Mr. Grose

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Period Class Room
 1 Integrated Science W115
 2 Integrated Science W115
 3 Integrated Science W115
 4 Integrated Science W115
 5 Integrated Science W115
 6 Planning W127
 7 Planning W127

I am a REAL Colorado native and grew up in Colorado Springs and Golden.  I am a graduate of the Jefferson County School District, graduating from Golden High School in 1975.  I have worked in the private sector as an exploration geologist and environmental geological engineer in addition to my teaching career.  I am married and have two grown children.  I like to travel, ski, and camp in the Colorado mountains.

My second career is as a soccer referee for youth, high school, and adult leagues.  Since there are a number of indoor facilities, there is very little break from soccer throughout the year.

Education / Degrees Earned:

M.S.,   1990     Geological Engineering          Colorado School of Mines,       Golden, CO

B.A.,    1985    Geology                                  University of Colorado,             Boulder, CO


Workplace Experience:
I have over 15 years of professional experience as a geologist/hydrogeologist working for an independent oil and gas exploration company and several environmental consulting firms.  As an exploration geologist, I evaluated potential oil/gas prospects in the mid and western United States.  As an environmental geologist/engineer I conducted a variety of surface and subsurface geological and geophysical investigations for surface and subsurface contamination.  I also was involved in numerous soil and groundwater remediation projects in 13 western states.

I have 26 years of teaching experience at the middle and high school levels.  I started at A-West in 2004 so I am a Wildcat at heart.

A Little About My Teaching Philosophy:
My interest in teaching stems from my desire to make a positive impact on the lives of the students I teach.  I would like to empower students with the desire and ability to learn.  Learning and education are life-long endeavors that are the most important aspect of the maturing process from childhood to adulthood.  They are also the keys to leading a productive and enjoyable life.

A person's feeling of self worth is greatly enhanced when they set goals, work hard to achieve those goals, and get a feeling of accomplishment with what they have set out to do.  I feel proud and honored to be a part of that mentoring process by encouraging and guiding students along that path.

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