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
WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME
My answer as a kid to the what-do-you-want-to-be-when-
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!
* Gallup Strength-Based Trained
* Rezilient Kids Trainer
* AZ ACE Certified Trainer
* PAX Tools Community Educator
* Next Generation Facilitator Certification by Growing Leaders