Welcome! I am Stephanie Groth and I am looking forward to teaching your student
                                ​this school year! I am a 2007 graduate of Fort Hays State University and have a
                            ​    Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. In 2009, I received my teaching certification from
                                Southwestern College.  I met my goal of completing my graduate degree in
​                                December 2016.  I earned my Master's degree in Secondary Adaptive
​                                Special Education from Emporia State University.

I began teaching second grade at Altoona Elementary in 2010. Previously,  I taught 6th-9th Math at Midway. I then helped to start an intermediate program at Midway, and taught 5th & 6th grade Math & Science. 

My husband, Philip, and I live in Independence.  We have two children, a daughter, Whitley- age 24; she is a graudate student at Pittsburg State University, majoring in Vocal Performance & Conducting. Whitley married her best friend Alex in December 2018.  He will complete his undergrad in Vocal Performance in May 2019. Our son, Jacob is 21.  Jacob is working on his EMT certification at ICC and works full-time at Auto Zone.  We have 3 dogs; Sandy, 16, Benny 14, and Hudson 3.

When I am not teaching I enjoy singing, playing the flute and the piano. I love to scuba dive and enjoy camping with my family and friends.  Technology intrigues me and I enjoy trying to utilize it within the classroom.  

Mrs. Groth's Favorite Things

Color: Blue & Zebra

Movie: I love all movies that star Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock.

Music: I love music and enjoy all genres except for Rap!

TV Shows: I have many favorites; those at the top of my list 
are Grey's Anatomy & Designated Survivor

Book: A Child Called It & A Man Named Dave.

Food:  I love slim jims, chocolate, and sauerkraut... not together, of course!

Hobbies: I love to spend time with my family and friends, ​camping, scuba diving,
​and ​DIY projects that I find on Pinterest!