Faculty

The Institute faculty has professional credentials and postgraduate degrees in education and other fields. They are culturally and demographically diverse, and come from various regions throughout the United States.

The faculty also has extensive background in Sathya Sai Education. They have worked professionally with children, adolescents, and adults at schools, universities, and in community organizations across the United States and overseas.

Kalika Grana

Director


B.A., Child Development Psychology, M.Ed., Education, North American Montessori Society Infant-Toddler Diploma (0-3 yrs.), AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) Primary Diploma (3-6 yrs.) AMI Elementary Diploma (6-12 yrs.)
Coordinator:ISSE-USA Partnership Schools Committee
Member: Former USA SSEHV Foundation 1990s – 2011
Professional History: Over 25+ years of experience of educating children from 0- 12 years. Head of School for Cedar Park Montessori and Sapientia Montessori Schools. Montessori School Accreditation consultant. Conducts parenting workshops throughout the United States.
SSEHV Experience: 15 years of implementing SSEHV in the Montessori Schools in Austin, TX.

Kathleen Salzano

Chair: Educational Programs and Resources


B.A., Foods & Nutrition; M.Ed., Person Centered Education; CA Multiple Subject K-23 Teaching Credential; Ed.D., Leadership & Organizational Development
Professional History: Life Long Educator: elementary (public school) teacher; adjunct university professor; healthcare/HMO educator; food service manager/employee training
SSEHV Experience: six years bringing SSEHV to community children In San Diego, CA

Doris Hampton

Chair: Community Programs


B.A., Social Studies; numerous Professional Development Courses and Certificate Programs
Faculty Member: ISSE-USA – 2011 – present ISSE-USA Coordinator, Community Programs Committee Member: Sathya Sai International Education Committee – 2000 – present Member: Former USA SSEHV Foundation 1990s – 2011 Professional History: Director; Program Developer; Manager; Organizational
Professional History: Director; Program Developer; Manager; Organizational Community Liaison for American Red Cross, United Way; Girl Scout Council. Substitute Teacher; Missouri Public School System. Marketing Consultant: United Way; Leadership Round Table of Great St. Louis; Washington University Center for Social Development; American Heart Association; Healthy Youth Partnership
SSEHV Experience: Over 25 years’ experience training volunteers and staff members in SSEHV and implementing SSEHV community and school programs including for formerly homeless and abused women and their children. Integrated and taught SSEHV in Early Childhood Education College course. Have done numerous SSEHV presentations for community organizations, churches and universities; presented SSEHV workshops at Cooperating School Districts CHARACTERplus national conferences; Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education staff; Parents as Teacher national office staff; Psychiatrist at Harvard University Children's Center who is also consultant for children's television programs including Nickelodeon. Co-author SSEHV Manual for the Community. Currently working on building global database of SSEHV projects for publication.

Beth Clark

ISSE Faculty


B.S., Biology, M.S. Biology & Chemistry; continuing education courses in Teaching Methods and Strategies
Member: ISSE-USA 2013 - present Member, SSEHV Community Programs Committee Member, Instructional Programs and Education Resources Committee
Professional History: DDirector, The Antarctica Project (environmental NGO). Created educational resources; workshops and presentations to public, private, government sectors; Volunteer coordinator, Ecumenical Community Helping Others (social services NGO); member; Research biologist, Yale University, National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Antarctic Research Program
SSEHV Experience: 14 years bringing SSEHV to the community and schools, including formerly incarcerated men, elementary and middle school students, and Howard Gardner middle school students, in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties, VA and Montgomery and PG Counties, MD; SSEHV presentations for community organizations and schools