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Angela Grilli

Assistant Principal

Bachelor’s Degree, Elementary Education, Athens State UniversityMaster’s Degree, Educational Leadership, The University of Alabama

Angela Grilli has been an educator for 11 years—five years in a brick-and-mortar school and six years in a virtual environment. She joined Coastal Connections Academy in 2019.

Why I Became an Educator

I became a teacher to make a difference in our world. I then decided to further my education to become an assistant principal to support student learning, collaborate with teachers, and to connect with all stakeholders. I enjoy the challenge of inspiring our students to invest in their own education.

The Online School Experience at Coastal Connections Academy

Our school promotes student engagement with a rigorous curriculum and a supportive learning environment. Coastal Connections Academy does an amazing job of building connections, empowering learners, and shaping the future. We must ensure students are engaged, well-rounded individuals with every opportunity to excel and succeed. The benefit of online public school is that we work closely with the students, Learning Coaches, and caretakers. As a school, we must also rely on all stakeholders, including parents’ and Learning Coaches’ involvement.

Coastal Connections Academy does an amazing job fostering student engagement in our digital and virtual world. We hold LiveLesson® sessions with our students where they get to interact with their peers. We offer multiple clubs and opportunities for students to collaborate and discover things that interest them. We also host field trips where we can meet up in person to explore various educational experiences.

“We understand that one size does not fit all and are here to make your experience the best it can be.”

— Ms. Grilli

Message for Families Considering Online School

Coastal Connections Academy is a great option for your student to accomplish educational goals that are personalized and flexible depending on their needs. We work as a team to ensure your student feels supported and fully equipped to excel. We understand that one size does not fit all, and we are here to make your experience the best it can be.

Students are prepared for their future endeavors after they graduate from Coastal Connections Academy. We have a rigorous curriculum and teachers who are dedicated to student success. We have a collaborative learning environment that involves not only the students, but their Learning Coaches as well.

My Interests

I love to visit the beach and to do anything outdoors with my husband and three boys. You will always find me with a great book to read whenever I have a few free minutes.