Cape Cod Collaborative

Michael B. Gradone

Michael B. Gradone

Mr. Gradone joined the Center after serving as Superintendent of the Nauset Schools for 17 years.  In that position he reported to five School Committees, developing a keen appreciation of the characteristics of successful relationships between boards and their chief executives.  During his tenure, Nauset schools were awarded two national Blue Ribbons, a state-wide Compass and Vanguard awards.  Currently he consults for schools and nonprofits from his office in Chatham.  Prior to his Superintendency, he was Nauset's Assistant Superintendent and served as Principal of Wellfleet Elementary School for 12 years.  In addition to his professional responsibilities, Mr. Gradone is a founding director of ArtsLink, the Youth Arts Foundation, a trustee of the Academy of Performing Arts, a director of the Cape Cod Baseball League, and a member of the area board of the Cape & Islands Department of Children and Families.  His educational background includes an A.B. from Harvard University and a M.Ed. from Westfield State College in Educational Leadership.