Meet the Mothers! - Merit Educational Consultants

Meet the Mothers!

Simona Grace (2020 Mother of the Year)
Susan Tatsui D’Arcy (2019 Mother of the Year)
will be featured in the American Mothers California special “Meet the Moms” event!

June 11, 2020 @ 5:00pm

Come get to know these two wonderful mothers and hear about Susan’s exciting year, as well as help us welcome and hear about the amazing plans of Simona for the year to come!

We will also be introducing the new AMC board members and have exciting information to share!! To see the new board members and read their bios, click

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Time: Jun 11, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Simona Grace
Simona is a hardworking L.A. mom who is dedicated to her 10-year old son, Luke, and considers motherhood her greatest privilege in life. She is also the founder of “Moms in Office” a political action committee (PAC) as well as a writer, and a publishing professional. After spending her childhood in Hungary, Simona moved to the United States to pursue her academic goals with one suitcase and no knowledge of the English language. She earned a degree in Comparative Literature from UCLA, summa cum laude. She writes about parenting topics at the intersection of culture and society, and major online media outlets, such as “Scarymommy”, have published her work. With “Moms in Office” Simona became the first single mom in the United States to form a political organization, which has helped her further her mission to strengthen the political voice of all moms and to help elect mothers to public office.

Come and meet this amazing mom and see why all her opportunities as well as the obstacles she’s overcome have helped her to become who she is today!

Susan Tatsui-D’Arcy
Susan grew up in Southern California and currently resides in Santa Cruz. After her first child was born, Susan set up a preschool so she could spend more time with her daughter and provide engaging activities for her. She invited other children to join them to create a stimulating and social environment. Realizing that no existing school met the standards she wanted for her children, she opened an elementary school for accelerated students that expanded with her children as they advanced each year. When her daughters were in middle school, Susan created ProjectMERIT to inspire teens to find their niches and pursue independent projects. Later she expanded Merit Academy to include high school and college advisory. Susan has written eleven books on parenting, education & time management. Susan is the CEO and founder of Merit Academy and Merit Educational Consultants. For fun, Susan skis, ATVs, and manages her aquaponics garden and permaculture fruit orchard.

Come and help us congratulate Susan on all that she was able to accomplish as 2019 Mother of the Year and to wish her a bright future of success!