Director of Student Services, Instruction, Brilla Schools Network
To teach in a manner that respects and cares for the souls of our students is essential if we are to provide the necessary conditions where learning can most deeply and intimately begin.
- bell hooks
Mariela Gratero serves as the director of student services and instruction for the Brilla Schools Network. In her role, she supports the instructional work within student services. Prior to joining the Seton team, Mariela joined Brilla in 2020, serving as the Assistant Principal of Student Services for Brilla College Prep Elementary. Mariela graduated from Lafayette College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Philosophy. After graduating, Mariela began her teaching career through Teach for America and received her Master’s degree in Childhood Special Education from CUNY Brooklyn College. Mariela was born in the Dominican Republic and her passion for education was ignited by her experiences as a Multilingual Learner. In her free time, Mariela enjoys reading, traveling to new places, and discovering foods from around the world.
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