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Mr. DeGroot
Special Education Teacher - Oster-Oakview

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About Me

    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 4th and 5th grade students at Oster-Oakview School.  I have been married to Stacey for 25 years, and we have two boys.  Michael is 20 years old and is a graduate of NLSD 122 and LWCHS.  He is currently a junior at the University of Louisville majoring in electrical engineering.  Mitchell is 14 years old and is also a NLSD 122 graduate. He is a freshman at Lincoln Way Central.  

Quick Facts...

Favorite Thing About Teaching:

Working with students every day and watching them grow.



Working in the yard

Cutting grass

Attending sporting events 

Years Teaching:


Graduated From:

New Lenox School District 122
Lincoln Way Central High School
Lewis University
Olivet Nazarene University