’s administration in 2012.
Rachana came to CDS first as a parent and then joined our staff as Director of Finance and Administration. She served as a key member of our strategic planning committee and also as interim head of school prior to her permanent appointment. Rachana possesses what CDS needs in a Head of School: compassion, intelligence, good judgment, strategic thinking, and proven leadership skills. These skills enable her to protect and advocate for CDS students, support and lead faculty and staff, deepen relationships with other organizations and secondary schools, and work with parents to strengthen our CDS community.