Educational Leader & Visionary
Mariesa Grado is a wife, mother, and educator of 20+ years. Her career includes work in both public and private schools, in general and in special education. A former school principal, and director, she has served as a valued advisory board member and educational consultant for many organizations. Her dedication to the advancement of Christian education is reflected in all aspects of Synergy Education Initiative. Teach These Children, a unique Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) framework designed to teach parents how to remain at the center of the most critical aspects of their child’s education and ensure success beyond the classroom.
Mariesa remains deeply committed to her work with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACESS). As Associate Vice President she functions as an accreditation liaison to school leaders seeking the gold standard in accreditation through MSA. She is outspoken about her support of The Center for Garden State Families, and currently serves as Board Secretary to the Center, contributing her expertise on parental rights and SEL to their articles, presentations, and speaking engagements.
She and her husband Joe are active members of Bethany Church where they attend the Parsippany Campus and serve in several ministries. They reside in Whippany, New Jersey with their two children, Kara and Ari.
Synergy is truly a reflection of my heart's desire to help others and share my expertise. As the landscape of education is ever changing, I remain in the spirit of servant leadership, continuously looking for ways to meet the needs of our time. With that, I recognize that your time is valuable-- I am grateful you chose to spend it here today and look forward to working with you!
Synergy Education Initiative, Founder