John R. Gratto

John Gratto, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Education/Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. CLAHS.

John R. Gratto

John R. Gratto

Clinical Associate Professor


7054 Haycock Road, 
Falls Church, VA 22043


Office: 540-759-0197


Department Membership

School of Education


  • K-12 school leadership and administration 
  • Creating Conditions for Success for New Teachers
  • Board of Education and Superintendent Relationships
  • Time Management for School Leaders
  • Strategies to Improve Students’ Attendance

Professional Activities

  • Virginia Professors of Educational Leadership—current President
  • Virginia Professors of Educational Leadership—former Secretary


  • Ed.D., Columbia University
  • M.Ed., Plattsburgh State University College
  • B.S., Cortland State University College 

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors

    • Certificate of Mastery of Online Teaching, Fall 2018
    • President of the Virginia Professors of Educational Leadership
    • Teacher of the Week, October 12, 2015

    Selected Publications


    • 10 Take-Charge Actions for Effective Proactive Communication, March 2018
    • Out of the Office and Into the Classroom, a Dozen Practical Ideas for Using Time Wisely, May 2017
    • Ten High-Yield Strategies to Improve Student Attendance, Principal Leadership, December 2016
    • How to Flourish as an Assistant Principal, January 2016
    • Developing a Survey to Determine Student Perceptions of Readiness at the Beginning of an Educational Leadership Program, National Council of Professors of Education Administration International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, Vol. 10, No. 2-November 2015