Sivakumari has experiences over 28 years in various aspects of teaching and learning. She has worked with pre-schooler until university students. She holds a Masters of Education (MEd) and is a CIE trained teacher as she has completed Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers (CIDTT) in 2010. Currently, she is pursuing her doctorate of education program (EdD) in Instructional Technology at the Open University Malaysia.
She believes the engagement in professional development and a positive environment climate are among the factors associated with a more frequent use of active teaching. She feels that learning is more successful when students are actively involved in the learning experience and all children have the potential to be successful, hence, the role of the school is to provide opportunities for them to succeed. Her interests includes travelling, surfing, listening to music, watching movies and spending quality time with her family.