Marilyn Groop is known as The Mastermind ‘round these parts; she has a remarkable way of taking a seemingly unreachable idea and turning it into a reality we all can share. Homeschooling her six children since 1990, she has dealt with a variety of learning styles and learning abilities – from gifted to learning disabled. Three of her six children are adopted and some had emotional issues that interfered with learning.
Since 1998, she has been a single parent and has continued to homeschool despite the challenges that situation offers. In God’s faithfulness, her homeschool community was one of Marilyn’s sources of strength and stability during that tumultuous time. She loves to learn and she loves to see others succeed in learning.
Marilyn holds a BS in Physical Therapy from New York University. Not only did she and Vicki Tillman found MEK/TEK and Mt. Sophia Academy, they also helped found Elijah School, a traditional five day per week school for students who have learning differences that were difficult to reach in a homeschool.
Beyond her love of learning, though, is her desire to hear, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” In Christ alone Marilyn finds the wisdom and strength to say, “Yes!” to all the seemingly unreachable ideas God speaks into her life.