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Grades 9-12

mr. jim groble

High School Social Studies Teacher

Team Member since 2008

 Mr. Groble received his BA from University of Illinois Chicago and Masters from Cleveland State University. Prior to working at Virtual Schoolhouse, Mr. Groble was an owner operator in the transportation industry. Being a successful self-employed owner operator helps Mr. Groble prepare his students for life after high school. Mr. Groble has been a scoutmaster for over 20 years for the Boy Scouts of America. Another one of his non-professional passions is gardening. His yard is a certified back yard nature preserve and a certified butterfly preserve.

ms. Mihaela Ilie

High School Science Teacher

Team Member since

ms. anna Caushaj

High School Math Teacher

Team Member since 2006

 Ms. Caushaj obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Tirana. Prior to her position at Virtual Schoolhouse, Ms. Caushaj worked at a group home in Lakewood, Ohio where she cared for and administered medicine to women who were unable to do so on their own. Ms. Caushaj received certification to administer medicine and is certified for First Aid, CPR, and CPI. While her kids were in school, Ms. Caushaj participated in their schools PTA and helped with organizing events and volunteered. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.

Mr. Kenneth mcneil

Career Technology Teacher

Team Member since 2014

 Mr. Mcneil holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentrate of Human Resource Management from Capital University and a Masters of Business Administration with a concentrate in Management from Strayer University. Prior to working in Virtual Schoolhouse, Mr. Mcneil worked at Believe to Achieve, Ginn Academy and Harvard Community School. Mr. Mcneil is a member of the National Black MBA association. Mr. Mcneil is an avid bowler and belongs to the USBC.

MR. dov dym

Blended Learning Instructor

Team Member since 2005

 Mr. Dym has a Masters in Education from Cleveland State University. In addition to position his position at Virtual Schoolhouse, Mr. Dym is a Sunday School teacher at Jewish Family Experience. Mr. Dym’s passions include physical activities such as table tennis and crossword puzzles. He also enjoys cooking, clean eating and organic food.

ms. denise arrah

Physical Education and Health Teacher

Team Member since 2006

Ms. Arrah has a BS in Education with a major in Dance Education from Ohio State University and a health license from Cleveland State University. She is almost done her Masters in Health Education at Cleveland State University. Ms. Arrah was the high school boy’s basketball coach and won coach of the year. Ms. Arrah is a licensed massage therapist with a medical license from the state of Ohio. Ms. Arrah owned a dance school for 23 years where she taught ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, acrobatics and exercise.

Mr. justin Rutledge

In School Assignment Teacher

Team Member since 2015

 Mr. Rutledge has educational experience includes tutoring and mentoring a group of high school freshmen to coaching students at Rugby Ohio and at other educational institutions.  Prior to working at Virtual Schoolhouse, Mr. Rutledge managed the advertising and marketing for the Sports Department at his local YMCA branch, in addition to planning and executing year-round programming. He has traveled all over northeast Ohio teaching rugby to an array of children in different grades with different abilities.  In his spare time, Mr. Rutledge plays rugby and is a part-time journalist.