John R. Gratto

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

John R. Gratto

John R. Gratto

Clinical Assistant Professor


1750 Kraft Dr., Room 2006 
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Office: 540-231-3323


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 (NY) State University College    
  • B.S. Cortland (NY) State University College 

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors

    President of the Virginia Professors of Educational Leadership

    Teacher of the Week, October 12, 2015

    Selected Publications


    Out of the Office and Into the Classroom: A Dozen Practical Ideas for Using Time Wisely, Principal Leadership and the Marshall Memo, 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