Alyssa DeGroot is an elementary school teacher at Minnesota Connections Academy (MNCA). She graduated from North Dakota State University and Valley City State University with two degrees: elementary education and human development/family science. Ms. DeGroot is currently pursuing her master’s degree in education. She began her teaching career in 2012 and joined MNCA in 2013. Ms. DeGroot shares below what she loves about teaching in an online school.
“I became a teacher because I love learning and helping others learn. At MNCA, I am able to teach all different types of learners! We have an incredible collaborative group of teachers who are always innovating and working to help our students.
The benefit of teaching at an online school is that it offers more flexibilty for our students and their families. We really value communication and family involvement in learning—we’re here for you! Our school community is so special because we have such kind and caring students and teachers. The Livelesson® sessions, real-time online classroom sessions, are always so fun and welcoming.
An education at MNCA helps prepare students for a bright future because of the amount of communication and support provided to students. Learning is personalized for students to help them be successful.”
Outside of teaching, Ms. DeGroot loves yoga, gardening, reading, canoeing, and traveling.
At MNCA, I am able to teach all different types of learners! We have an incredible collaborative group of teachers who are always innovating and working to help our students.