Phone: 803-476-4800 (ext. 4872)


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Kristi Grooms


“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings

so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.” (Socrates)

Welcome! I'm Ms. Grooms, and I have been teaching 8th Grade English at Dutch Fork Middle School for 16 years. I've taught all levels of ELA as well as our English I-H Courses, and I am the Chair of the 8th Grade English Department. This year I will also be teaching the 8th grade section of Literacy Lab. I am a member of Team 83 and teach in Room 112. 

On this website you'll find links to helpful documents. The calendar will be used to track long-term assignments and upcoming assessments. 


Please feel free to contact me via e-mail ( or phone (476-4800 ext. 4872) if you ever need anything. I am looking forward to a great year!!


BA Literature (USC)

Masters of Teaching Secondary English (USC)

Gifted and Talented Endorsement

NBCT Early Adolsecent Literature

Milken Educator Award (2013)

Advanced Placement Certification in Literature (UCLA 2016)