Achini Mahawanniarachchi




Achini Mahawanniarachchi earned a BSc in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and a professional diploma in teaching English as a second language. During this time, she discovered her passion for teaching. She earned her master’s in science education and curriculum development from the University of Texas in Arlington. She has experience in teaching science for all grade levels. She also enjoys organizing science fairs and coaching science Olympiad and science bowl competitions.


Achini has taught elementary, middle and high school science for twenty years. She has been a homeschool teacher/parent for over twelve years promoting science education among home schoolers. She enjoys watching her students explore science concepts through hands on activities.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Enjoys watching her kids play tennis even though she never could keep score.
  • Love quilting and cooking.
  • Enjoys spending time with family.