Joe Groves, Principal

Hello!  My name is Joe Groves 

Welcome to MPS Metro Education Services where I serve as Principal. MPS Metro is a wonderful program staffed by wonderful adults who do great things for wonderful kids. This year marks my initial year with MPS Metro, but I have spent my entire educational career with  Minneapolis Public Schools. I have served in many roles with MPS, from  teacher to Instructional Specialist to  District Program Facilitator to  Assistant Principal and now Principal.    

I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Lincoln University. At the University of St. Thomas, I recieved my teaching certification as well as my Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. Later I attended St. Mary's University where I completed my Educational Specialist  degree along with obtaining my Administrative License.

Helping young people reach thier full potential has always been my passion. I enjoy supporting students in their academic and social development as well as supporting and training school staff to increase their capacity to be effective teachers and nurturers of our youth. I am excited about the support our students receive as a result of the collaboration with the various hospitals, teen residence, and day treatment programs.

At MPS Metro Education Services we believe in making a difference.