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Mr. DeGroot
Special Education Teacher - Haines

Welcome to my page!  My name is Mike DeGroot.  I am a longtime resident of New Lenox and a graduate of both NLSD 122 and Lincoln Way Community High School District 210. I attended Lewis University where I earned a bachelor's degree in special education.  I also earned a master's degree from Olivet Nazarene University. I work with 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students at Haines school.  I have been married to Stacey for 23 years, and we have two boys.  Michael is 18 years old and he is a graduate of NLSD 122 and LWCHS.  He is currently a freshman at the University of Louisville majoring in engineering.  Mitchell is 12 years old and is in seventh grade at Martino Junior High School.  

Quick Facts...

Favorite Thing About Teaching:

Working with students every day and watching them grow.


Hobbies: Working in the yard. 

Years Teaching: 13

Graduated From:

New Lenox School District 122

Lincoln Way Central

Lewis University

Olivet Nazarene University