Faculty & Staff Directory

Andrew Tolan

Upper School Teacher

Academic and Behavioral Strategist (University of Minnesota)

Education & Experience: 

Andrew completed his BA in psychology at Carleton College where he also studied Spanish and completed research on the effects of representation in fiction on reading comprehension. In his Master’s program at the University of Minnesota, he studied special education (Academic and Behavioral Strategist and Emotional and Behavioral Disorders) and completed a literature review regarding classroom and individual supports to increase intrinsic motivation in the special education classroom. He has taught at Groves since 2014, and though he has enjoyed teaching in all 3 divisions has found a home teaching English Language Arts, Executive Functioning, and Spanish in the Upper School.


Andrew loves photography, building (and playing with) computers, exploring the west on foot and horseback, and exploring the Twin Cities parks and food scene with his wife and two young sons.