Our Program Leaders – your teachers – are the heart and soul behind our programs. It’s the teacher students will remember. This year, for Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked students and parents who have participated in recent WorldStrides programs to nominate their program leaders for WorldStrides Teacher of the Year to honor their hard work and dedication. Each day this week, we will announce a WorldStrides Teacher of the Year.

Our WorldStrides Teacher of the Year: Science is Alexa Groff, from West Central Valley High School in Stuart, Iowa. Alex was nominated by a student who recognizes her dedication to the teaching profession.

“My teacher goes above and beyond for each student. She spends most of her nights helping students, even though she is a single mother. Her students are her world. I know when I need help I can go to Ms. Groff and know that she is willing to help me. She makes class and learning fun. She lets us get our hands dirty to learn better. She always goes out of her way to make sure we know she cares about us.”