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Theresa Sprouse

Business Manager

Bachelor’s Degree, Business Administration, American Public University


Theresa Sprouse joined Great Lakes Learning Academy in 2013. One of her favorite parts of the job is watching students achieve a goal they previously didn’t believe was possible.  

Why I Became an Educator

Says Ms. Sprouse, “I became an educator because I love helping people and encouraging them to overcome obstacles and have a better future.” Her favorite time of the school year is graduation, since it offers the opportunity to watch the culmination of her students’ success.  

The Online Experience at Great Lakes Learning Academy

According to Ms. Sprouse, this school is a welcoming community for everyone—families, students, and teachers. The teachers are the first line of that welcoming community since they have the most interaction with families, but everyone plays a part in making sure families feel like they matter. 

She says that what makes our online school different from a traditional brick-and-mortar setting is “being able to meet kids where they are. We help students achieve their goals without the added pressure of in-person learning.”

“This school helps prepare students for a bright future by showing them that they are capable and anything is possible when they try.”

— Ms. Sprouse