Faculty & Staff Directory

Thea Ekstrand

Lower School Teacher

3 years of ASL

Education & Experience:

Thea went to Saint Cloud State University where she received her bachelor’s in Special Education. Thea has been teaching karate since she was 14 years old and then grew into a passion for teaching at schools. She taught for 2 years in St. Cloud and then moved and is now about to enter her second year at Groves.


Thea loves reading many different types of books such as fantasy, fiction, and adventure. When she isn’t reading she is at karate as she is a 3rd-degree black belt, hanging out with friends, watching TV with her fiancé, or playing with her new German Shepherd puppy.