Student Services Manager
Mariela Gratero joined the Brilla team in 2020 as the Student Services Manager. Ms. Gratero received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Philosophy with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Lafayette College in Easton, PA. She began her teaching career through Teach for America, and received her Master’s in Special Education from CUNY Brooklyn College. Ms. Gratero was born in the Dominican Republic and her passion for education was ignited by her experiences as a Multilingual/English Language Learner. In her free time, Ms. Gratero enjoys trying new and interesting foods like Icelandic fermented shark, French escargot, or Filipino balut. Ms. Gratero may not always enjoy the food she tries, but she will try anything new at least once! She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling to new places, and playing video games!
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”