School Administration

The GIS administration team is led by the principal who duly reports to the seven-member School Board of elected and appointed community members. The School Board turns in reports to the Executive Board, the elected governing board of the MCA.


Dr. Lian JeeawoodyPhoto of Dr. Lian Jeeawoody

Vice Principal

Dr. Lian Jeeawoody is originally from Mauritius; she graduated with a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Montpellier, France and a Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Paris, France. Dr. Lian started her teaching career in Granada as an Upper Grades Science teacher in 1999. Her passion and contribution in helping students in science fair projects have resulted in two Teacher Recognition Awards, in 2005 and 2007, from the Santa Clara Valley Science and Engineering Fair Association (Synopsys Championship). Dr. Lian holds a Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential and a Clear Administrative Services Credential. She is also a member of ACSA, ASCD, and ISTE.

Since 2008, Dr. Lian has served the Muslim community as Vice Principal of Granada. Having led several technology committees, Dr. Lian believes in the use of technology in classrooms to prepare students to master the Common Core Standards and the 21st Century skills. Outside of school, she enjoys beekeeping, reading, gardening and traveling with her family.

School Email:
School Phone: Ext (222)


Linda ZielinskiPhoto of Linda Zielinski

Business Manager

Sr. Linda is in her 22nd year at Granada and has been a part of the MCA community since she embraced Islam, over 30 years ago. Linda’s background is Polish, German and Italian. Originally from Canada, Linda came to the Bay Area at a very young age. She has lived here ever since, except for one memorable year in Egypt. Prior to coming to Granada, Linda worked as a Safety Analyst in the corporate headquarters of a national trucking company. She was drawn to Granada because of its mission and the opportunity to work with Muslims for a cause she strongly supported. Linda has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration-Human Resource Concentration from San Jose State University and a Non-Profit Management Certificate from San Jose State University Professional Development. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. Her hobbies include all kinds of textile, jewelry making, and paper crafts.

School Email:
School Phone: Ext (229)