Meet Our Team

WHY WE CARE

Hi! We’re Bill & Marissa Leinart, Founders of Parent Led Academy and parents just like you, trying hard to do our very best to to raise our kids to be responsible, make good decisions and to be kind to others. 

The problem is, many of our kids lack the social-emotional life skills including identifying and managing their emotions, knowing their purpose and serving others. 

Now, the impact of COVID has brought to our attention our need for social and emotional connectedness more than ever before…to demonstrate empathy and resilience, build relationships across distance and call upon our collective resolve to strengthen our schools and communities.

And that’s why our nonprofit Parent Led Academy exists, to be a trusted resource and support for kids and adults during this challenging time.  

Together, we have more than 20 years of teaching experience at the high school & university levels. 

Bill was a former high school teacher and basketball coach for 12 years and 4 years at a community college. He currently manages solar projects for a large utility company.

Marissa, a former 2 time Emmy Award Winning TV news anchor/reporter was a former adjunct professor at Arizona State University for 5 years before homeschooling their 2 kids for 17 years. She’s currently the Founder/Executive Director.            

MEET OUR COACHES

PASSIONATE & EXPERIENCED with more than 90 years of teaching experience combined.

WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME

“Once upon a time in Nashville, a few songs off my album made an unsigned-artist radio show. I still love to sing but love coaching people so much more than performing for them!”

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 WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME

“I changed schools every single year with the exception of 2 while growing up.”

What Most People Don’t Know About Me

WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME

“I throw fruit randomly at my kids for fun!”

What Most People Don’t Know About Me

WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME

My answer as a kid to the what-do-you-want-to-be-when-you-grow-up question always was: 

“A MERMAID!” 

I wholeheartedly believe that impossible is actually read correctly as I[AM]POSSIBLE, and fully support the pursuit of all dreams! With faith and courage, we can make yours happen!

 

WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME

“The only sport I ever excelled in was standing on my head!”

*  Gallup Strength-Based Trained

*  Rezilient Kids Trainer

*  AZ ACE Certified Trainer 

*  PAX Tools Community Educator

*  Next Generation Facilitator Certification by Growing Leaders

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