Kalika Grana has known, visited and served Swami for about three decades. Starting as an SSE teacher at a very young age, Mrs. Grana has hosted many Sai-based workshops on subjects such as parenting, SSE teacher training, the developmental stages of children and various aspects of the Sathya Sai Education in Human Values (SSEHV) curriculum. She is the Head of Schools for two partnership schools of the ISSE USA. She has been a faculty member of the Institute of Sathya Sai Education USA (ISSE-USA) for about a decade, where she served as the Chair for Partnership Schools and now as the Director of the Institute.
Kalika Grana holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Developmental Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Education, the North American Montessori Center certifications for Infant and Toddler Montessori education, and the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) certification for both Primary (3-6 yrs) and Elementary (6-12 yrs) Montessori education. It’s worth noting that she is one of few Montessori Directors in Austin to hold all Montessori Diplomas. Mrs. Grana comes from an extended family and long tradition of educators, school principals and Montessori directors. Mrs. Grana has also served as a consultant for the (National) Montessori School Accreditation Committee.