Marilyn Groop is a co-founder and principal of Mount Sophia Academy. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from New York Univesity. While she no longer is employed as a PT, she uses her skills by volunteering for Joni and Friends’ Wheels for the World teams. She has served in Peru and Brazil.
Marilyn is currently co-teaching Intro to Writing, Writing 11, Writing 12, and Cinema Studies. She also organizes the biology labs for the level 2/3 biology class. In the past, she has taught other classes, such as biology and logic.
Marilyn began homeschooling her oldest son in 1990 and graduated her youngest in 2015. Five of her six children graduated from Mt. Sophia. Two of her sons married fellow Mt. Sophia graduates. Marilyn has five grandchildren, with another expected in February of 2020.
In 1998, Marilyn and her children joined a coop and she has taught a variety of literature, writing, and science classes. Along with teaching, she has been doing academic advising for Mount Sophia, focusing on the underclassmen. She has a passion for both children and education.