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Steve Hall (Media)
Groves Academy Proudly Announces its New Head of School, Kimberly Peeples
St. Louis Park, Minn., July, 11 2017 – Groves Academy, a nationally recognized educational organization focused on literacy instruction, learning disabilities, and education advocacy, announced a new Head of School, Kimberly Peeples, as Groves expands to impact more students, teachers and schools across the Twin Cities and beyond.
Peeples comes to Groves Academy after eleven years of serving at Breck School, where she was the Community Outreach Coordinator, Upper School Instructor, Dean of Studies, and most recently Director of Servant Leadership. Prior to her work at Breck School, Peeples was a leader and educator within Detroit Public Schools. Beyond her history in education and leadership, she has what might be the best experience in the preparation for her new role—she is a proud parent of a Groves Academy student.
“As parents, my husband, David, and I have experienced first-hand the intentional work of the teachers and administrators in guiding our son, Adam, to become a confident, successful, and purposeful learner,” said Kimberly Peeples, incoming Groves Academy Head of School. “We are also proud of the young man Adam is becoming through the support and encouragement of remarkable teachers. It is this practice—the commitment to developing the academic potential of each student — that will shape my leadership at Groves Academy.”
With a new Head of School, John Alexander, who served as Head of School since 2005, is moving to an Executive Director role. In his new role, Alexander will expand the work Groves does across its three programs: the school, which serves 250 students with dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning differences in grades 1-12; The Learning Center, which supports families and schools in the community who benefit from diagnostic testing, tutoring, and other services; and the recently created Institute for Professional Learning, which shares the proven teaching methods used at Groves Academy with other educators and schools.
“The mission of Groves Academy is to build confidence, success and purpose through transformative learning experiences,” said John Alexander, Executive Director of Groves Academy. “Our vision is to redefine the way our nation is taught one student, one teacher, and one school at a time. We are certain Kim will stay steadfast to and strengthen this mission.”