Miss DeGross    

I grew up in Fairview Park, where I attended St. Angela Merici School. For high school, I went to Magnificat High School in Rocky River. I have always had a passion for helping children learn and grow and was also inspired by my own teachers to pursue a career in education. My love for learning and sharing it with others was so evident that my classmates predicted in our 8th grade yearbook that I would become a teacher!

I graduated from Baldwin Wallace University with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Middle Childhood Education. I substitute taught for six months following graduation, which included a long-term substitute position teaching 8th grade math at Westlake City Schools. I was hired at St. Peter School in 2022 as the 4th and 5th grade reading and English language arts teacher and the 5th grade homeroom teacher. I am blessed to teach at a Catholic school where I can pass on my faith to my students.

Outside of the classroom, I love to spend time with family and friends, read a good book, go bowling, attend games for both high school and professional teams in the Cleveland area, and shop at Marshalls and TJ Maxx.


Grade 5 has an academic curriculum that follows the guidelines set forth by the State of Ohio and the Cleveland Diocesan Office of Education. Students learn in an atmosphere that promotes Christian Values, responsibility and academic growth. As fifth graders we continue to blossom into independent learners, preparing for the transition to Jr. High and beyond. Students now have access to a chromebook, this allows them on Progressbook to look at grades, missing work, and homework. The planbook is no longer checked by the parents, students are strongly encouraged to still use the planbook. Notes are taken and used along with study guides in the subjects. Not only are the students now doing occasional research projects on their own, they are using chromebooks for all areas of learning. Their lab experiences have also yielded to the engineering and STEM process, Invention Convention.

Current subjects include Religion, ELA Block (Reading, English, Spelling) Health, Science, and Social Studies. Spanish lessons are every Monday.

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