Janice De Groot

With VCS Since


Campus Location

Junior High Campus


Jr. High VINE Instructional Aide


Phone:  480.900.7100 

Church Affiliation

Central Christian


Janice was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and lived the first nine months of her life there. As her father was in the army, they relocated every couple years, living in New York, Colorado, Washington, North Carolina and Germany. She attended Dordt University in Iowa for a year and a half, where she met her future husband, Stan. She completed her degree in (Therapeutic) Recreation at Metropolitan State University.

Following marriage and graduation, she worked for a year with the City of Aurora as a Therapeutic Recreation Assistant. She continued on in the field to work as an Activity Director at a nursing home for a couple years before starting a family. When their two children were both in school, she worked at Grace Community Christian Preschool for six years as a teacher’s assistant, before working at Amazing Grace Christian Book and Gift Store for eight years before it closed. She worked a year at Steinmart, while preparing to get her Pharmacy Technician certification, leading to a nearly eight year career at Walmart Pharmacy. She also taught swimming lessons for many summers.

Both of their children graduated from Valley Christian. Their daughter, Janae, works as a nurse at Mayo Clinic. Marshall is a pharmacist at CVS and we look forward to welcoming his fiancé, Brittany Swartz into our family on November 1.

In her free time, she loves to spend time with family, vacation, boat, and waterski.



Metropolitan State University, Bachelor of Arts, 1983