Degrees and Certifications:
MA: Education, Concordia University, Irvine BA: Physical Educaiton, California State University, Long Beach AA: Orange Coast College
My name is Ms. Groothuis. I have been a Physical Education teacher at Lathrop Intermediate School since 1997. I enjoy teaching the students of Santa Ana and have a passion for sharing my knowledge in the area of Physial Education with my students.
I attended college at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), where I received my Bachelors degree in Kinesiology. Kinesiology is the study of movement. I continued schooling at CSULB and received my teaching credential. Shortly after I began working at Lathrop. I decided to go back to school a short time after beginning my career as a teacher. I attended Concordia University, Irvine where I received my Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
I am currently living in Huntington Beach, CA, with my best friend and my two dogs, Penny and Chloe. Outside of work, I enjoy snowboarding, going to the beach, swimming and paddle boarding. My favorite place in the whole wide world is Mammoth Lakes, CA. It's a great place to snowboard in the winter and offers so many things to do in the summer, like fishing, hiking and camping.