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Mr. Grose

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1st Period: Earth Science (Rm. 121)
2nd Period: Earth Science (Rm. 121)
3rd Period: Planning (Rm. 127)
4th Period: Honors Earth Science (Rm. 121)
5th Period: Astronomy (Rm. 121)
6th Period: Planning (Rm. 127)
7th Period: Geology (Rm. 121)


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 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

 

WORK 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 19 years of teaching experience at the middle and high school levels.

 A LITTLE ABOUT MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY:

My interest in teaching stems from my desire to make a positive impact on the lives of the children 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 child´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.