Tracey joined The Grove School in 2022 and loves the unique viewpoint of student-centered learning that the school uses. Tracey earned a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies: Film & Visual Culture and Political Science from UCR, along with a BA in English Literature from CSUSB. Tracey also earned an MA in Higher Education from the University of Redlands and an MA in Teaching and Learning with a Special Education Credential from the University of Redlands. Prior to working at The Grove School, she served as a Student Activities Advisor at Moreno Valley College, an Instructional Assistant, and an Ed Specialist. Tracey is deeply passionate about Kpop and is OT7.
Mr. Delaney is excited to join the staff at The Grove School and to share his passion and enthusiasm for teaching. Before entering the teaching profession full-time in 2017, Mark spent many years working in business, engineering and technology. Mark earned his Master’s degree in Math Education in 2018. He enjoys hiking and backpacking and hopes to someday fill in the missing gaps on his quest to complete the Pacific Crest Trail. When not teaching, Mark can be found spending time with his family and pets on an adventure or making sure his large vegetable garden is a thing of beauty.
Aubrey joined The Grove School in 2023 and is excited about all the unique opportunities for learning the school offers for the many types of learners. Aubrey earned her BS in Mathematics from the University of Redlands in 2022. After that, she earned a MA in Learning and Teaching and her Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics from the University of Redlands in 2023. In her free time, Aubrey enjoys camping, cooking, and spending time with her loving husband and adorable cats.
Erin joined The Grove School in 2023 and loves working in a truly student-led environment, along with the unique opportunities the Winterims provide. Erin earned her BA from BYU-I and is currently finishing her MA in Education and her credential at the University of Redlands. Prior to working at The Grove School, Erin worked with Montessori at a preschool and dementia care setting. In her free time, Erin enjoys traveling, trying new things, playing pool, and doing karaoke. She has three boys and a father who worked at Disneyland when it first opened.
Mr. Daft joined The Grove School in 2022 and deeply loves the community at the school, along with how supportive students are to each other. He earned his BA in Communications from Saint Mary’s College of Moraga, along with a Special Education Credential from CSUSB. Prior to joining The Grove team, he taught in the San Bernardino Unified School District as a Special Education Teacher. Mr. Daft has also worked as a print journalist for ten-plus years covering prep sports and City Council Meetings. When he is not at work, he is a diehard Sacramento Kings and San Francisco Giants fan that spends a lot of time rooting against the Dodgers and Lakers. He also likes to spend time with his wife, daughter and two dogs.
Jesse joined The Grove School in 2023 and looks forward to the value he can add to the Grove community. Prior to joining The Grove School, he taught at a non-traditional school teaching transitional-age youth for 5 years. Jesse earned a BA in History from CSU, Los Angeles in 2015. Jesse is motivated and inspired to be a better human by his two incredible children and his wonderful wife. In his free time, Jesse is passionate about traveling, working on home projects, and spending time with his family and German Shorthaired Pointer, Marx.
Naomi joined The Grove School in 2021 and is inspired by the creativity, independence, and community that the school fosters. She received her BA in Spanish from Wheaton College in 2018 and her MA in Teaching and Learning from the University of Redlands in 2021. During her time in college, Naomi studied abroad in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Guatemala in order to develop her language skills. Prior to teaching high school students, she earned her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and taught elementary for 3 years. Naomi’s passion for Spanish was developed from a young age as a daughter of Guatemalan immigrants. In her free time, Naomi enjoys taking care of her plants, reading, baking, planning future trips, watching period dramas, and going for hikes with her English Springer Spaniel, Darcy.
Natalie joined The Grove School in 2023 to share her passion for literature and writing with high school students. Natalie loves the beauty of the Grove campus and the unique opportunities the school offers. She received her BA in English literature in 2019 and her MA in Writing Studies and Letters with a focus on disability studies in literature in 2021 from CSUSB. Natalie also received her Single Subject Teaching Credential in English from CSUSB. Natalie has worked in the education field since 2015 as an AVID tutor and substitute teacher. In her free time, she enjoys writing, taking care of plants, crocheting, sewing, and hanging out with her cat, Sierra.
Aimee joined The Grove School in 2019 and loves the many different baby animals that appear in the farm office. She deeply loves all the animals on the farm, especially Princess Flo the goat. She also enjoyed planning the Farm Fair in 2023 and helping with AAES. Aimee graduated from CSUSB with a BA in Business Administration with a Finance Concentration. She has a varied background in business, County government, and she even owned a bakery. Aimee is also part of a certified therapy dog team with her dog, Luna. She and Luna enjoy visiting seniors, kids, airport passengers, and everyone in between!
Connie has worked as the accounting and human resources manager for Grove since 2005. She enjoys interacting with the students on a daily basis and learning with them. She has a BS in accounting. Connie has one daughter who graduated from The Grove School.
Beth has worked in the Grove office since 2008. She graduated from the University of Redlands with a BA in Political Science. She loves spending time with her family, traveling, reading, and painting watercolors.
Kristina joined The Grove School in 2022 and fell in love with the uniqueness of the school, along with the many animals that call it home. Prior to working at The Grove, she worked at an Elementary in Redlands for 5 years. She is excited to work with some of the same students who are now a bit more grown up. Although her time with The Grove School has been short, she feels at home with all the school has to offer. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, road trips, and going to Disney with her family as a Magic Key holder.
Mrs. Evans joined The Grove School in 2023 after 18 years practicing in School Psychology. She enjoys the people and environment that make The Grove School special. Mrs. Evans received her BS in Dental Hygiene from Loma Linda University in 1996. She then received an MA and PPS Credential in School Psychology and School Counseling from Azusa Pacific in 2005. In addition, Mrs. Evans completed Post-Graduate School Neuropsychology and Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology in 2022. In her free time, she enjoys gardening.
Melvin joined The Grove School in 2023 and loves the community here that has been built by the students, teachers, and staff. He earned a BA in History from Roanoke College in 2009. Prior to joining the Grove team, he was a baker at Small Oven Bakery and a Farm and Garden Camp Director at the Berkshire Botanical Garden. In his free time, Melvin enjoys hiking and backpacking with his partner and two dogs, rock climbing, and flying model airplanes.
Ms. Melissa joined The Grove School in 2023 and is excited by the opportunity to work at a Montessori school. She has been working with students since 2017 at the after-school program, Think Together as their program leader and then site coordinator. Additionally, she has worked as an RSP Paraeducator at Victor Elementary School District. She received her Associate’s degree in 2023 and is currently working on earning her Bachelor’s degree and Teaching Credential. Ms. Melissa enjoys spending time with her significant other and her tabby cat, Sophie. In her free time, you can find her spending time with her friends and family, gardening, watching movies, or cooking.
Chloe joined The Grove School in 2021 and loves working with such an amazing group of people and the community they have built. She earned an AA in Philosophy and Sociology from Crafton Hills College in 2016 and a BA in Religious Studies with a minor in Spatial Studies from the University of Redlands in 2018. In her free time, Chloe enjoys reading, music, and cooking.
Drew joined The Grove School in 2023 and loves the sense of community and teamwork the school creates. Prior to working at The Grove School, he completed his BA in Philosophy from ASU in 2022. Drew also coached the Boys’ Baseball team at The Grove school in 2023 and runs the Interact Club, which works hard to improve the campus and community.
Elena joined The Grove School in 2022 and loves working with all the kind, hard-working, and creative people at the school. She received her BA in Theater Arts from the University of Redlands in 2017. Elena is a native of Redlands and deeply enjoys the community it offers. In her free time, she enjoys any outdoor activities, including hiking.
Jean joined The Grove School in 2013 while working as the primary Directress at Montessori in Redlands for the past 30 years. She enjoys working at The Grove School’s Saturday Farmers Market with the volunteer students who help the market run smoothly. Jean completed her Montessori training in London in 1976/77. Her passion for Montessori education can be seen throughout her family in her husband, Peter, who teaches at The Grove School, and her daughter Emily, who is a Montessori teacher.