Alyssa Lucas Grothaus teaches Lower School Math and ELA at The Grayson School. As an undergraduate, Ms. Grothaus studied education on a global scale through an internship in London and completed a research study on the importance of physical activity for activating student attention. She graduated summa cum laude from Elon University with a B.A. in Elementary Education, then taught grades 4 and 5 at River Mill Academy in North Carolina.
Growing the minds of gifted students is one of her passions and one of the primary reasons Ms. Grothaus chose to become a teacher. She has written differentiated curriculum for elementary math, reading, and science, and her classes are guided by open discussion and hands-on exploratory learning opportunities. Ms. Grothaus believes in fostering a love of learning and inquisitiveness that her students can associate with their everyday lives.
She loves science, animals, and everything Disney, and she enjoys drawing, painting, and crafting. Ms. Grothaus comes from a family full of educators, and she is excited to return to her hometown of West Chester. Joining her are a Jack Russell named Daisy and a Chow mix named Dash.