Ann Kalra

Head of Education

Ann leads the school’s curriculum and teacher training division.  She has worked as a Montessori Directress and School Director in Texas, Louisiana, and abroad for over 30 years. Ann trained at Good Shepherd Maria Montessori Training Center in Colombo, Sri Lanka and is certified by the Association Montessori Internationale. She is married to Dr. Satish Kalra.


Celia Balasingham

Head of School and School Director

Celia is a licensed Texas Child Care Director and committed to developing independent, thoughtful, and courteous students who are citizens of the world.  An experienced Early Childhood educator and qualified Montessori Directress, Celia oversees the day-to-day school operations. Celia has worked in early education for over 20 years and has worked for Montessori Preschool @ Copperfield since 1996.


Kevin Kalra, Ed.M.

Director of Innovation & Global Strategy

Kevin is a graduate of Montessori schools and holds a Masters in Education from Harvard University.  He served as Lead Consultant on The Smartest Investment, a joint initiative by UNESCO, UNICEF, the UN Global Compact, and the UN Special Envoy for Global Education. Kevin also chairs the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Houston Hub. In 2004, Houston Mayor Bill White declared March 30 as Kevin Kalra Day for his work in sustainability.