Mrs. Cindy Groot

Education Background

  • Bachelor’s degree and elementary teacher certification – Calvin College (1989)
  • Master’s degree in educational leadership and administrative certification – Eastern Michigan University  (1994)

Teaching Experience

  • 4th grade teacher at Redeemer Baptist Elementary School in Los Angeles, CA  (1989-1992)
  • Elementary School Principal at Highlands Ranch Christian School (Denver Christian Schools) in Highlands Ranch, CO  (1994-1997)
  • Curriculum Director at Dutton Christian School (2007-present)

Personal Life

  • Married to Hugh
  • Three children who have or still do attend DCS
  • Member of Discovery CRC

Why I became a Christian school teacher/curriculum director

For deep and true learning to occur, you need to know your students.  This means all aspects of them.  I chose to become a Christian school teacher because I did not want to separate my students’ learning from their identity in Christ.  I believe Christian education is the best choice for educating the whole child so incredible learning can happen!

An example of how I help teachers integrate faith into their classroom

Fun Fact 

I have four sisters, and we all are or have been teachers in our careers.