Director of Education Support

Mrs. Grover joined the Shalhevet community as an educator with over 15 years of experience with a passion for supporting students who learn differently. 

She began her education journey by receiving a B.A. in English with a minor in Education at U.C. Berkeley in 2008 where she worked at the Student Learning Center, teaching workshops to students with learning differences on writing and time management, as well as teaching college English majors about Modernist Literature through a joint workshop with a professor. 

She received her M.A. in Teaching with an emphasis on high school writing skill acquisition from U.S.C. and began teaching at a public charter school for two years before feeling the desire to focus on students with learning differences who were often lost in the large public school setting. She began working with an educational services company focused on combining neuroscience with educational therapy before starting her own private ed therapy practice focused primarily on students with ADHD and executive functioning issues. She missed the classroom, however, and concurrently joined Westmark School, a small private school for students who have learning differences, where she quickly rose to become the Upper School English Department Chair, creating a solid reading and writing curriculum for grades 9-12 built on a mixture of classics and modern diverse books with data-driven learning strategies to support reading and writing proficiencies for students who struggle with those skills. Through her 7 years at Westmark School, she became Academic Counselor and Advisor for senior students with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, ADHD, anxiety, etc, managing the largest and most popular advising caseload at her school. Many of her former students and advisees still send her snapshots of stellar college report cards and career achievements to this day. 

She has a passion for understanding students at a neurological level, believing our differences are actually what give us strengths and make us unique learners. One of her greatest joys is seeing young people embrace who they are and persevere to find their talents amidst struggles through her guidance. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and two young sons, exploring nature, being active, traveling, shopping for antiques and vintage items, reading literature from around the world, and creative writing.