Elementary School Teacher
BS, Elementary Education, University of Northwestern in Saint Paul
Alex DeGroot began his teaching career after earning a BS in Elementary Education from the University of Northwestern in
Saint Paul. He joined Minnesota Connections Academy in 2013 and currently teaches 4th grade.
Why I Became a Teacher
I knew at a young age that I wanted to be a teacher. My favorite classes in school were math and social studies, and I
loved to be challenged in these courses.
The Online School Experience at Minnesota Connections Academy
I love teaching at Minnesota Connections Academy because I get to build a great relationship with the students and their
families through our check-in calls. Minnesota Connections Academy prepares students for a bright and successful future
by helping them gain some independence and take ownership of their education. They can see the lessons that need to be
completed for the day and plan how they want to tackle them. The online lessons engage the students by giving them the
opportunity to interact and chat with each other before and after our LiveLesson. Students enjoy it when they can share
on the webcam and microphone.
Message for Prospective Families Choosing Online School
If you are considering being more involved in your child’s education, I would highly recommend researching more about
our school. We would love to have you.
“I love teaching at Minnesota Connections Academy because I get to build a great relationship with the students and
their families through our check-in calls.
— Mr. DeGroot