Dr. Grego created the Parent Leadership Cadre in an effort to empower families to be advocates for Pinellas County Schools. The initiative, which supports Item 7, Goal 5 of the district’s Strategic Plan, invites School Advisory Council and Parent Student Teacher Association chairs from each school to regularly scheduled evening sessions with Dr. Grego. The sessions rotate each month among families of elementary, middle, and high school students who live in north, mid, and south Pinellas. In this way, parent leadership at every school in the district has three opportunities to meet with the Superintendent between September and May. Each session includes a presentation by Dr. Grego on key issues facing the district and a question-and-answer session during which time parents can share their concerns.